Advertising the latest –
and ditching the past

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 by Robert Williams and starring...

The Latest on the Theatre of Life

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 of years have been very busy. To take you all...

Hiding behind your Muse

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 Chair. This “new” play has the...

A Message To My New Dramaturgical Mentee

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 bottom line is I am here for you.  A...

What To Do When Accidents Happen In The Theatre

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 Justine, had been acquired by the director who assumed that...