Eamon Flack Artistic Director of Belvoir Theatre

Eamon Flack joins Regina Botros in the studio to talk about his life in the arts.

Eamon graduated from the acting course at WAAPA in 2003 and has since worked as a director, actor, writer and dramaturg for Belvoir, Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Bell Shakespeare’s Mind’s Eye, Perth International Arts Festival, Darwin Festival, Playwriting Australia and various other companies.

For Belvoir, Eamon has directed Life of Galileo, Packer & Sons, Counting & Cracking (with S. Shakthidharan), GhostsThe RoverIvanovAngels in America Parts One and Two, The Glass Menagerie, Mother Courage and Her Children, Babyteeth, As You Like ItTwelfth Night or What You WillThe Blind Giant is DancingThe Great FireOnce in Royal David’s City and The End (which toured to Malthouse Theatre). He co-wrote Counting & Cracking with S. Shakthidharan, co-adapted Ruby Langford Ginibi’s memoir Don’t Take Your Love to Town with Leah Purcell, and co-devised and directed Beautiful One Day (a co-production with ILBIJERRI Theatre company and version 1.0, which has toured to Melbourne, regional Victoria, London and Brisbane Festival). His dramaturgy credits for Belvoir include Neighbourhood Watch, The Wild Duck, Brothers Wreck and The Book of Everything. Eamon’s productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (B Sharp/Bob Presents/ Arts Radar) and Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui (Darwin Festival) have both toured nationally.

Eamon has adapted and directed Gorky’s Summerfolk (Bob Presents) and his adaptation of Antigone was produced at the Perth International Arts Festival and published by Currency Press.

Eamon and Shakthi’s production of Counting & Cracking won seven Helpmann Awards in 2019, including Best New Australian Work, Best Production of a Play and Best Direction of a Play. It also received the Victorian Prize for Literature and Prize for Drama in the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, and Best Mainstage Production, Best New Australian Work and Best Original Score at the 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards. Eamon’s productions of The Glass Menagerie and Angels in America have both won Best Play at the Helpmann Awards. Ivanov won four Sydney Theatre Awards including Best Mainstage Production and Best Direction.

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