About David Bulmer

David Bulmer is a writer and educator. He has specialised in Drama and Literacy teaching in schools K-12 and universities for over 25 years. He has worked for the School of Education at the University of Wollongong, lecturing in Drama and Literacy and as an educational consultant in schools for the Creative Arts K-12. He also specialises in scriptwriting workshops for adults and children and currently works as a Leader of Teaching & Learning at a Catholic high school in Sydney.

David is also an experienced playwright who specialises in the SHORT PLAY and MONOLOGUE form. His work has been internationally acclaimed both critically and with popular vote. In 2011, David's short play 'Doing It For the Penguins' won all the major awards at Sydney's Short and Sweet Festival - the largest short play festival in the world. His other play in the festival that year 'Beautiful' (starring Gerard O'Dwyer) also made the Gala Final and ensured that David had the two most popular plays in the entire festival (as voted by the audiences)

Past Writing Projects



Short+Sweet has made a huge impact on the Australian theatre scene through developing new, original work with emerging artists and providing a platform for established artists to showcase their talents. The expansion of Short+Sweet within Australia has also taken short-form theatre internationally, with ever increasing popularity and ever increasing festivals. Short+Sweet is currently active across India, New Zealand, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates, with growth planned for additional cities in these countries, as well as across the US and UK.



David is a high school drama teacher and educational consultant in the creative arts. He masquerades as often as he can as a playwright, specialising in the short play form and in monologues. This is David's second play to have been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe festival after White Room Theatre presented Suspicious Minds in their Bite-Size program for 2008.

A Little Blue originated out of a playwriting course in Sydney in 2008. First performed as part of Short + Sweet Sydney, the play was nominated for five awards, including best comedy script and best overall production.

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