Kieran Carroll is an award-winning Australian playwright who writes dramas, biographical works, adaptations and comedies. He has had twenty-five plays produced in Australia, America and England and has received writing residencies around the world including the prestigious Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York. Recent productions include the highly successful Sons of Sun (Sydney Opera House, 2014 – 2018) and In The Mens (La Mama Courthouse, Melbourne, 2017) In 2015, he was a commissioned playwright at Monash University, Melbourne. The commission produced The Truth is Longer Than a Lie, a research play adaptation about domestic child abuse from the non-fiction book of the same name by Dr Neerosh Mudaly. The play was published in November 2015 by Black Pepper Press. In 2020, his biographical, one man show starring Damian Callinan NEWK (The John Newcombe Story) will be touring regional Australia.
Kieran's work has appeared at festivals in New York, New Jersey and Chicago over the past few years. He hope to continue to make contact with American playwrights, directors and actors and have more of his work staged in the US.
Three of my plays NEWK! (The John Newcombe Story), The Giraffe's Uncle (The Les Robinson Story) and The Truth is Longer Than a Lie are available through the Australian Script Centre. The Truth is Longer Than a Lie is published by Black Pepper Press. My other plays are available for enquiries through my website - www.kierancarroll.com
A family drama set in New Zealand and Brussels.
Adapted from the non-fiction book of the same name by Dr Neerosh Mudaly and Professor Chris Goddard, the play is a family crossover drama about child abuse. Two very different families are discovered with the repercussions being severe. The play is published in Australia by Black Pepper Press and has received a very powerful and emotional reaction in Australia. Please find a link below to the publisher's website.
Australia's Oldest Man - a short, grotesque, black comedy about a bodily obsessed, 148 year old man, recently played the Midtown International Theatre Festival in Manhattan in mid-July to great reaction. A week later, the play had ten performances at the Skint Theatre Festival in Bristol, England.
The Truth is Longer Than a Lie, a stage adaptation of the book of the same name by Neerosh Mudaly and Chris Goddrd has been published in Australia by Black Pepper Press. The play tackles the difficult but crucial subject of child abuse and premiered in Melbourne in Nov 2015.
Australian playwright Kieran Carroll's rock and roll play Sons of Sun - Elvis, Jerry, Johnny and Me - about the life of Sun Records founder Sam Phillips was performed for two nights at the Sydney Opera House Studio last November and returns there on May 1st and 2nd 2015.