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roses are red

roses are red

Sunday fun! Stealing every moment we can alone in the building, today we cleared each of the spaces and did a rough run. My perpetual anxiety about overwhelming Sam with lines and direction vanished when he decided not to use the script and had all of his lines down. AMAZING. There’s still away to go […]


Draw me a sheep…

Draw me a sheep…

Rehearsals are well underway for what I’m excited to say is my first adaptation: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. My small, but wonderful cast of four are working with me each week bringing to life the characters from each planet the little prince visits on his journey. It is my intention to utilise the different […]


A new chapter.

A new chapter.

Hello! After the progress showings in July, I did some more research and brainstorming around what I was hoping to achieve, or how I might challenge myself in creating this work for Civic Life. Shopfront is a unique venue as it opens up the possibility for me as an artist to explore the idea of working […]


A Call to Performers

A Call to Performers

As my inaugural Civic Life blog post, I’d like to make a call to any performers (18-25 years) looking for some experience in creating theatre, taking direction and looking for something to do on a Tuesday night. When: Tuesdays 7pm-9pm from July 2nd – 6th August (6 weeks) Where: Shopfront Theatre in Carlton What: Performers […]


Wild ART

Wild ART

But you know spending countless hours alone in a room
with nought but yourself and your bizarre imagination is bound to have that outcome at some point.


Directing Flesh!

Directing Flesh!

Flesh meats Mind. A conversation with David Finnigan puts things into persective.


Anxiety and Sercurity

Anxiety and Sercurity

Eve Ensler Speaks about the dangers of ecurity on TED. Here are some brief thoughts about my own struggle with security and anxiety. How this struggle is shaping my approach to work as a whole and to this creative development in particular.


The Red Shoes: To Dance (uncontrollably)

The Red Shoes: To Dance (uncontrollably)

A curtain draws open. Its thick fabric, red and rich, ripples to reveal a man. This man – a shoemaker (Leonide Massine) begins to ‘chasse’, ‘pas-de-bouree’ and ‘pirouette’; a pair of ballet shoes held in each of his hands. She (Moira Shearer) suddenly appears. Her body is lyrical and lucid, and her steps are as […]


DV8 Physical Theatre: To Swing & To Sway

DV8 Physical Theatre: To Swing & To Sway

DV8 Physical Theatre – The Cost of Living (2004) What is it that you see when you watch this film foot-age? What is it that you hear? And feel? Or smell? And most importantly, what do you experience (and notice you experience) in and through your own body? The power of sight – to look, […]


A little video of a bewildered clown

So while I was away en route home from the living desert in Broken Hill, I made a couple of little films of my clown. I haven’t completely decided what I’ll do with them- but I am interested in using them onstage to expand the physical and imaginative space of the stage. I felt my […]