Yve Blake

Yve Blake is a playwright, screenwriter, and songwriter, born and raised on Gadigal land.

She’s best known for writing the Book, Music and Lyrics for the musical FANGIRLS, which has been awarded the 2019 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Mainstage Musical, 2019 Matilda Award for Best Musical or Cabaret, 2020 AWGIE award for Music Theatre, 2021 Green Room award for New Australian Writing for Musical Theatre, and also scored an ARIA nomination for Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album. After premiering at Belvoir and Queensland Theatre in 2019, FANGIRLS returned in 2021 for a national tour, and in returned by demand in 2022 at the Sydney Opera House. In 2024, FANGIRLS will premiere in the UK at the Lyric Hammersmith, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

Yve is an alumni of the Royal Court Writers’ Programme, and was the inaugural recipient of the ATYP Rebel Wilson Theatre-maker scholarship. She is also a 2024 Women in Music Australia Soho House Fellow, and has been a visiting artist at Princeton University. She’s also developed and presented her own work in London at Soho Theatre, Southbank Centre, Old Vic New Voices, the National Theatre Studio and The Barbican. Her 2019 TEDxSydney talk about Fangirls has been promoted to an official TED talk on TED.com, where it has been viewed more than 1.4 million times.

She is currently developing a screen adaptation of Fangirls with Fremantle, a movie musical for Mark Gordon Pictures, a new spooky musical, and various other projects. For more info, head to yveblake.co

photo by Andrew Fraser