Chris Aronsten is a graduate of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (BA, Screenwriting) and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Playwriting Studio). His short film, Call Waiting, won the Best Screenplay Award at the 1998 British Short Film Festival. In 1999, he wrote the short film Susan’s Institute of Television for the opening of Fox Studios in Sydney. His television credits include the innovative drama series Going Home (SBS, season one) and the comedy series David Tench Tonight (Ten) and Comedy Inc. – The Late Shift (Nine). Between 2005 and 2007 Chris wrote a satirical advice column for the Sydney Morning Herald. In 2005, he was awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to research writers’ theatres in the UK, Ireland and the USA. Chris has had three plays produced in Sydney: Human Resources (Darlinghurst Theatre 2006), Malice Toward None (Old Fitzroy Theatre, 2012) and The Lunch Hour (Darlinghurst Theatre, 2012). Human Resources was also produced in Melbourne in 2008. In 2013, Chris was awarded Inscription’s Edward Albee Playwriting Scholarship, and spent a month in New York writing a new play. In 2017, Chris toured his theatre monologue What would Cathy do? to both the One Festival and the United Solo Festival in New York, and for a three week season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2018 Chris received development funding from Scripted Ink for his drama series The Recogniser.
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