Theatre is the ultimate tool for social change and human connection, and it is our jobs as theatre makers to create work that speaks to and challenges the here and now.
I studied at the University of Wollongong, where I graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre) (Honours First Class). I have written several plays for the University of Wollongong and IPAC’s Drama Studio program. I was also a member of Merrigong’s Playwright Project in 2019. In 2022, my play Hydrarchos was staged at NIDA’s Festival of Emerging Artists and longlisted for the Best in Theatre Award at Sydney Fringe Festival. As a playwright, I use my work to build connections and to foster understanding between and within individuals and communities, focussing on those in society who are isolated and marginalised. My work delves into the experiences that link all people together, like death, loss, and social alienation. I am endlessly fascinated by true stories, and incorporate echoes of these historical and contemporary places, people, and events into my playscripts.
I have also worked as a dramaturg for several theatre companies, including the Dire Theatre Company and Matriark Theatre. I also work as a story supervisor for Othelia Technologies, and teach dramaturgy and creative writing at the University of Wollongong. I have worked with verbatim texts, devised performances, movement, puppetry, and original dramatic work. My work in assisting other artists to find their voice and translate their visions into new productions has been shaped by my academic experience and my own playwriting practice.