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Stuart Bowden is an Australian theatre maker. He currently lives in London. He makes both self devised solo theatre (as writer/director/performer) and collaborative work. He is currently touring his most recent solo work Before Us. Stuart's previous solo works, She Was Probably Not A Robot, The Beast and The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart From Us have toured internationally and garnered multiple awards and nominations in Australia and the UK. In early 2015 Stuart directed Mr Sole Abode by Leo Kay and Unfinished Business. Currently he is directing Balladen om Steven von Gutenberg og Robert Robertsen, a kids show in Oslo at Det Andre Teatret where he has also been commissioned to write a musical.

Since 2012 Stuart has collaborated with Philip Burgers (Dr Brown) to create Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger and Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger... Again!

Stuart is also one half of The Lounge Room Confabulators, a storytelling duo that performs pieces of intimate theatre in homes around the world.

In 2012 Stuart co-created The DIY Nativity with Bryony Kimmings and Sam Halmarack at The Junction Theatre, Cambridge.

Stuart has also performed with independent theatre company The Hayloft Project in The Nest (2010) and Yuri Wells (2009/2010).

In 2009 Stuart performed in Hark! a collaborative performance installation commissioned by the Edinburgh International Arts Festival 2009.

Stuart graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts as part of company 2007.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

2015

- Won the John Chataway Innovation Weekly Award Before Us (Adelaide Fringe 2015)

- Won the Best Presentation for Children Weekly Award Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger... Again (Adelaide Fringe 2015)

- Nominated Perth Fringe World Theatre Award Before Us (Perth Fringe World 2015)

2014

- Won the National Centre for Circus Arts and the Point Innovation Award Le Flop (2014)

- Nominated Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence Before Us (Edinburgh Fringe 2014)

- Won the Adelaide Theatre Weekly Award She Was Probably Not A Robot (Adelaide Fringe 2014)

- Nominated Artrage Theatre Award She Was Probably Not A Robot (Fringe World, Perth 2014)

2013

- Nominated for the Brighton Fringe Emerging Talent Award She Was Probably Not A Robot (Edinburgh Fringe 2013)

2012

- Nominated for the Melbourne Green Room Award for Best Male Performer in Independent Theatre The Beast

- Nominated for the Melbourne Green Room Award for Best Writing in Independent Theatre The Beast

- Won the Best Presentation for Children Award Doctor Brown and His Singing Tiger (Adelaide Fringe 2012)

- Won the Directors Choice Award Doctor Brown and His Singing Tiger (Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012)

- Won the Best Kids Show Award Doctor Brown and His Singing Tiger (Melbourne Fringe 2012).

2011

- Nominated for the Arches Brick Award The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart From Us (Edinburgh Fringe 2011)

- Nominated for the Best Performer Award The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart From Us (Adelaide Fringe 2011)

- Nominated for the Best Theatre Production Award The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart From Us (Adelaide Fringe 2011)

- Nominated for the Underbelly Edinburgh Award The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart From Us (Adelaide Fringe 2011)

- Won the Underbelly Edinburgh Award The Lounge Room Confabulators (Adelaide Fringe 2011)

- Nominated for the Innovation Award The Lounge Room Confabulators (Adelaide Fringe 2011).

2010

- Won the Adelaide Fringe Award The Lounge Room Confabulators (Melbourne Fringe 2010)

- Highly commended for the Melbourne Fringe Performance Award The Lounge Room Confabulators (Melbourne Fringe 2010)

- Nominated for the Melbourne Green Room Award for Best Independent Theatre Production The Lounge Room Confabulators
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The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart From Us

I first performed The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart From Us in 2011 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.It is a piece of solo storytelling theatre with live music.The world is lonely. Avian is a space explorer. His mission is to rummage around the galaxy, searching for a friendly planet to tow back to earth, to keep the world company.This is a simple story about a complicated world. The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart from Us was nominated for the Arches Brick Award (Edinburgh Fringe 2011),…See More
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The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart From Us

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I first performed The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart From Us in 2011 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.It is a piece of solo storytelling theatre with live music.



The world is lonely. Avian is a space explorer. His mission is to rummage around the galaxy, searching for a friendly planet to tow back to earth, to keep the world company.



This is a simple story about a complicated world. The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart from Us was nominated for the Arches Brick Award… Continue

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