|Education||1993-1997(Curtin University of Technology)|
I am a BA graduate from Curtin University, Western Australia.
As a writer, my plays include ‘Blood & Bone’ (winner of Naked Theatre Company’s Write Now competition), ‘Story Time’, ‘Vaseline Lollies’, ‘Naked Ambiton’, and the musicals ‘Embalmer!’ (co-written with Pip Branson) and ‘Somewhere’ (co-written with award-winning comedian and musician Tim Minchin).
My play ‘The Danger Age’ was shortlisted for the Sydney Theatre Company 2004 Patrick White Playwright’s Award and I was the winner of the Company B Belvoir Street Theatre 2004 Philip Parsons Young Playwright’s Award for which I was commissioned to write ‘The Seed’.
‘The Seed’ went on to win the Best Independent Production and was nominated for Best New Australian Work at the 2007 Sydney Theatre Critics Awards. It was also nominated in 2008 for an AWGIE for Best New Work. After two sell-out seasons at Company B Belvoir, ‘The Seed’ went on to tour Australia to much acclaim.
As an actor, I have performed in ‘The Seed’ in all of its seasons, in ‘Antigone’ for the Perth International Arts Festival, ‘Buried Child’, for Company B, ‘Blasted’ for B Sharp, ‘Mr Bailey’s Minder’ for Griffin Theatre Company, ‘Ruby’s Last Dollar’ for Pork Chop Theatre Company, ‘Festen’, ‘Proof’, ‘A Man With Five Children’, ‘King Lear’ , ‘The Crucible’ and ‘Rabbit’ for Sydney Theatre Company, ‘Stories From Suburban Road’ for Ensemble Theatre Company , ‘Amadeus’, ‘Social Climbers’, ‘Sweet Phoebe’ and ‘Milk & Honey’ for Perth Theatre Company and in ‘Killer Joe’ for Diana Bliss Productions.
I have appeared on television in ‘All Saints’, ‘Blue Heelers’, ‘The Chaser’s War on Everything’ and ‘Chandon Productions’ and in the feature film ‘The Final Winter’.
In 2009, my play ‘The Web’ was co-produced by Black Swan Theatre Company and Hothouse Theatre Company. In 2010, my play ‘The Wreath’ is in development for Bell Shakespeare and another new play ‘Masquerade’ is in development with assistance from the Sydney Theatre Company. I have also just completed the screenplay of ‘The Seed’, and as an actor will be seen this year in the feature films ‘Griff the Invisible’ and ‘Eating Friends.’
I am also working as a dramaturg, editor and mentor for various companies and writers across Australia.
For 'The Seed'
Resulted in a commission for 'The Seed'.
Shortlisted for 'The Danger Age'
Naked Theatre Company Playwriting award. Title of play: Blood and Bone.