Louris van de Geer


    Louris van de Geer is a playwright and theatre maker. She has been described as “a quirky and distinctive new voice" by The Age, and her work as a "brilliant...study of human existence”. Her writing experiments with contemporary theatrical form and explores the impossible, the grim and the absurd; exposing them as deeply human. 

    Louris holds a Masters of Writing for Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts. She has interned with writer and director Richard Maxwell from New York City Players, Marius von Mayenburg at the Schaubühne Berlin and Ivo van Hove from Toneelgroep Amsterdam. Her work has been a finalist for the 2015 & 2016 Rodney Seaborn Award, the 2015 Griffin Award and the 2014 Edward Albee Scholarship. She was named as one of Melbourne Writers Festival’s ’30 Under 30’ best young writers in Melbourne.

    Recent projects include Looking Glass (fortyfivedownstairs 2017), The Son (MTC Cybec 2016), Triumph (fortyfivedownstairs 2016) and Hello There, We've Been Waiting For You (Next Wave & ACMI 2014). Her other projects include Tuesday (MKA 2012) which has now been adapted into a radio play for ABC Radio National, Hunny-Bun & Baby Doll (Dixon Place NYC, 2015 & Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2010) Don’t Look Now (St Martins, 2010) and They’re All in Their Little Boxes (St Martins, 2008). Louris is currently under commission from English Touring Theatre in the UK and Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne.