The Campaign

A theatre project that has been in the making for around two and a half years is now officially launched for a season in Hobart in late 2018. Working with playwright Campion Decent on the development of The Campaign has been both a professional and personal highlight. Here are the details: THE CAMPAIGN “I was […]

Director’s Note for Mother

Below are my notes for the published programme for the Belvoir Street Theatre season of Mother. In 2012, after many years of friendship, Noni and I worked together for the first time on Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of The Heretic. This experience solidified our personal connection and established our professional rapport and desire to continue […]

Mother at Belvoir Street

Mother by Daniel Keene starring Noni Hazlehurst  has recently completed its season in Sydney at the Belvoir Street Theatre. “Noni Hazlehurst delivers the performance of a lifetime. As much as any words it is the verbs and adjectives of her body: the coiling fingers and restless toes, the aimless arcs described by hands, the twitches and […]

Here We All Are. Assembled

A twisted tale of two hapless characters who dare to question. Suspended in a rotting dystopian landscape, forgotten by the world, these two are comforted by blissful ignorance, turning a blind eye to the impending Armageddon. Rising from the detritus comes the voracious, clever and manipulative ‘worm’ set to divide the slavish trust of our […]

Grace Beside Me

I have just competed work as the Drama Coach on Magpie Pictures’ GRACE BESIDE ME, an Australian children’s television series to screen on the NITV network in January 2018 and soon after on both the ABC TV & The Disney Channel. The 13-part series, filmed in the Scenic Rim district of SE Queenland is adapted […]

The House of Bernarda Alba

The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca August 23-26 2017 USQ Artsworx Arts Theatre Toowoomba Directed by Matt Scholten Performed by Company 2017 USQ BCA Students Set Design Matt Scholten Lighting Design Adam Speedie Sound Design Liam Fitz-Gibbon Costume Design Tonia Pawlyszyn Production Manager Shaun Kelly