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LIVE ART
Vigil/Wake
2018
PLAYS
Salt
2001
The Keys to the Animal Room
1993
Gold AWGIE Winner: The Keys to the Animal Room
1994
Wallflowering
1991
Wallflowering
1991
Things That Fall Over: an anti-musical of a novel, inside a reading of a play, with footnotes, and oratorio as coda
2014
Spitting Chips
1989
The Diver
1991
About The Diver
1991 - Follow Ziggy Baddeley's journey as she discovers a new sense of self. After her parent's marriage breakdown, Ziggy and her baby brother Jack move to a new suburb to begin again. In order to deal with the loss of security and changes thrust upon her, Ziggy decides to reinvent herself. She plans to start at her new school as a more colourful, more interesting person. At her new school Ziggy meets Theo and Karen who are both embroiled in similar struggles. The play takes a comic look at the many influences, pressures and choices faced by young people as they strive to develop their identities and strengthen their self esteem. This work was commissioned by Toe Truck theatre. (Photo credit: Léa Dubedout)
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The Law of Large Numbers
2003
About The Law of Large Numbers
2003 - Coral Reith, a middle aged woman, suddenly finds herself in an "empty nest" after years of being defined by her duties as mother and wife. Coral's attempts to find kindred spirits and meaningful community all lead to dead ends, until ultimately she takes solace in "the nearly machines" of local gaming halls. Meanwhile, her home town itself is experiencing a mysterious proliferation as it's overrun by ants and spectacular ant mounds. The play is a bizarre comedy designed to involve community members and audience in the performance. It was written for 5 actors plus a chorus of community members, but has a variable cast with 13 main roles plus chorus. (Archival image from premiere production, directed by Teresa Bell, Mainstreet Theatre Company)
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The Procedure
2000
About The Procedure
2000 - A "sick little comedy" about a bent politician who gets his comeuppance. Mike Newman, Minister for Health, has been promoting a new cancer prevention programme called GUTSCOUT. On the advice of his media people, he submits to a GUTSCOUT test himself, but a suspect test result sets in train an unravelling of epic proportions. The play was commissioned by Melbourne Workers Theatre as a virtuoso piece for a solo performer. It also requires 1 F and 4 M voices via audio. "Staggeringly funny ... agonisingly human ... a twisted little play about the comeuppance of a pompous git." David Crofts, Melbourne Times/Time Out Nov. 2000 (Photo credit: Kyle Mackie)
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Blueback
1999
About Blueback
1999 - Adaptation of the novel by Tim Winton. Commissioned by Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Tasmania. In repertoire Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, WA. (Photo of Bec Bradley by Simon Pynt, 2015.)
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MICRO-PLAYS
Room
2006
About Room
2006 - A site-specific microplay for two characters, written for Playworks & Melbourne Writers Festival, and performed in a hotel room. (Photo credit: Paul Postema)
The Carnival of Mystery: Sacrament / Two Hats
2010
About The Carnival of Mystery: Sacrament / Two Hats
2010 - Short works, staged within Finucane and Smith’s Carnival of Mysteries, for Melbourne International Arts Festival. (Photo Credit: Max Anderson)
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