About Paula

Paula Armstrong is an Australian playwright, director, facilitator & festival coordinator in non-professional  theatre.

Paula  began her writing journey with her full length comedy ‘Katerina’ back in 2007.  Her plays have been enjoyed at various theatre companies such as Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group,  Eltham Little Theatre, Birnam Wood Theatre, 1812, ARK Theatre and have appeared in OAP festivals such as Board Shorts, Short+Sweet in Australia & New Zealand, Peridot and  Play Six in Melbourne. Her black comedy ‘Criminal Minds’ won the 2010 Boroondara National Playwright Competition.

Paula was the Producer and creator of the highly successful Ten Minute Quickies – a ten minute play competition, from May 2009 – March 2016 at Eltham Little Theatre.  Most recently, Paula was Festival Director in 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 was held in March 2018 and again in March 2020 with great success.  Paula’s monologue ‘Vigilante’ performed by Rosey Cullinan received a Best One Act Play Lyrebird Nomination in 2019.

Paula is currently working on her first romance novel.