Lisette Drew

Lisette Drew is a writer, theatre maker and youth literature advocate, who has worked nationally and overseas on over 50 theatrical productions. Her play, Breakwater, was shortlisted for two playwriting awards and her novel The Cloud Factory was longlisted for The Hawkeye Prize. In 2022 she received a Kill Your Darlings Mentorship and was a City of Melbourne Writer-in-Residence. Lisette shares her love for stories and storytelling running writing and theatre workshops for children.

Lisette's Latest Articles


Concert review: Spirit of Christmas, QPAC

The Christmas spirit was well and truly alive at QPAC.


Lecture review: An Evening with A C Grayling, QPAC

What is the meaning of life? Professor A C Grayling has the answer. 

Rearranged: Art of the Flower. Image is a woman in a red headscarf looking at a large colourful painting of flowers on a gallery wall.

Exhibition review: Rearranged: Art of the Flower, Museum of Brisbane

An exhibition that opens up a world of natural beauty in our own backyard.

Song Circle. Image is five First Nations musicians standing and sitting on stage, four men, one woman and some guitars.

Performance review: Song Circle, QPAC

An emotional evening of Australian stories from First Nations legends of music.

IRL. Image is a boy in a pink shirt with a boy in a koala onesie wrapping his arms around him.

Theatre review: IRL, Roundhouse Theatre, Brisbane

A cosplay meet-cute where the ordinary meets the extroverted.

spooktacular. Image is illustration of two ghosts beside two people performing into mics to three ibises against a circular multicoloured backdrop with the silhouette or a large spooky hand across it.

Performance review: Spooktacular, Sue Benner Theatre

A cabaret treat on the spookiest night of the year.

Frankenstein. Image is the back of a hairless human like monster, full of scars and markings.

Theatre review: Frankenstein, Playhouse Theatre, QPAC

Shake & Stir Theatre Co's adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic tale mixes traditional and modern theatre together to create a…

Potato Race. Two women stand back to back, each carrying a potato sack over their shoulders.

Theatre review: The Appleton Ladies' Potato Race, Bille Brown Theatre

Mashing through the glass ceiling, one potato race at a time. 


Book review: A Disappearance in Fiji, Nilima Rao

This debut novel is a classic mystery story with cultural importance.


Exhibition review: Monet in Paris, Le Grand Palais

Following the success of Van Gogh Alive, another fully immersive exhibition of 19th century French Masters has started its tour.

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