Caleb Lewis

Caleb Lewis



Caleb Lewis is a multi-award-winning writer for the stage.

His plays include Nailed; Men, Love and the Monkeyboy; Dogfall; Death in Bowengabbie, Rust and Bone; Aleksander and the Robot Maid; Clinchfield; Tribute; The Honey Bees; Destroyer of Worlds; Six Million Hits; The Honey Bees and Maggie Stone (the latter two published by Currency Press).

His plays have been shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Award; the Griffin Award and have won an Inscription Award, the Mitch Mathews Award and the first Australian Writer’s Guild Award for Digital Narrative. His play, Clinchfield, is the inaugural winner of the Richard Burton Award for New Plays.  Lewis was mentored by Nick Enright (Blackrock, Lorenzo’s Oil) and Edward Albee (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

Installations and interactive entertainments include Across a Crowded Room and From the Outside Looking In (HomeBrew); Tin Shed Camping Tours (Rock Surfers); Half an Hour Visit (Write Club) and the multi-platform, If There Was A Colour Darker Than Black I’d Wear It (Country Arts SA/Rising Damp) – Winner of the 2013 Ruby Award for Innovation.

In 2016 The Honey Bees opens in Melbourne (Red Stitch), Dogfall opens in Philadelphia (Iron Age Theatre),  Rust and Bone opens in Melbourne (La Mama) and Death in Bowengabbie begins a national Australian tour (Critical Stages).

Caleb recently returned from a residency in the UK with digital performance pioneers, Blast Theory, exploring the many possibilities of combining theatre and gaming.

Further production details and reviews are available on


    "A really talented Australian playwright, really playing with performance form. Great!" (Destroyer of Worlds)
    Richard Jordan, ABC Radio National

    "Destroyer of Worlds ... so original and out there, it has no peers or comparisons."
    Barefoot Review

    "Lewis's dense, lyrical writing and elliptical approach to a familiar scenario make for a captivating 60 minutes." (Destroyer of Worlds)

    "It is an outstanding piece of theatre; edgy, touching, relatable and funny - not one to miss!" (Destroyer of Worlds)
    Radio Adelaide