Christine Croyden
Christine Croyden is a playwright, lyricist and screenwriter


Christine Croyden plays include: Underground: The Nancy Wake story, The world without Birds, The Cat’s Paw, Love Your Poison, A Stranger in Town, The Fallen Tree, How to Survive an Earthquake, Lovesick, Departures and various monologues and comedies.

Her new play is JOY

JOY: A performance

Saturday 2 May, 5.30 to 7.30pm

Saturday 9 May, 5.30 to 7.30pm

Saturday 16 May, 5.30 to 7.30pm

JOY is an intimate theatrical exploration of Joy Hester’s fascinating life by Melbourne playwright Christine Croyden. Performed by actor Claire Larisse Nicholls and directed by Sara Grenfell, the play takes the audience through a series of poignant and revelatory moments and Hester’s encounters with characters such as Sunday Reed, Albert Tucker, and Gray Smith. Poltergeists and dreams break through the piece theatrically and in a haunting soundscape with an original score performed by musician and composer Rosie Westbrook.

Adult $30—Concession $20—Member $20

Museum admission, performance and a glass of wine are included

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Christine has also published novels for young adults and is the Artistic Director of Melbourne Writers’ Theatre and a board member of the Barwon Heads Arts Council (BHAC). In 2011 she was the recipient of the Inaugural Stage and Screen residency at Varuna, and a Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) Scholarship in 2012.

She is always happy for opportunities to collaborate on new theatre projects, either commissions or devised work, and enjoys running workshops. Christine has many years experience as a teacher of writing at Victoria University and as a facilitator of community groups.

Member of Organisations

Australian Plays
Barwon Heads Arts Council
Director Melbourne Writers theatre
The Australian Writers Guild


Contact Details


Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia

Christine Croyden

Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia

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