WAYNE BLAIR (Director) is an actor, writer and director. He has directed several short films including THE DJARN DJARNS, winner of the prestigious Crystal Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival and
Black Talk which won the Sydney Film Festival Dendy Award for Best Short film.
For their inaugural season and very first show, Sydney Theatre company artistic directors
Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton chose Wayne to direct the stage play THE REMOVALISTS. His
other theatre directing credits include ROMEO AND JULIET also for the Sydney Theatre
Company (STC) and REUBEN GUTHRIE and JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN for Belvoir St Theatre.
He also directed UNSPOKEN, which won Best Independent Production at the Sydney Theatre
As an actor, Wayne has appeared in numerous stage and film roles including his production
of JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN. It was this performance that so impressed Phillip Seymour
Hoffman that he asked Wayne to star in TRUE WEST which he directed for the STC. Wayne
also starred in the STC's production of Steven Soderbergh's THE MYSTERY PROJECT.
As a writer, he has written for the acclaimed BBC/Nine Network series LOCKIE LEONARD and
he won an Australian Writers' Guild Award for his work on the SBS series THE CIRCUIT.
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