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Tyler Coppin

TYLER COPPIN

  (1956 - )

Nationality:    Australian
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Literary Agent:    Sue Barnett and Associates  

Tyler Coppins solo play LyreBird (Tales of Helpmann) was a sell-out hit at the 1998 Adelaide Festival of Arts and the winner of a Fringe First Award at the 1999 Edinburgh Festival. His other plays include Unamerica (shortlisted for the Rodney Seaborn Award), The Minutiae of Inertia, No One Here Gets Out Awake, and Clover. Coppin co-wrote Buzz (Company B Belvoir), Flabbadadabbadadaddy-o! (Inaugural 1987 Melbourne International Comedy Festival), and was a contributing writer of the animated feature film Happy Feet. He has written comedy for radio, and also for the Helpmann Award winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Melbourne Theatre Company). A NIDA graduate, Tyler has performed as an actor for most of the major companies in Australia, as well as on television, film, and on radio.

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below is a list of Tyler Coppin's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Buzz         Lyrebird (Tales Of Helpmann)         Minutiae of Inertia, The



Buzz

Synopsis:
It's 1990 and Buzz aldrin second man on the moon, is still there. He has his own TV show but the ratings are plummeting. When the show is axed his communication with earth is severed and he is left utterly alone. How will he cope? Will he ever get home

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written by Warren Coleman And Tyler Coppin

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2 acts Play/Drama

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Lyrebird (Tales Of Helpmann)

Synopsis:
Caught between acts of the ballet Don Quixote an aged Robert Helpmann fights demons while recounting a life in theatre which began as a young ballet dancer from Mt Gambier, South Australia.

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Performances include:Sydney theatre Company (Sydney Opera House), 2000 City of London Festival, Edinburgh Fringe First Winner 1999

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Adelaide Festival Of Arts, Australia    1998

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Genre:
Impressionistic biographical solo play 93 min

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Minutiae of Inertia, The

Synopsis:
The mother has left she can no longer stand her son Jimmy screaming all night. Jimmy is in his bedroom chanting George Bush's name, crashing plane into the Twin Towers and throwing small model people of the tops of tall buildings. His Father is downstairs working his way through a case of Pinot Noir

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Melbourne Fringe Festival    2005

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Genre:
Monologue play

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