Ros Horin, director, dramaturg and writer has been an 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 nearly all of the major Australian theatre companies. She has always had a passion for thoughtful, provocative contemporary writing, engaged with important social, political and personal issues.
Ros now has her own production company, devising, directing and producing theatre projects, such as the highly successful and award winning play Through the Wire about the refugee experience in Australian detention centres.
Her most recent Theatre work The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe a celebration of women, human rights, and resilience was a triumph! It played four separate, packed out seasons in Sydney, toured to London and returned for another season at the Sydney Opera house.
Ros then established Reflex Film Productions to Direct, Write and Produce her first documentary film, also called The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe. It was shot and developed from the material she gathered over 5 years of working with traumatized refugee women to make the play.
The film premiered at both the Sydney film festival and MIFF (the Melbourne International Film festival) where it won 3rdaudience favourite award.