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Flynn is a Brisbane and Sydney-based director, writer and deviser. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and First Class Honours for her research investigating the craft of female directorship. Flynn has worked as an assistant director on projects for Queensland Theatre, Queensland Music Festival and QUT Acting.
As a writer, Flynn has contributed to The Good Room’s public art exhibition These Frozen Moments, presented with Brisbane City Council (2017) and Flowstate (2018). Her first short play, Fish Fingers, was commissioned by the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) in 2018 and was published and staged as part of Intersection 2019: Arrival.
While at NIDA Flynn has directed the music video for Charbel’s single, River of Neglect, in collaboration with triple j Unearthed, and has worked as assistant director to Michael Gow on his new play, Goldilocks.
Other NIDA directing credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf in collaboration with Actors Centre Australia (ACA) and Un/Known, devised with students from NIDA and the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA).
Flynn directed Melissa Bubnic’s new play, When Vampires Shop, for her graduating production.
After graduation, Flynn hopes to pursue her interest in staging new Australian plays with a focus on political comedy. Her directorial practice is reflective of her passion for inciting collaboration and cultivating empowering theatre experiences.