Alanah Guiry

Alanah is an emerging theatre director and poet.

She has been immersed in the arts since her extensive ballet training in Melbourne, which ultimately led to her involvement in the Melbourne independent theatre scene as a director. Her first play (2013) Between Water and Air, won the Judgesʼ Choice award for the Short+Sweet Festival in Melbourne. Itʼs on Me (2014) won Best Short Play at the Kyneton Short Play Festival, and her direction of Michael Gowʼs Away (2015) received three Lyrebird Award nominations. In 2016, Alanah created her theatre company, Rotten Honey, debuting her play Altar Girl, which sold out two seasons (Melbourne Fringe 2016, Adelaide Fringe 2017).

Alanah has completed a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University (2016) and has worked as a performing arts journalist for The Creative Issue. Most recently, Alanah moved to Sydney to study a Master of Fine Arts (Directing) at NIDA (2017), with a specific interest in challenging her understanding of theatre and how it can be used to reveal and unleash the subconscious mind.

Her current directing credits include: Soldiers (NIDA and triple j Unearthed music video); Shipwreck (devised within the NICA/NIDA collaboration); Daphne and Apollo by Suvi Derkenne (NIDA/ National Theatre Drama School); SLAY (devised within the ACPA/ NIDA collaboration); The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (Actors Centre Australia/ NIDA); Altar Girl (Rotten Honey); Tender by Nicki Bloom (Avid Theatre Company); Away by Michael Gow (OTG Theatre); Itʼs on Me (Dramatic Pause Theatre Company); Between Water and Air (Sydney Short+Sweet); Between Water and Air (Melbourne Short+Sweet), MM01 (Melbourne Short+Sweet).

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