Category Archives: My Blog
First off, don’t forget the upcoming ten-minute play show at the 1812 Theatre in Ferntree Gully called Board Shorts. The season is only a short one – June 28 – 30 – but it includes my piece False Trail, directed … Continue reading
I can believe that I haven’t written a blog since 2015. A lot has happened since then. Life changes, mainly. Maybe one day they might be the subject of a play but I think it’s unlikely. However, the last couple … Continue reading
The 2015 One-Act Play season here in Victoria is now over and I think I’m supposed to be angry. Angry that another writer has written, produced and starred in a one-act play that very closely resembles Two Women & A … Continue reading
As part of a local theatre company’s recent fund-raising trivia night I offered as a prize my dramaturgical services for 6 months. This is what I wrote to the winner: Congratulations! I am yours for at least 6 months! The … Continue reading
I now know what that word “dumbfounded” feels like. Just the other week I was told a one-act play of mine was about to go on in a one-act play show minus its last four pages. The play, Dreams of … Continue reading
The Romsey Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (RAODS) in the UK produced my play Two Women & A Chair just last week. They used two casts, who rehearsed separately and didn’t know who the others were until the first night … Continue reading
Just when you thought there were only so many ideas in the world, you turn around and see a film like Birdman (2014) and discover that it’s true. I suppose one shouldn’t be surprised: Hollywood is a great cauldron of … Continue reading
You might wonder why I’m writing this. Why should I care about how to set up a theatre company? The thing is, without theatre companies around the world no-one will put your work on. (Remember, even Shakespeare had his own … Continue reading
Well, the Playwriting Class didn’t go ahead due to a severe lack of numbers. There was only one person in attendance: me! Strangely this hasn’t bothered me. I might still approach the Council of Adult Educataion and see if theyr’e … Continue reading
This year marks the start of a new phase for me in my writing. For the first time I hope to be mounting a playwriting class that takes participants through the playwriting process from beginning to end – all in … Continue reading
Here’s my latest on the stateof theatre and the world (and everything in-between!) While it’s not a daily thing, I hope like the rest of my writing it keeps you interested.
31/01/2013: The first blog for 2013, and here’s something to write about: I’ve uploaded three new one act plays: The Butterflies Are Sleeping, Skin, and The Glenfiddich Solution. Three new plays that should provide companies and their actors and directors with plenty of meat for unforgettable performances, either at home seasons or on the one-act play festival circuit.