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BRONWEN
COLEMAN

Bronwen is an award winning and proudly neurodivergent director, actor and writer based in Melbourne. Having lived in New York for more than a decade, she is a Life Member of the Actors Studio, and has appeared in theatre, television and films internationally, including opposite Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the Academy Award winning film Capote. Other acting credits include Pretty Chin Up Public Theatre (NYC), The Beebo Brinker Chronicles 37 Arts (NYC), Mrs. Barry’s Marriage SoloNova Arts Festival/45th Street Theatre (NYC), Proof Bristol Riverside Theatre (PA), Law and Order Criminal Intent NBC Universal, and Law and Order NBC Universal. 

 

Under Bronwen's direction, Angus Cameron's Dirt won both the Frank Ford and Critics Circle Awards at the Adelaide Fringe in 2021. This production of Dirt went on to win Best Theatre at Fringeworld Perth in 2022 and to be nominated for two Green Room awards in 2023. More recently, Bronwen co-created and directed Patrick Livesey's Naomi which premiered at the Adelaide Fringe, winning the Critics Circle and Mindshare Mental Health Awareness Awards, and Cavemxn by Angus Cameron at Chapel off Chapel. 

 

Critics have called Bronwen's work as a director "fantastic", and "visionary". She is known for her "character-centered" approach, drawing on techniques developed at the Actors Studio.

With the Anthropocene Play Company, Bronwen has directed and produced a number of plays including the world premiere of Daniel Nellor's IGNIS at Melbourne Fringe 2022, where it enjoyed a sold out and extended season at Toorak Manor.

 

Bronwen is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television (BFTV) and the Actors Studio Drama School New York (MFA). 

 

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