Kirsty Marillier

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Kirsty Marillier is a South African actor and award-winning playwright. She is currently a part of the Emerging Writers Group at Sydney Theatre Company and has two original works in development.

Her first work, ORANGE THROWER, had its stage premiere in February 2022 with Griffin Theatre Company and National Theatre of Parramatta. ORANGE THROWER was the winner of the 2019 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award.

Kirsty is currently in development with Belvoir St Theatre for her second play – THE ZAP, winner of the 2020 Max Afford Playwrights Award, which was developed with Playwriting Australia and Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Next In Line program.

She has been a part of multiple creative programs including Griffin Theatre Company’s Studio Artist Program (2020), Sydney Theatre Company’s Rough Draft Program (2019) and Malthouse Theatre’s Besen Writers Group (2018).

In addition to being an award-winning writer, Kirsty is an accomplished performer having starred in drama including the Australian Premiere of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, THE CHERRY ORCHARD with Belvoir St Theatre, HOME, I’M DARLING with Sydney Theatre Company, and COMA LAND with Black Swan State Theatre Company.

Her acting credits in film and television include THE GREENHOUSE directed by Thomas Wilson-White; HOOK UP directed by Laura Nagy (short for MQFF/Paper Moose) and HOME AND AWAY.

Kirsty attended WAAPA and has a BA in Creative Writing/Performance Studies.