Burner is a short work that examines criminality; how our emotions can translate into violent and terrible action, and the consequences of these actions. It centres on Mark and Jamie, a pair of Bonnie-and-Clyde types who have just committed a burglary gone wrong. After a series of misadventures that ends with kidnapped old man dead in a hotel bathroom, the couple must attempt to control this fraught new reality, and their minds…
This work examines this breakdown through scripted dialogue, music, visuals, and movement. It is a semi-devised, dark, gross, funny, emotional, and surreal investigation of normal people doing abhorrent things. Burner was presented as part of Student Initiated Project : DIY in 2018.
As Time Goes By
‘Final Draft’ is a collaboration between Creative Writing students and graduates from the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong, and performance students from The Drama Studio, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre. ‘Final Draft’ was established in 2009 by Dr Joshua Lobb from UOW and Fiona Finley from The Drama Studio. It enables emerging writers from UOW’s Creative Writing program to create conditions in which writers can actively engage in the development and production of their work.
In 2017, eight new works were created by eight different writers under the theme The Seven Ages of Man, derived from a monologue from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. I wrote my work, As Time Goes By, in response to the final age of man, Old Age.