Blue Sky New Year!

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2014 is off to a flying start!
After the heatwave and the Festive season malaise things are starting to happen.

I’ve completed the second draft of ‘The Orchantes’ (formerly known as ‘The Botany Play‘) and I’m looking to take the next step – development towards production.

This play has been a pleasure to write. I’ve travelled to Sydney, London and Merredin in WA’s wheat belt, to research and write it. Plus, it introduced me to Brendan McCall. Brendan is a performer, director and producer and is nearing the end of his tenure at the Cummins Theatre, Merredin, where I undertook a writing residency last year. Through support from Stages WA Playwrights Consortium he’s been working with me as dramaturge over the past few months and the play has come along amazingly well. Thank you Brendan, and good luck post-Merredin!

Other things shaping up in 2014:
I’ve had a play selected with the Belarusian Dream Theater Project
I’ve been invited back to teach workshops at Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre
and 3 plays by Afeif Ismail, that I co-transcreated with him are being produced at The Blue Room Theatre, Perth in June.
More projects are bubbling under the surface but are not confirmed and I’ll post these, as and when 🙂

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