Ant Crowley is a multi award-winning playwright, composer, director, designer, dramaturge and educator. He is a founding director of Homemade Musicals, The Wild Blue Company and The Songsmiths, while his body of work includes musicals, opera, cabaret, plays, devised theatre, performance and several short works in addition to corporate, government and community projects.
He is the recipient of several major commissions and awards including; The Wal Cherry Play Of The Year Award, The Malcolm Robertson Prize for Drama, The Sumner Locke Elliot - New Dramatists Award, An R.E.Ross Trust Award, An Australian Musical Foundation Grant, An Opera Australia Young Artists Residency, The Pratt Prize For Musical Theatre and The Victorian Premiers Literary Award For Best Music Theatre Script. He is a member of the Green Room Awards Cabaret Panel.
Crowley also has a strong interest in the education and mentoring of young artists. He is a former Artistic Director/CEO of Victoria’s St.Martins Youth Arts Centre and a former Head of Music at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Other companies he has worked for include the Playbox Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, NIDA, VCA, WAAPA, The Melbourne Theatre Company, West Side Circus, NICA, Museum Victoria, Opera Australia, The Production Company, The City of Melbourne, Chapel Off Chapel, New Dramatists New York, Federation University, The Junction Festival, The Songroom, The Short + Sweet playwriting Festival, Big West Festival and Creative Victoria.
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