Regan Lynch is a theatre-maker and writer based in Australia. His work—in fiction, non-fiction and theatre—is interested in kitsch, camp, genre, queer subcultures and reclaiming the unwanted. He seeks to create bold, liberating experiences for audiences and readers that question understanding and attack common sense.
He’s worked as a performer, a director, a technical operator and a producer in Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Woodford Folk Festival, with his independent works featuring in such contexts as the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Wonderland Festival, the Brisbane Experimental Arts Festival and Metro Arts’ Creative Development Program. In 2015 he was nominated for Best Male Actor in a Leading Role at Queensland’s Matilda Awards, for his role in Pentimento Productions’ Heavenly Bodies & Beautiful Souls.
Regan graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015 with a first class Honours in Drama, and as a recipient of the UQ Winter Research Scholarship. Alongside his studies into contemporary queer performance, he worked for playwright Stephen Carleton and the Cultural Atlas of Australia as a research assistant and contributor in the field of 19th century history, science, performance and gothic drama in Australia.
Regan’s original writing and research on 19th century burlesque has gone on to be published on AustLit. His other work—in fiction, journalism, text analysis, memoir and poetry—has also been featured in Tincture Journal, Overland, Homer, Semper Floreat, the Tech Street Journal and come Highly Commended in the State Library of Queensland’s Young Writers Award.
Regan is always looking for collaborators, conspirators, provacateurs and trouble-makers to work with. If you have a project in mind, please don’t hesitate to contact him with your ideas.