Meet writer/director/performer/producer – Noel Anderson started acting as a teenager (Sydney’s Independent Theatre) and once was the stand-in for Hollywood film star William Holden (I Wear The Same Shirt Size As William Holden) star of the classic ‘Sunset Boulevard’. Noel completed NIDA’s Playwright Studio in 1996 and his written work includes: Germ Warfare (Bondi Pavilion, Sydney), Kylie Kastle Throws a Party – an educational piece performed in schools across Australia, Sammy and Dave (Stables Theatre, Sydney) and The Carer (Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney). In 2008, Noel’s play Pulling Out won ‘best writing and best production’ Pink Shorts (Gasworks, Melbourne) and in 2012 his work featured in ‘Love Letters’ at the Melbourne Arts Centre. In 2013 Noel’s play Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame played to sellout crowds at La Mama Courthouse, returning 2015 to the Jewish Museum of Australia alongside Warhol’s exhibition ‘Geniuses – Famous Jews of the 20th Century’. Other work includes the musical Audrey Hepburn and I Consider Our Assets (Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne) and Dark Victory (Playtime finalist Midsumma Festival 2016). Noel has directed over 50 theatre productions. These include Oliver (Gold Coast Performing Arts Complex), Arthur Miller’s ‘Two Way Mirror’ & Sylvia Plath’s ‘Letters Home’ (Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney) and ‘Especes Menacees’ performed in French (Melbourne French Theatre Co). Moving to film, Noel worked on the first ever Australian aboriginal sitcom for SBS, ‘The Masters’ and the web/TV series ‘Next’ season 1 & 2 (Foxtel, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, We-Are TV) and the music video ‘Travellers in Time’ filmed at Bakehouse Studios (13,000 views on YouTube). Noel is a member of Melbourne Writer’s Social Group and two of his stories ‘Hello Little Man’ and ‘Unfinished Symphony’ are featured in MWSG Anthology 2016 & 2017. Stretching his muscles, Noel produced and directed a successful season of ‘Love Kills 2017’ for the Melbourne Fringe Festival. He performed a piece he wrote, the ‘Kylie poptastic‘ Confide in Me (also on iTunes). At the start of 2020, Noel published Ghost Story a stage adaption of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James on Amazon and Dark Victory his play about the AIDS epidemic was published by Australian Plays Transform. When coronavirus hit Australia, Noel embraced the theatre online format and his play ‘Moonshot’ was streamed on Zoom and Facebook live in June by Antipodes Theatre Co. In April 2021, Noel wrote and directed Billy Loves Cha Cha Forever for Midsumma Festival, produced by Cracked Actors Theatre. Noel has 10,000 followers on social media and he believes in the power of music, pop art, storytelling and Campbell’s Soup. Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame and Dark Victory available from Australian plays Transform.
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