Chris Aronsten is a graduate of the AFTRS (BA, Screenwriting) and the NIDA playwriting studio. His short film, Call Waiting, won the Best Screenplay Award at the 1998 British Short Film Festival. His television credits include Going Home (SBS) David Tench Tonight (Ten) and Comedy Inc. – The Late Shift (Nine). Between 2005 and 2007 Chris wrote a satirical advice column for the Sydney Morning Herald. In 2005, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research writers' theatres in the UK, Ireland and the USA. In 2006, his play Human Resources was staged at the Darlinghurst Theatre (Siren Theatre Company, directed by Kate Gaul) and was shortlisted for both the Premier's Literary Award and the Philip Parsons Young Playwright's Award. Human Resources was also staged at the Dog Theatre, Footscray in 2009 (Act-o-matic 3000, directed by Matt Scholten). In May 2012, Chris directed and produced the premier of his play Malice Toward None at the Old Fitzroy Theatre. In September 2012, Kate Gaul directed the premier of The Lunch Hour at the Darlinghurst Theatre. In 2013, Chris was awarded the Edward Albee Playwriting Scholarship, and spent November in New York.