Yve Blake

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. FANGIRLS premiered in 2019 Queensland Theatre and Belvoir 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 the award winning production company Clerkenwell Films.

In 2019, Yve took the stage in front of five and a half thousand people as a speaker at TEDxSydney. Her talk “Why are Fangirls Scary” has since been promoted to an official TED talk on TED.com.

Yve has previously developed and presented her work at Griffin Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre, Belvoir, Soho Theatre, Southbank Centre, Old Vic New Voices, the National Theatre Studio and The Barbican. She was the inaugural recipient of the ATYP Rebel Wilson Theatre-maker scholarship, is alumni of the Royal Court Writers’ Programme, and has been a visiting artist at Princeton University.

Her current projects include co-writing a feature film for Aquarius films (Berlin Syndrome, Lion), crafting a musical adaptation of a beloved children’s book, and a podcast musical about Mary Wollstonecraft. For more info, head to yveblake.co

photo by Metaxia Coustas