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Anthony Coxeter, photograph by Nic Duncan

anthony Coxeter

Anthony Coxeter is a writer, educator and dramaturge based in South-West Western Australia. As a playwright and dramaturge, his interests have been agent-centred, collaborative and improvisatory performance practices. This has been the basis of explorations with the choreographer Adelina Larsson Mendoza through the development of four works (No Place, 2013; In the Rite I, 2016; In the Rite II: 2019; In the Rite III, 2020).  ‘In the Rite II’ premiered at the State Theatre of Western Australia in the work ‘WW’ and was the recipient of an Australian Dance Award in 2019. Other noteworthy collaborations as a dramaturge include with nationally recognised choreographers Julie-Anne Long, Laura Boynes and Andrew Morrish. 

Anthony co-directed a solo improvisatory work with Morrish supported by Critical Path Choreographic Centre in 2018, and has won multiple grants for a long-term collaborative stagework about the life of Nugget Coombs. Since 2011, as an early career researcher, Anthony has taught across several departments at the University of Sydney, with particular interests in literature, literary sociology, social history and governance. His primary mentors were Prof. Peter Morgan, an authority on the Albanian dissident writer Isamael Kadare, and Dr. Mabel Lee, translator of the Chinese émigré novelist Gao Xingjian. He was one of the founding circle of co-editors of The Lifted Brow, and a contributing Committee Member at the Melbourne Cinematheque. At present, he is researching and writing the first authorised biography of José Ramos-Horta, the East Timorese Independence leader and Nobel Peace laureate (forthcoming through Black Inc.). He is also a doctoral candidate in a joint program between Leiden University and The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.