Richard Murphet has been engaged in writing, directing and creating contemporary forms of theatre for five decades. His plays have received productions throughout Australia and internationally, and he has worked as a director in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Toronto, New York, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Ghent.
Murphet is currently an Honorary Lecturer in Performing Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts and Music, University of Melbourne, where he was Head of Drama (2007-09) and Head of Postgraduate Studies (1996-2006). He was a member of the Australian Performing Group (1975-81) and the Artistic Director of the Mill Theatre Company (1985-87). He was awarded a Green Room Award for Lifetime Achievement for his work in theatre (2017). In November 2020, at Theatre Works, he will direct a double bill of his new play, The Darkening Sky.