SCRIBE Playwright in Residence 2017

The SCRIBE program supports performing arts works to be created and developed for main stages. SCRIBE is a recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers as the keepers of story and the custodians of country; an act of solidarity to the wonderful artists we are privileged to work with at FCAC.

Pitjantjatjarra Warrigmal South Sea Islander woman Elaine Crombie is FCAC’s 2017 SCRIBE Playwright in Residence. An actor, singer and songwriter, Elaine is developing a new work, based on the story of a woman; a freedom fighter of the original kind.

Presented as part of FCAC’s Indigenous Cultural Program. FCAC’s Scribe program is supported by Malcolm Robertson Foundation.


Elaine is an actor/singer/song writer. Elaine has appeared in Redfern Now, Black Comedy-series 2, Top of the Lake-series 2, Rosehaven-series 2, Nakkiah Lui’s web series Kiki and Kitty, Adrian Wills’ short film Jackie Jackie, Wayne Blair’s film Black Talk and ABC Television series 8MMM.

Her theatre career has been extensive since her beginnings on stage with iconic Wesley Enoch’s musical The Sunshine Club, from there Elaine has worked with several theatre companies Sydney Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company, Belvoir Theatre Company, Penrith Performing Arts Company, The Follies Theatre Company, Illbijeri Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre Company in the following array of productions: The New Black, The Cherry Pickers, Fountains Beyond, Conversations With The Dead, I am Eora, Bloodland, Country Song & Blaque Showgirls.

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