I was right when I said that everything changes. I know I'd sworn never again to work with community theatre after being burnt twice. It seems I wasn't the only one who had negative experiences and with a new broom comes sweeping changes. The new board of Ballarat National Theatre are open to creative risk, … Continue reading When Opportunity Knocks, I Answer.
It's mid-February and I've got a full year of exciting projects which I'm really pleased to share with you. I've co-written a play with Jacob Honeychurch called The Belly Dancer. Tripwire Theatre Inc. are presenting the world premiere season in Bendigo from 15-18 March. I'm producing the season so I'm really busy getting everything organised … Continue reading What I’ll be up to in 2019
I am currently sitting at my desk, drafting thank you notes to the cast of The Sum of Us - the fab four - in preparation for tonight. Being closing night, I have the equally awesome and awkward task of accepting thanks and accolades for a production well done and showering the cast and crew … Continue reading The Sum of Them – a thank you note to my parents on closing night.
Many people - like my new hairdresser - wonder why anyone would put in so much effort to create a piece of theatre and not get paid for it. Many directors bouncing around amateur theatre have been doing it for a while, and most do it for the love of it. Some are retired professionals … Continue reading That Feeling – Why I Direct Theatre
It will be over three months since Tripwire Theatre Inc. transformed the Daylesford Town Hall for the world premiere of Hollow when the production returns - this time as a full-length screening of the footage from the show. As the playwright and director, the Hollow project has sat with me for over 2 years - … Continue reading A time for sadness – reflecting on the Hollow project.
I saw Bakersfield Mist at Ballarat’s Her Majesty's Theatre the other night. I spent a few hours cosied up in a trailer-park with Maude (Julie Nihill), who was trying to convince New York art connoisseur Lionel (John Wood) that she owned a long lost Jackson Pollock. It was a decent show, if you're into naturalism … Continue reading Theatre is the Ultimate Mindfulness Exercise.