What is a theatre artist?
Some people prefer the terms theatre maker, or slashie (as in writer-slash-actor-slash-producer). Essentially: for financial, practical and creative reasons, many practitioners are training in multiple roles, whether they perform them simultaneously or switch from project to project.
There are things you can achieve with theatre, that you can’t in any other medium.
My approach is quirky, highly physical, and based around the intimacy and imaginative freedom possible when audience and performers share the same space. When I branch out into other forms like audio or film, it’s all about storytelling that sticks with you and makes you feel things.
I’m proud to be part of a vivid creative community here in Sydney. I was part of the inaugural KXT/bAKEHOUSE Step Up Team, and am the founder of indie theatre company Thirty Five Square.
Plays I’ve written include: Duckpond (Thirty Five Square and Old 505 Theatre), House on Fire, and my autobiographical cabaret A Westerner’s Guide to the Opium Wars (Thirty Five Square and Kings X Theatre; The Blue Room Theatre).
In addition to producing my own work, I was a producer on Leaves in its Australian premiere (Some Company and KXT), Red Cross (Arrive. Devise. Repeat.), I Hate You My Mother (assistant producer, Real Harpy and White Box Theatre with Red Line Productions), and MinusOneSister (assistant producer, Stories Like These for Griffin Independent).
As an actor, I have performed with Ninefold Ensemble, Pinchgut Opera, and with many writers and directors in new work development.
Beyond the traditional theatre sphere, I bring storytelling and performance skills to businesses and organisations looking to cultivate better customer service and employee relationships.
I have facilitated workshops with Ovolo Hotels, and been involved as an actor with Corporate Actors Australia. With Thirty Five Square, I aim to inspire playful thinking, discussion and problem-solving through art.