Roslyn Oades is a Melbourne-based theatremaker best known for her pioneering work in the field of headphone-verbatim and audio-driven performance projects. Her work has been commissioned by Malthouse, Melbourne Festival, Urban Theatre Projects, Sydney Festival, Belvoir, Vitalstatistix, Hot House and Festival 18 on the Gold Coast. Original works for stage include: Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday, I’m Your Man, In a Deep Dark Forest, Cutaway–A Portrait, Stories of Love & Hate and Fast Cars & Tractor Engines. Her productions have toured nationally with Performing Lines and I’m Your Man was adapted into an online interactive documentary by SBS TV.
Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday received the Green Room Award for outstanding writing for the Australian Stage and in 2019 Roslyn received a special Green Room Award for Technical Achievement in theatre. Her work has also been nominated for Helpmann Awards, Sydney Theatre Awards and NSW Premiere’s Literary Award.
Roslyn recently commenced a new series of place-based projects, including: Cell 26, an audio work for a prison bed, Sea Stories, an audio work for sunrise and The Nightline an underground listening club for insomniacs. She harbours an ongoing fascination with innovative creative non-fiction forms of art making.