I am workshopping a new short play and you're invited to watch and provide feedback. The online reading will be proudly presented by Ballarat National Theatre. RENTAL, by Megan J Riedl Ben is a slob who lives the bachelor life with his best mate James (Wilks) Wilkinson. When Tash, their annoyingly perky, but secretly anxiety-riddled … Continue reading Playreading of Rental / Wed 9 Dec
Flashback Friday – Poem “Parent-thesis”
I love this poem so much that it now forms the opening of my newest play, The Let-Down Reflex. I wrote it in June 2017 and it really does reflect the every day lived experience of parents. The Let-Down Reflex is currently in development and will be having a work-in progress showing on Thursday 24th … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Poem “Parent-thesis”
The Abandoned Playscript
I’ve just finished writing a play. Bells and whistles notwithstanding, the overwhelming feeling is one of apprehension. And that’s because the completion of a playscript is more of an abandonment than anything else. As a playwright, your existence is as one part of a symbiotic theatre-making organism. You are like a donor, and the director … Continue reading The Abandoned Playscript
The Sum of Them – a thank you note to my parents on closing night.
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.
A time for sadness – reflecting on the Hollow project.
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.