Noëlle Janaczewska is a playwright, poet and essayist. The author of The Book of Thistles (UWA Publishing)—part environmental history, part poetry, part memoir—and the collection Scratchland (UWA Publishing Poetry Series). A graduate of Oxford and London Universities with a Doctorate from UTS, she is the recipient of multiple awards, fellowships and residencies, including the 2020 NSW Premier’s Digital History Prize, a Queensland Premier’s Literary Award, the Griffin Award, ten AWGIE Awards and a Windham-Campbell Prize from Yale for her body of work as a dramatist. Noëlle’s recent productions include: Mrs C Private Detective (ABC RN, 2022); The End of Winter (Siren Theatre Company, Sydney 2022, touring 2023); Experiment Street (ABC RN, 2019); Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue (Q Theatre/JSPAC, Sydney, 2018); audio scripts for the National Museum of Australia’s British Museum Rome: City and Empire exhibition, and Good With Maps (Siren Theatre Company, multiple seasons 2016 – 2021) Performance essays are a key part of Noëlle’s writing repertoire. A hybrid form she has developed which combines big picture thinking with the immediacy of the theatrical monologue.