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The Showing and Beyond

Housing everything in an old geometry set tin

The Showing Last week was the start of the mid-point showings for ArtsLab. Hannah and Pippa’s work and my own were the first ones to be presented. Initially the showing felt like an annoying formality and I didn’t know exactly what I would present. I decided that since I have a Mentor and a Dramaturge […]

Time Flies when you don’t blog :'(

The Carousel Team

Sorry Blog. I have let you down. I thought I would be here to support you and cherish you but like fool I have ignored you. I’ll do a quick recap of the things I should have blogged about AUDITIONS – Amazing bunch of people auditioned. Amazing talented female energy. Sad to see them go. […]

the top 18 things i’ve experienced since i last typed a post:

the top 18 things i’ve experienced since i last typed a post:

Solange- A Seat at the Table Eileen Myles: Cool For You Season 3 of Transparent (you know what, not so good..) Warakruna: All the stories got into our minds and eyes @ Broken Hill Regional Gallery David Graeber: The Utopia of Rules Eve Koksoksy Sedwick: The Epistemology of the Closet The First Bad Man- A […]

Oops or: I should try to stop worrying and get on with it

I had planned on doing a new post every week…oops. So I’ll try and make this post especially interesting and insightful to try and make up for it. How’s it all been going? Not too badly but I am starting to feel like I’m stagnating due to a lack of progress. I think I’ve reached a […]


Who can help me now?   I have fed your saintly light my body over and over, till it becomes so bright it blocks out the sun. But soon the artifacts of me, my life, have run dry and there is neither you or the sun I scorned for its apathetic distance.   You have […]



I do not want to die, I only want to vanish for a little while   (I do not want to be left alone (Please do n t let me be alone) ).   Aren’t you ashamed that you’re giving up on yourself? This is not what giving up looks like, I am not squandering […]


I refuse to see myself refracted by you gaze any longer. I forgot what had even drawn me to bask in it in the first place. You efface me humiliate me, Always. (separating me from what I hold dear; you call it elitist, trivial, make me feel like it hurts you that I have hobbies, […]

On Not Writing and Self Hatred

As banal as it sounds, I have honestly forgotten how hard writing can be. In all honesty, the past few months have been unduly harsh on my psyche and have seemed to see me far removed me from an emotionally connected self. This has left me wondering how I am meant to write about a […]



Elle here, I’m creating my ‘ultimate’ dance solo. I thought I knew what ‘ultimate’ meant, until I tried to actually start making the solo. It’s really hard. I’m trying to leave all the self judgement at the door and remember that everything is valid and may have a place in the work (including my several […]

First Post

First Post

I realised I’ve really been dragging the chain on posting so far, not that my test post doesn’t count. So, I’d like to use this post to give you an idea of what I’ve been up to so far. Writing. Mostly. To be more specific, I’ve been dividing my time between shopfront, a few libraries […]

Chapter One (In which I actually write something)

So funnily enough I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this play I’m meant to be writing, and getting stressed because I only know about film. The question being of course, how do I use what I know and not just write a never ending conversation. I immediately missed my highly visual filmmakers toolbox but got […]

Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey

So apparently 2016 is year of the monkey. Hannah and I are both born in 1992…both monkeys. This. is. our. year. No Pressure. Truthfully as a Monkey I was feeling some pressure until Hannah and I decided to team up and apply for Artslab. Then we got accepted and I naively thought Boom! pressures off! […]



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