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Directing and writing

Making theatre in an unpredictable world

August 31

What to do? Where to start? These two questions are always in my mind when embarking on a new project with my company BYTE (BackYardTheatreEnsemble) which is based in Melbourne. BYTE has created original devised theatre pieces for many years now....

Art for change

May 29

Using Verbatim Theatre and dance to combat the refugee crisis in Jakarta and how COViD-19 helped bring our piece to a wider audience Originally published by Erica Cali on her blog Theatreartworks. I have spent about twenty minutes writing and...

5 tips for working as (or with) sight-impaired artists

May 2

As a practitioner I have facilitated workshops in various settings from Key Stage 1 (age 5-7) to post-graduate higher education, within Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools and all-male groups from local communities, every mix of society....

Can Theatre help us change?

April 2

I think all of us who have devoted ourselves to this art form believe the answer to this question is ‘Yes’. There have been a handful of productions I’ve seen or been involved in the last 40+ years which have fundamentally changed my view...

Five actors in a box (and how this came to be…)

January 30

Light Bulbs In Soil is a theatre company based in Brussels. Founded in 2018 by Helen Abbott and Carl Robinson, Light Bulbs in Soil now includes eight Brussels based theatre makers. Together they explore questions, provocations and stories which...

Why I don’t believe in inspiration

October 1

When Sally asked if I would be interested in writing a text about inspiration I meekly confessed: ‘But I don’t believe in it.’ As if we were talking about Santa Claus. Or God. ‘Great!’ Sally replied. ‘You can write an anti inspiration...

Write here, write now

May 1

I struggle with the idea of considering myself a playwright. First published in the December 2006 Scene issue “Writing”. My thoughts on this article in 2018: I need to take my own advice. I have found myself stuck over the past few years...

An exercise in double casting

May 1

Working together, the student actors of both casts bonded, reducing the chances for later anxiety about competition between casts. First published in the December 2004 Scene issue “Reaching out”. I am a procrastinator. I admit it. During...