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PARIS

BALLA

ABOUT

Paris is a young, queer playwright, academic and plain old silly goose with a passion for theatre for young audiences. They are in the first year of a PhD at Monash University exploring theatre making as a means of empowering queer teenagers and creating moments of radical joy.

In 2019 Paris heavily delved into silly goose territory, studying the art of Bouffon with Italian master, Giovanni Fusetti, and a semester at the John Bolton Theatre School, joyously failing at neutral mask, tragedy, melodrama, clown, bouffon, and mask making with Beth Twentyman.

Paris is part of the She Writes Residency at Theatre Works in St Kilda, where they also have their first play Owl and the Albatross in development.

Paris has been involved in the development of Heart VR with Arena Theatre Company (2021), Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Any Sugar - actor 2019), Midsumma Festival (Queer Quickies -Writer Theatre Works 2020, Ace of Hearts -costume/set design 2019), Melbourne Fringe Festival (Record; 2209 -co-creator 2020, Kids in Fashion -assistant facilitator, Fringe XS 2018) and with Playhouse Pantomimes (Wind in the Willows -actor, 2018).

During the seemingly never-ending study at Monash, Paris has been heavily involved in the student theatre (The MUST Olympics -actor 2020, HOME -Writer 2020, Project Pollinate -creator/co-director 2019, Petrol Love -writer/co-director 2019, End Transmission -actor 2019, PRONTO -writer/director 2019, et al.) and productions with the Centre for Theatre and Performance (Figment -MAPAxVision Australia -devisor, lighting designer, performer 2018, After Hero -MAPAxMalthouse 2018, Jack of Two Trades -actor Jeanne Pratt Artists in Residency Program 2017, et al.)

Paris is obsessed with veggie gardens, starting cups of tea, making clothes out of doona covers and hopes their work may help build a future that can be better than the present and to build and cherish the relationships and moments that we have in front of us.

 
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"I hope to tell the stories that I never got to see"

I live and create on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations

 

I pay my respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and the rich history of storytelling on this land

This land was never ceded

No treaty has been reached

 

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