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, the Matilda Award for Best Musical or Cabaret, and the 2020 AWGIE award for Music Theatre. FANGIRLS tours Australia in 2021, and is also in development for the screen.

Yve’s 2019 TEDxSydney talk “For the love of Fangirls” has been promoted to an official TED talk on TED.com, where it has been viewed more than 1 million times.

Yve has previously developed and presented her work at Griffin Theatre Company, 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 under commission include a feature film for Aquarius films, a family movie musical for Mark Gordon Productions, and a podcast musical about Mary Wollstonecraft for Playful Productions. For more info, head to yveblake.co

photo by Metaxia Coustas