Ros Horin, director, dramaturg and writer has been a important figure in Australian theatre.
For twelve years Ros was the Artistic Director of Sydney’s Griffin Theatre Company where she established the company’s national reputation as the home of high quality, bold contemporary Australian theatre, developing and directing over 30 new Australian plays, many of them now considered Australian classics.
Her directing career spans three decades, during which time she has directed productions for most of the theatre companies in Australia. She has always had a passion for thoughtful, provocative contemporary writing, engaged with important
social, political and personal issues.
Currently Ros runs her own company, Racing Pulse Productions, devising, directing and producing her own thought – provoking theatre projects, such as the award winning play Through the Wire about the refugee experience in Australian detention centres, which premiered as part of the Sydney Festival, then moved to the Sydney Opera House and toured extensively. She also co-wrote and directed INGKATA, The Strehlow Opera Project (about the Australian anthropologist Ted Strehlow and his relationship with the Aranda aboriginal people) for State Opera of SA.
Her most recent work The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe, a celebration of women, human rights, and resilience , has played to packed out seasons at the Riverside Theatre, Belvoir Theatre, and the Sydney opera house, as well as at Nottingham Playhouse and at the prestigious Southbank Centre in London.
The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe documentary, which has been shooting over the past four years, is Ros’s film directorial debut.