Keene was born in
Melbourne in 1955. He has written many plays including Cho Cho San, Silent Partner, Because You Are Mine,
Low, Beneath Heaven, Terminus and The Architectís Walk.
He has won
the South Australian Premierís Prize for Drama, the Victorian
Prize for Drame (twice), the Wal Cherry Play of the Year and the New
Dramatistís Award, New York.
He was co-founder with
of the Keene/Taylor
Project. With her he won the award for Outstanding Contribution to
Theatre (Green Room Awards, 1998) and the Kenneth Myer Medallion for
the Performing Arts. The Projectís productions of his plays
the Melbourne and Sydney Festivals. His plays are performed
widely in Europe and France. He is also the author of several
movies, including the movie based on his play, Silent Partner
(released 2001), and
(released 2004). His
webpage can be found at www.danielkeene.com.