Betty Sweetlove (she/her) is a writer and emerging theatre maker living in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Arrernte land. She is developing a place-based practice of walking and performance, interested particularly in the making and maintenance of official histories and local heritage. Before moving to Central Australia in 2015, Betty lived in London and south-east England where she grew up. Betty has written and directed original theatre pieces for Alice Desert Festival (2017), Totem Theatre (2019), and Carclew (2020). Her monologue for young actors 'Swallows' is published in the anthology 'This Was Urgent Yesterday' (Currency Press, 2020). In 2019, she created an original walking tour as the inaugural artist in residence at the Women’s Museum of Australia, Alice Springs. Betty is an upcoming intern at the Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre company in Brisbane, and a writer in the 2020 Fresh Ink cohort with Australian Theatre For Young People.
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