Laura Lethlean is an Australian writer and theatre maker. Her work has been described as “conscious drama that boasts great stage and lighting design, puppetry and visual reveals.” (Cameron Woodhead, the Age, 2013).


Curriculum Vitae

Laura Lethlean



2014 - 2015 Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Performance, The National Institute of Dramatic Arts.

2010 - 2013 Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Media and Communications and Creative Writing, The University of Melbourne.

Writing Experience

Playwright, Fading, directed by Katie Cawthorne, Canberra Youth Theatre 2018

Playwright, Two Hearts, Directed by Jessica Arthur, produced the The Anchor at KxT Bakehouse, 2018

Playwright, Lysa [After Aristophanies] with Faran Martin, North of Eight, 2018

Playwright, The Three Graces, Play Writing Australia Long Form Development 2017-2018

Script Consultant, Rebooted, short film directed by Michael Shanks, Latenite Films, Screen Australia & YouTube, 2018

Script Consultant, The Hero’s of Aus, series directed by Michael Shanks, Latenite Films, Screen Australia & SBS 2016/2017

Playwright in Residence, Where the Breath is Kept, Testing Grounds, March 2017

Resident Artist, Memory Cycle, Maribyrnong City Council, Rayleigh Road Recreational Centre 2016

Author, The Space Between the Fuel and the Fire, NoPassort Press, published 2016

Playwright, Now is the Edge of the Universe, directed by Katie Maudlin, Australian Theatre for Young People Fresh Ink Mentoring Program 2016

Playwright, The Space Between the Fuel and the Fire, directed by Constantine Costi The Studio NIDA Spring Season 2016

Playwright, Something Actually, directed by Katie Maudlin, Australian Theatre for Young People Fresh Ink Mentoring Program 2016

Playwright, The Deep End, The National Studio, Australian Theatre for Young People 2016

Playwright, How Are You? directed by Jessica Arthur staged at The Public Theatre, produced by The Anchor in collaboration with Aspen Island Theatre Company, for DESIGNcanberra 2015

Dramaturge, Unend, by Harry Black, directed by Jessica Arthur, Sydney Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2015

Playwright, Dave and Ronda’s Grand Adventure, 24 Hour Party Playwright, Rock Surfers Theatre Company, Bondi Pavilion 2015

Playwright, Where the Breath is Kept, Apocalypse Theatre Company’s Asylum Program, Sydney’s Old 505 2015

Playwright, Little Bitch, directed by Katie Cawthorne, NIDA Directors Studio 2014

Playwright, Surface Tension, Scripted Space 2014

Writer, Someone by Coin Banks, directed by Jessica Arthur, Triple J Unearthed Music Video 2014

Playwright, Soakin' Up The Love, directed by Katie Cawthorne, Aboriginal Center for the Performing Arts 2014

Playwright and Director, Plastic Pacific, The Newport Substation, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2013

Industry Experience

Featured Guest, Joanna Murray Smith Master Class, Play Writing Australia 2017

Resident Artist, Testing Grounds, March 2017

Guest Speaker, International Women’s Day, Williamstown High School, 2017

Playwright and Panelist, Flat Chats: Story Series, 2016

Guest Speaker, National Young Writers Festival 2016

Guest Speaker, Cracked Theatre Festival 2016

Guest Speaker, Jane Street 50-Year Anniversary 2016

Production assistant, Melbourne City Council’s Poppy Seed Theatre Festival 2015 / 2016

Industry Guest, National Play Festival 2016, Play Writing Australia 2016

Intern, Play Yet Untitled by Casey Donovan, Play Writing Australia's SongWrites Program 2015


Where the Breath is Kept, Play Writing Australia Short List, National Script Workshop 2016

Unend, Best Emerging Artist (Dramaturge), Sydney Fringe Festival 2015

The Plan, Play Writing Australia Short List, National Script Workshop 2014

 Plastic Pacific, the Substation Fringe Season, Get It On! Grant 2013