Writer/director Wendy Beckett has written more than 25 plays and directed more than 40. At 22 she founded a theatre company, Colours Inc, in Adelaide, where she was the playwright and company director with a staff of around 50. Her work and plays are collected by the Australian National Library in Canberra.
She has also written biographies, radio plays for the Australian Broadcasting Commission, books, librettos, articles of academic study and journalism. Her literary mentor was author Lawrence Durrell of The Alexandria Quartet.
On ABC radio she conducted interviews with some of the best minds of our time: Gore Vidal, Leonard Bernstein, Martha Graham and Paul Bowles. Her academic background includes literature, psychology and science and she has lectured in universities in the areas of theatre, creative writing, literature and psychology.
Wendy attracts and works with eminent Australian artists and has a passion for writing and staging biographical plays. For the Love of Alma Mahler was performed at the Sydney Opera House. Her other areas of interest in playwriting range from domestic dramas to artistic, psychological and political dramas. Her first play performed in the USA, Anais Nin: One of her Lives opened at the Beckett Theatre, NYC in 2006. Wendy has an ongoing commitment to direct a play a year in New York City.
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