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Ben Ellis

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Ben Ellis is an Australian playwright living in London whose plays include Unrestless, Decade, Hacked and The Final Shot, produced by London’s Theatre 503 in October 2007, Poet No. 7, which also premiered at Theatre 503 and travelled to the Dublin Fringe Festival; his adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis for Malthouse and Sydney Theatre Company Blueprints; The Wall Project (co-writer); Faith, Hope and SurveillanceEclipses, 360 Positions in a One Night Stand (co-writer) and Outpatients.  

Falling Petals premiered at Playbox in 2003, and has gone on to productions in Sydney, Christchurch and New York. These People, shortlisted for both the NSW and Queensland Premiers’ Literary Awards in 2004 premiered at STC Blueprints in 2003.

Awards include the Malcolm Robertson Prize (for Post Felicity), the Patrick White Playwrights Award and the ANPC/New Dramatists Award. Other work includes Between the Air and the Sea (based on Lionel Spycher’s La Suspension du Plongeur). Ben’s play The Captive premiered at The Finborough Theatre in London in 2010.

Most recently Ben’s contribution to Decade produced by U.K. company Headlong opened, and received glowing reviews. In 2012 Ben was commissioned to write Red Mountain, a full length play for NIDA.