I am a playwright and former journalist and cartoonist, whose work has been widely published in Australia and overseas and whose plays have been performed nationally and internationally.
My full-length play e-baby, a two-hander about surrogacy, has been produced in Melbourne Sydney, Hobart, Ohio and London, to critical acclaim, and translated into Turkish.
d-baby, a full-length four-hander about a donor-conceived teenager searching for her true identity, was a finalist in the 2018 international playwriting competition New Works of Merit, and in the US-based Hidden River Arts 2019 playwriting competition.
Both e-baby and d-baby are published and licensed by Australian Plays Transforms. e-baby is also licensed in the UK by StageScripts, along with my one-act four-hander comedy Supersnout (about a talking dog).
In 2019, my show Uked! – The first play-along ukulele musical , which offers unique audience engagement, enjoyed two sell-out seasons in Central Victoria in 2019 and is now licensed by David Spicer Productions in Sydney.
My monologues for women and my short plays are available for free on my website for any director, actor or community or school theatre group to perform, on the condition that I am fully credited and notified about when and where they are performed and how it went.
I enjoy communicating and collaborating with actors and directors around the world and receiving feedback to help improve my work and to give back to the theatre community which gave me my start.
I'm currently writing new monologues (and a novel). My memoir, Cleaved, about family estrangement, is currently on submission to publishers.
I live in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia.