Branwen Millar wrote her first play Noisy Shadows when on an undergraduate exchange at the University of California Santa Barbara in 2005. It was produced as part of the University’s annual New Plays Festival and won the Dorothy E Corwin Award for Best One Act. Noisy Shadows received a second production at BATS Theatre in 2006.
Branwen’s second play Armslength won her the NZ Young Playwrights’ Competition and premiered at Circa Theatre in 2008. She was the 2008 Writer in Residence at the Robert Lord Writer’s Cottage in Dunedin and her third play and first professional commissionSwan Song was part of the 2008 Young and Hungry Festival of New Works at BATS Theatre. Her next commission Father Familiar,was produced at BATS Theatre in 2010.
In 2012, Branwen took a break from writing to complete an MPA at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs on a Fulbright scholarship. Living in New York she frequently goes to the theatre, she now works for UNICEF and is working on a new play.