Cast of atyp's The Night We Blitzed the Bridge, 1985. We think Alex is in the back row, about 5 from the left...
One of the world's leading ten-minute playwrights, Alex has had over 70 ten-minute plays produced in over 600 productions all over the world in countries including Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Estonia, France, Hungary, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, UK and the USA. To date his work has been produced in 19 different countries.
His plays have been published in the USA, Australia and Germany and a collection of his short plays was translated into Persian and published in Iran.
His most popular play, 10,000 cigarettes, has had over 100 productions across the globe including being produced in over 30 states of the USA.
His longer plays have also been performed around the world including South Africa, UK, USA and around Australia including at La Mama, the Old Fitzroy, Chapel Off Chapel, the Darlinghurst Theatre, Newtown Theatre, the Brisbane Powerhouse, the Arts Centre in Melbourne and Belvoir Street.
In 2011, his full length play, 10,000 beers, premiered at the Darlinghurst Theatre in Sydney in an acclaimed production, directed by Lee Lewis.
He has had plays workshopped and developed by Sydney Theatre Company, Playwriting Australia and the Australian National Playwright's Conference, as well as being a former winner of the Sydney Theatre Company Young Playwright's Award, and Inscription (twice).
He has also twice received funding from the Australian Film Commission as well as recently having numerous short screenplays filmed.
He has been heavily involved in the development and growth of Short+Sweet, the largest ten-minute play festival in the world, that currently plays in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and India.
He has also recently launched a new website – www.alexbroun.com- which is one of the most popular websites for ten-minute plays in the world, and where you can read, download and acquire performance rights for many of his plays free of charge.
Alex was involved extensively at atyp from 1978 to 1986, back in the days of Jane Westbrook, Morgan Lewis (aka Morganics), Adam Cook, Lisa Hensley, Collette Rayment, Daryl Hilton, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Cordeaux, Lizbeth Kenneally, Anousha Zarkesh, Lucinda Armour, Mark Ferguson, Felix Williamson, Angelo D’Angelo, Billy Hibble, Jane Stephens and Tom Jennings.
As an actor at atyp, Alex appeared in:
1986: A Shakespeare Collection (atyp, at The Rocks Theatre, Dir: Adam Cook)
1985: The Night We Blitzed the Bridge (atyp, for Sydney Festival at The Parade Theatre, directed by Simon Hopkins); Seneca's Oedipus (atyp, Myrtle Street Theatre, Chippendale, directed by Egil Kipste)
1984: A Daniel Come to Judgment (atyp, Myrtle Street Theatre, Chippendale, with Nicole Kidman)
1983: Dead Man's Alley (atyp, at Nimrod Upstairs, directed by Jane Westbrook and Daniella Jones)
1982: A Child's Christmas in Australia (atyp, at Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, directed by Jane Westbrook)
As a writer, Alex’s first ever plays were produced at atyp:
1986: Just Once (co-written with his sister, Charlotte), produced by atyp at The Rocks Theatre, directed by Collette Rayment, with Lisa Hensley, Mark Ferguson, Morgan Lewis (aka Morganics), Felix Williamson, Imogen Banks, Daniel Cordeaux, Larry Turnbull.
1984: Falling Stars (a one-act play), produced by atyp at The Powerhouse Museum, directed by Jane Westbrook.
1983: The Australia-Go-Round (a one-act play – as Sandy Broun), produced by atyp at The Nimrod Upstairs, directed by Jane Westbrook.