About Paula

Paula May 2020Paula Armstrong is an Australian playwright, director, facilitator & festival coordinator in non-professional  theatre.

Paula  began her writing journey with her full length comedy ‘Katerina’ 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, GAB Theatre, and have appeared in OAP festivals such as Board Shorts, Short+Sweet in Australia & New Zealand, Peridot, Bendigo Ten x 10, Wagga Wagga’s Ten in 10, 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 has some new exciting projects on the boil.  Watch this space!