About Me

Yvette Wall Perth playwright logo
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Short+Sweet Perth 2021

Script Finalist for
Paper Alley

I was born in Perth, Western Australia to migrant parents, and after living in Canberra for some of my adult life I made my way back to Perth.  

 

My passion for drama, story and performance began in primary school when I was encouraged to perform comedy skits by my Year 6 teacher. Bless her. In high school I was a drama geek and had a major role in every theatre production. Since then my creative pursuits have included acting, producing, directing and stage managing for theatre, as well as developing and facilitating drama workshops, drama teaching, mentoring and playwriting. If required I can sell tickets, usher and I make a mean cup of tea.

 

Since 2000 I’ve taught Drama to primary school students and facilitated ‘story to performance’ workshops in the community for all ages. I believe in the power of story to heal, inspire and promote positive change. In recent years, I’ve written numerous one-act plays that have been produced by community theatre groups in Perth and performed at Perth's Fringe World.

 

I’ve won two local writing awards for my one-act plays The Broken Slipper (2014) and Cracked (2015).

In 2019 my one-act play, Little Angels, achieved third place in the Noosa Arts Theatre National One-Act Playwriting Competition. In 2020, my one-act comedy, Ashes to Dust, was awarded third place and the Audience Award in the BATS Theatre Company Edythe Brook Cooper Playwriting Competition. In 2021 and 2022 I have been a script finalist in Short+Sweet Perth with Paper Alley and Ladies Who Wait, respectively. 

 

In between my creative endeavours I completed a Bachelor of Social Science at Edith Cowan University, married the same man twice, had four children and was employed for a time in the youth work field.  

As of October 2022, I will be focusing solely on playwriting, independent productions under Off the Wall Productions and will still dabble in Perth community theatre. 

 

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