Caleb Lewis
Creative / Writing

Bio

WRITER/GAME DESIGNER

Caleb Lewis is a multi-award-winning playwright, theatremaker and experience designer.

Plays include Nailed; Men, Love and the Monkeyboy; Dogfall; Death in Bowengabbie, Rust and Bone; Songs for the Deaf; Bluebottles; Crystal; Aleksander and the Robot Maid; The Honey Bees; In a Dark Dark Wood; Six Million Hits; The River at the End of the Road; Maggie Stone; and Clinchfield, which won the inaugural Richard Burton Award for New Plays.

Screen credits include Mortal Coil (in development) and Savvy TV.

Games, installations and interactive entertainments include:  Exclusion Zone; Across a Crowded Room; Half an Hour Visit; and the multi-platform If There Was A Colour Darker Than Black I’d Wear It – Winner of the 2013 Ruby Award for Innovation.

Currently a resident artist at Griffin Theatre, Australia’s premier new writing theatre, Lewis was mentored by Nick Enright (Blackrock, Lorenzo’s Oil) and Edward Albee (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).  He is the winner of an Inscription Award, the Phillip Parsons’ Award (in absentia), and the inaugural AWGIE (Australian Writers’ Guild Award) for Digital Narrative.

Caleb’s work has been commissioned and/or produced by Bell Shakespeare; Black Swan Theatre Company (WA); State Theatre Company of South Australia, and numerous large and and small companies across the country as well as overseas.  Current projects include commissions for  The State Theatre Company of South Australia, Hothouse (VIC) and Sport for Jove (NSW) as well as a triptych of interactive projects for the series, Uncertain Playgrounds.

In April, Caleb will present ‘Unkiss Me’ for the BATCH FESTIVAL at Griffin Theatre. ‘Unkiss Me’ is “an intimate, participatory art-game for two that invites players to consider how a relationship is built on shared memories, and what happens when one comes to an end…”

 Reviews and further production details are available at caleb-lewis.com

Reviews

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

    Barefoot Review

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

    "A really talented Australian playwright, really playing with performance form. Great!" (Destroyer of Worlds)

    Radio Adelaide

    "The complex strands of action are impressively woven together by the playwright..." (Clinchfield)
    The West Australian

    Caleb won the The Richard Burton Award for New Plays - for Clinchfield in 2010

    "Lewis has an excellent aptitude for believable dialogue and a brilliant understanding of emotional counterpoint..." (The Honey Bees)
    Limelight

    “I am convinced Lewis marks the appearance of a significant new talent.”
    The Sun Herald