Yve Blake is an award winning playwright, screenwriter, composer and performer.
She is best known for writing the Book, Music and Lyrics of FANGIRLS, a musical about the underestimated power of teenage girls. In 2019, FANGIRLS premiered in Australia to multiple five star reviews and sell-out crowds, before winning the 2019 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Mainstage Musical and the Matilda Award for Best Musical or Cabaret. Yve is now adapting FANGIRLS into a series with London production company Clerkenwell Films.
Yve is also known for her TEDx Sydney Talk “Why are Fangirls Scary”, which has been promoted to an official TED talk on TED.com. Yve has previously developed and presented her work at Soho Theatre, Southbank Centre, Old Vic New Voices, the National Theatre Studio and The Barbican. She is an alumni of the Royal Court Writers’ Programme, and was the inaugural recipient of the ATYP Rebel Wilson Theatre-maker scholarship. She’s also been a visiting artist at Princeton University.
Her current projects include co-writing a feature film for Aquarius films, crafting a musical adaptation of a beloved children’s book, and a podcast musical about Mary Wollstonecraft.
Selected Credits (See Full Credits)
Sydney Theatre Awards (Awards)
Fangirls Musical : WINNER : Best Production of a Maistage Musical
Australian Writers Guild (Awards)
WINNER : Music & Theatre Category
TEDxSydney : Why are Fangirls Scary? (Online)
FANGIRLS Musical (Theatre and Live Performance)
Writer & Lead Performer
Queensland Theatre Company & Belvoir
Fangirls - Keynote talk and Concert (Theatre and Live Performance)
Writer / Creator / Performer
Women of the World Festival, Southbank Centre
Yve Blake's Fangirls announced as part of the Belvoir season at Sydney Town Hall 2019
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Yve Blake has been awarded the AYTP Rebel Wilson Scholarship!
Monday, January 30, 2017
Yve Blake awarded ATYP's Rebel Wilson Scholarship!!
Monday, April 11, 2016