Bruce Keller (1955 - 2003)

Bruce in the popular Children's play, Puppy Love

Bruce Keller in the play, "Puppy Love"

Bruce John Keller graduated from the University of NSW with a BA (Hons) in Drama in 1976. In 1980 he co-founded Anthill Theatre – Australian Nouveau Theatre in Melbourne with Jean Pierre Mignon. He performed in many roles for Anthill Theatre included his solo performance in Samuel Becket’s Krapp’s Last Tape.

Bruce had also worked as an actor with the South Australian Theatre Company at the Adelaide Festival and the Sydney Theatre Company. Bruce Keller was best known for his 1985 children's play Puppy Love published by Currency Press in 1991, and still being performed nationally and internationally.Bruce’s other children plays include Monkey See, Monkey Do and Big Hand, Little Hand.

Bruce joined Entr'acte Theatre in Sydney in 1987. Here, he worked with Pierre Thibaudeau, Elisabeth Burke and others as a co-creator, performer and dramaturg.

In 1995, Bruce co-founded Citymoon Theatre with Binh Duy Ta. Since then, Bruce worked for Citymoon as director, writer, co-director, co-writer, performer, dramaturg and teacher for many productions. Bruce was also a lecturer at the School of Contemporary Arts at the University of Western Sydney from 1998. Bruce passed away in 2003.