Tahli Corin

Tahli Corin

TAHLI CORIN graduated as an actor from the Centre for the Performing Arts (ACArts) in 2002. Her debut play Bumming With Jane premiered as part of the 2008 B Sharp season. In 2009, Tahli was the winner of the Philip Parsons Young Playwright’s Award. Her second play, One for the Ugly Girls won the audience vote at PlayWriting Australia’s Kicking Down the Doors initiative, was shortlisted for the 2010 Rodney Seaborn Award and enjoyed a successful seasons at 505 in Sydney, La Mama in Melbourne and the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival where it won a Fringe Weekly Award and The Critic Circle Award. For Sydney Theatre Company, Tahli wrote The Arcade which was presented as part of Money Shots. She also developed Girl In Tan Boots through the Company’s Rough Draft program before it was presented as part of the Women’s Playwright’s International Conference in Sweden, 2012 and at Griffin Theatre Company in 2013. Tahli was Resident Dramaturg in the 2012 Griffin Studio, as well as a Resident Playwright at Playwriting Australia, and is a founding member of the writer’s collective ISM.

Tahli Corin

Training & Awards

2009 – Philip Parsons Young Playwrightʼs Award, Belvoir
2005 – 2007 Graduate Diploma in Arts Management – University of South Australia
2004 – Optus Mentorship with Elena Vereker, Creative Producer, Melbourne Fringe
2003 – Keith Michell Award, for excellence in performance
2000 – 2002 Advanced Diploma in Acting – Centre for the Performing Arts

Playwright & Dramaturg

GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY 2012
Resident Dramaturg
Working on the development of shows for the 2012 season, as well as in programming
discussions for 2013.
PLAYWRITING AUSTRALIA 2012
Resident Playwright
GIRL IN TAN BOOTS
2014 – Programmed at The Basement Theatre, Auckland
2013 – Presented at SBW Stables as part of Griffin Independent Season
2012 – Read at the 2012 International Womenʼs Playwrightʼs Conference, Sweden.
2011 – Public showing, Rough Draft, Sydney Theatre Company
2010 – Developed with the Resident actors at Sydney Theatre Company
“Directed by Susanna Dowling and sharply written by award-winner Tahli Corin,
the play is fast-paced and laced with dark humour, yet manages to balance this
with the twists you expect from a story like this, and poignancy you may not…A
global tale told with a local twist.” Julian Ramundi, Time Out
“Rather than labouring her commentary on urban existence, Corin sprinkles it with
wit and leaves us room for our own interpretations.”
John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
ONE FOR THE UGLY GIRLS
2013 – Presented at Adelaide Fringe Festival & La Mama Melbourne
2011 – Produced at Old 505 Theatre as part of NovemberISM
2010 – Public reading at Parnassus Den
– Winner of the Audience vote at PWA Kicking Down the Doors.
– Shorlisted for the Rodney Seaborn Award
– Workshopped with Edward Albee through Inscription
“One for the Ugly Girls” is a fast paced and left of centre comedy packed to the
rafters with bewbs, big laughs and heart.” – Dave Drayton, Drum Media
“This powerful tale cleverly paints the bitter craving for affection by those in society
who would, traditionally, wield a power in beauty.” – Rip It Up
LOVELY UGLY
2012 – Writer & dramaturg of multi–writer site specific theatre work for Griffin Theatre
Company.
THE ARCADE
2012 – Developed into short film script
2011 – presented as part of “Money Shots” for the Sydney Theatre Company
“Here are five 15-minute plays about money, mostly the toxic effects of the
desperate need for it. There are encounters between a man and his deceased
motherʼs cleaner, between a rebellious bride and her fiance and, in Tahli Corinʼs
powerful The Arcade, between two young lovers who meet tentatively after the
girlʼs work, before a terrible revelation. In each case money comes between them.”
– John McCallum, The Australian
FAINT EXISTENCE
2013 – Second Stage development with Force Majuere at Bundanon
2011 – Dramaturg working with Dancer Kristina Chan on the development of a new
dance piece focussed on the physicality of human emotion.
INVISIBLE LABYRINTH
2011 – Dramaturg and performer in site specific sensorial work in development.
Director Sarah John
STORIES FROM THE 428
2009 – “Fallen Fighters” & “The 428 Song” presented in season at Sidetrack Theatre.
Directed by Augusta Supple
BUMMING WITH JANE
2008 – presented as part of the B Sharp season, Downstairs Theatre, Belvoir
Directed by Kellie Mackereth
“It is creative attention to minutiae that makes this performance continually
surprising.” – Jacinta Van De Berg, M/C Review
“Corin’s script is simply spectacular. Weaving story and character together: at
times detailed believable abd emotionally honest, at others light and nearly
invisible” – Augusta Supple, Australian Stage
CONCLUSIONS: ON ICE (co-written with Joshua Tyler)
2008 – Presented at 145 Hindley St, as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival
Directed by Joshua Tyler
“Conclusions: On Ice is the most intelligent, side splittingly funny work involving a
hanging you could hope to see” – David O’Brien, DB Magazine
“It is heartening to see the future of Australian theatre put in the hands of such
young, creative performers, writers and directors as these.” – Brian Godfrey,
Adelaide Theatre Guide

Employment History

BRITISH COUNCIL AUSTRALIA 2012/2013
Accelerate Programme Coordinator
Management of a tailored leadership programme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander people working in the creative industries.
SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY 2011
Acting Publications Editor
Greening the Wharf Marketing
Responsible for content development and management across online platforms and print
mediums.
COMPANY B BELVOIR 2008 – 2010
B Sharp Coordinator
Responsible for the successful running of the B Sharp program.
Involving Programming and Creative Development, artist liaison, audience development
and marketing.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2008
Venue Coordinator – Dendy Opera Quays
Volunteer training, VIP liaison, coordination of all events & scheduled films
at Dendy Opera Quays throughout the festival.
SPECIAL BROADCASTING SERVICES (SBS) 2004-2008
Television Program Guide Co-ordinator
Public Relations Officer
Basic Administration Duties, collation and distribution of information
for the weekly television and on-line guides.
HONG KONG YOUTH ARTS FOUNDATION 2007
Project Coordinator (Internship)
Facilitated Community Art Events, from inception to completion.
MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2005
Community Cultural Development Trainee Producer
Assistant producer of the large-scale outdoor events
SOIL – an indigenous artwork on the steps of the Old Treasury Building.
Human Momentum – a gigantic bamboo playground in Federation Square.

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