About Paula

Paula Armstrong is an Australian playwright, director, actor & producer in non-professional  theatre.

Paula wrote her first full length comedy “Katerina” in 2007, which made its successful debut at  Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group in November 2009 and again performed at Eltham Little Theatre 15th February – 2nd March 2013. Her short plays have enjoyed performances at the 1812 Theatre Board Shorts festivals, Short+Sweet festivals in Australia & New Zealand, and two seasons at Play Six at Gasworks South Melbourne .  “Criminal Minds” won the 2010 Boroondara National Playwright Competition.

Paula was the Producer and creator of the highly successful Ten Minute Quickie – a ten minute play competition, from May 2009 – March 2016 at Eltham Little Theatre.  Most recently, Paula was Festival Director in a collaboration  with ARK Theatre on the birth of a fresh new concept on the short play circuit.  ARKfest brought together original scripts from writers from all over Australia, with Victorian theatre groups and ensembles over one weekend in March.   ARKfest ran from 24-25th March 2018.

Another of Paula’s projects is ‘The Feeling Better Project’, a book of stories about managing and overcoming depression, anxiety & trauma.  If you feel you have a story to tell from a survivor or carer’s perspective, please email Paula at feelingbetterproject@gmail.com.