Lindsey Brown is a New Zealand writer whose passion for the performing arts started at a young age. Initially a keen musical theatre and improv performer, she then moved into the world of writing. She obtained a Masters of Scriptwriting from Auckland University of Technology, and since then hasn’t looked back. Lindsey has had pieces performed around the world, including London, New York, Hollywood, Florida, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Sydney, Dubai, Queenstown and Auckland. Successes to date include being the winner of Mixing It Up Productions New York One Act Competition 2022, 2020 recipient of the PANZ Outstanding Achievement Award, winner of the 2021 Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival, California, and winner of Show Off 2022 for Camino Real Playhouse, California. Lindsey often favours comedy in her writing, believing that when we laugh, we are most open to learn. It’s also more fun to write! Her plays contain strong roles for women that like to challenge those themes that are universal to us all.
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MORE ABOUT ME
The plays/productions that changed my life: I would like to mention three. 1: Les Mis - as a performer myself, I was in constant tears of emotion the first time I saw this. It just blew teenage me away. Theatre in it's EPIC state. Oh, how I wanted to play Eponine one day....'a little fall of rain....' - still waiting for the chance (am I too old?) 2:The Play that Goes Wrong - Oh, how I laughed! It reminds us of the FUN that theatre brings, and such fabulous roles for actors! It really inspires my writing - the ridiculousness, the entertainment, the FUN. 3 - Celebrating the Musical - I was a performer in this one and met a group of women who have helped shape my world since. They are a creative rock that I was so lucky to find.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I am just finishing the final editing for a piece called 'A Woman Over Forty' - Synopsis: Invisible? I don't think so. A quintet of dark comedic monologues celebrating the trials and tribulations of 'a woman of a certain age'. No matter what life throws at them, which is a lot, they remain FABULOUS! (partly inspired by Honor Roll!)
Dark Comedy - to the point of bordering farce, women centered stories
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