Paul Castles
photo © erin baiano

photo © erin baiano

Writer of music, classic Piscean, and lover of cheese and interdisciplinary collaboration. Paul’s work has wandered across the worlds of theater, dance, opera, and visual art and been developed, performed, and produced in Asia, Australia, Europe, North Africa, and the United States.

Paul is originally from Sydney, Australia. He is a proud graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program of the Tisch School of the Arts.

He is also an alumnus of Yaddo, Center for Ballet and the Arts Resident Fellowship, New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio, Old Vic Lab, Sundance Institute Theater Lab, New Opera Ventures, and the Cybec 21st Century Young Composers Program.

the current…

  • {THE PERCIPIENTS}, working title of a new musical with book & lyrics by Sibyl Kempson (Seven Daughters of Eve)

  • {HEAD OF THE TABLE}, a new musical with book & lyrics by Victoria Saxton (developed with support from the Arts Council UK)

  • {THE ROAD BETWEEN THE DESERT AND THE OCEAN}, a new dance musical with book & lyrics by Mkhululi Mabija and choreography by Clare Cook (Basin Arts)


photo © jim carmody


the recent…


photo © hospital hill


the not-so-recent…


photo © nate bertone