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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).

Highlights include: writer/director/producer/designer: The Book of Ducks for La Mama Explorations 2019; co-writer & dramaturg: LANNY with Remy Prichard for Trinity Grammar School, Kew; dramaturg: A Comprehensive History of Gastric Juice for Remy Prichard/VCA; The Marvellous Life of Carlo Gatti for Cassandra-Elli Yiannacou/Wildefang Productions & TheatreWorks; Besen Family Artist Placement (Bliss, Malthouse); Aleppo for Elias Jamieson Brown/VCA.

Forthcoming: as writer: like me (Someone New Theatre Company); The Girl Who Fell to Earth (La Mama Winter play-reading).

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

The Book of Ducks is published by Australian Plays Transform.

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