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Glenn Saunders is a Melbourne-based dramaturg and writer.


Originally from Sydney, he maintained the theatre-review blog thespellofwakinghours for five years, and holds a Masters in Dramaturgy from Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).


​As a dramaturg, he has worked with Elias Jamieson Brown on Aleppo, and Fiona Spitzkowsky on This Storm Will Kill Your Children (VCA, 2017); Henry V and Richard III (VCA, 2017); The Marvellous Life of Carlo Gatti, with Cassandra-Elli Yiannacou; A Comprehensive Study of Gastric Juice, with Remy Graham Throssell (VCA, 2018); was Assistant Director on Shondelle Pratt's Wombat's Wild Weekend (VCA, 2019). He interned on Cybec Electric 2018 (MTC), and was a 2018 recipient of the Besen Family Artist Placement with Malthouse Theatre for Bliss. 

His very-Melbourne play The Book of Ducks was presented at La Mama Explorations in June 2019, and he hopes his new play about an old (lost) play will be produced in 2021.
He is working on a new play.


Equally at home with research and working on new work, his practice seeks to temper darkness with lightness, integrity, compassion, and courage.