Angela Betzien

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Angela Betzien is a multi-award winning playwright and screenwriter.

Angela’s screen credits include SECRET CITY series 2 and the upcoming BLACK BITCH for ABCTV. Angela has two original series in development; one with Matchbox and the other with Werner Film Productions. Angela received Brilliant Careers funding to shadow Cate Shortland as showrunner during development on a new television series.

Angela’s plays have been performed all around the world including THE HANGING at Sydney Theatre Company which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier Literary Awards 2017. EGG premiered at MTC the same year and is revived in 2019 for a Tasmanian school tour. HELICOPTER (originally MTC commissioned and produced) had its second season at the Norwegian National Theatre in Oslo where it played in repertory in 2015 and 2016. MORTIDO (Belvoir/ STCSA) featuring Colin Friels was nominated for a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. THE DARK ROOM (Belvoir) featuring Brendan Cowell and Leah Purcell won the 2011 Sydney Theatre Award for Best New Australian work and the production was nominated for a total of seven Sydney Theatre Awards. Angela’s play CHILDREN OF THE BLACK SKIRT has been toured and seen by more than 100,000 schoolchildren and several of her plays for appear on state education curriculums.

Angela won the 2015 Australian Writers’ Foundation Playwriting Award and two Community and Youth Theatre AWGIES, in 2015 for THE GAP and in 2018 for THE HUM. Angela was the Patrick White Fellow at Sydney Theatre Company in 2013. Angela is a founding member of independent theatre company Real TV. Angela produced and toured her theatre with Real TV for 15 years.