For many years, I have collaborated with musicians, dancers and other writers, participating - as both writer and performer - in various works for stage, gallery installations, improvisations and pieces for radio, often (though not always) in an experimental setting. Recently, I have become interested in more conventional theatre, and am currently working on a number of one-act plays. Two are nearly finished, another two in rough draft, and several more in notebooks. I hope they will eventually be performed, and the collected playscripts published in book form. Watch this space for details!
Very close to completion:
Heaven HQ is a sort of absurdist celestial comedy. On a shortlist of just four pieces, an earlier first draft of this play was Commended in the FAW Di Cranston Award, given annually for a new stage or radio play, television script or screenplay, as part of the Fellowship of Australian Writers 2014 FAW National Literary Awards. See: http://writers.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/2014-FAW-National-Literary-Awards-Results.pdf This is my first full-length stage play, and close to completion ... now adding the finishing touches. (Pic by JJ.)
To write the actual title of this play would be to give the game away immediately. It is a very funny homage to - and affectionate parody of - one of the world's best-loved plays in English. So far, I have lots of notes, and have sketched in main parts, with some lively scene writing. But it still needs much work, with no clear date when it might be completed. Watch this space!
Note: February, 2017. I have removed several other plays, and ideas for plays, from this section because, after some recent reflection, I have entirely revised their initial concept, and will re-draft them completely. Note: this might take some time.
In addition, I have five or six other plays on my drawing board, patiently waiting in the wings - but mostly in note form so far. Again, watch this space!