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BenSquareBen Warren is a playwright/actor whose piece "Jayden" won the Unpublished category of the 2015 SOLO Monologue Competition (HotHouse Theatre/La Trobe University).  The piece was origionally developed for The Childrens Monologues by Digi Youth Arts, and was presented at the 2015 2high Festival.  Ben has also co-written Warning: Small Parts (Grin & Tonic 2012, HotHouse Theatre 2014, Regional Arts Victoria 2015), As We Come Undone (QUT 2014), and The Runaways (QUT 2013).  He is currently knee-deep in first drafts, and one of them is about cricket!






Incubator2SquareGabe Francis is a board-short-wearing connoisseur from West End who froths a good sentence.  He's currently studying drama at QUT and sometimes wishes he could beatbox.








Katy Cotter is an actor and writer.  In 2009 she graduated from Southbank Institue of Technology with an Advanced Diploma of Arts in Acting and since then has been involved in the Brisbane theatre scene.  In 2015, she graduated from QUT with a bachelor of Creative Writing.  In June last year she wrote her first play Dust Covered Butterfly, and performed in it also. This work was presented at Metro Arts Theatre.  While this play delved into the world of serial killers and their victims, her latest Lifesaver is a personal story inspired by her father sho survived cancer twice.






Michelle Macwhirter has a background in arts marketing and is developing as a writer of plays and novels. Her short play For Our Kind was selected for Short+Sweet Auckland (2012) and Sydney (2013), winning second place in its Sydeny heat, and her short play Before I Go will be performed in Short+Sweet Brisbane this year.  Michelle has completed three full-length manuscripts for young adults, and won 3rd place in the Young Adult Category at the CYA Writers and Illustrators Conference in 2013.  She's the editor of The Arts Centre Gold Coast's Culture magazine.



Incubator5SquareLauren Sherritt is an emerging playwright and freelance writer.  Her two plays Sans Love and One Black Mark were produced at Anywhere Festival in 2013 and 2014, and in 2015 her monologue The Panel was published in The Voices Project: Encore Edition by Currency Press.  She has participated in The Australian Theatre for Young People'sFresh Ink National Studio and Fresh Ink National Mentoring Program, directed for Short+Sweet festival and reviews for Australian Stage and Lip Mag.



Incubator3SquareThomas Glassey is a nineteen-year-old law clerk, studying law.  He enjoys writing because it is not law.  In 2014, Tom was the QTC Young Playwright and he has been desperately holding onto that accomplishment ever since.  





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