Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship Announcement

I am very stoked to announce that I have been selected to take part in the Wheeler Centre's Hot Desk Fellowship for 2018. It's an incredible opportunity that provides writers of all experience levels a dedicated space and time to explore a new work in a supportive environment.

I have applied with a new work that is for the moment entitled 'Icebreaker'. This piece is the culmination of quite a few messy attempts at trying to solve the issue of Climate Change in my own mind - easy right? I realised after a particularly dark period that perhaps what we need most right now isn't a solution or a rational understanding of the problem. Maybe what we need is for it to hit home emotionally. For it to hurt, and for that to be okay, to sit with the pain and discomfort. Sometimes in the face of tragedy, the most hopeful thing we can do is witness it. In being present and acknowledging the problem is not only the full understanding of the response required, but also the palliative spirit to prepare for the consequences that are already out of our control. This piece is in that spirit. It's about communion and meditation and beauty and grief. 

My slot with the Wheeler Centre won't be until July, but more updates are to come. 

Sustainable Practice and Independent Theatre

Should we be treating sustainability in the same manner? How can sustainability inform rather than restrict our art? I can’t speak for everyone. That is up to your individual practice. I merely want to pose the notion that if we choose to, we can treat sustainability as an opportunity rather than an obstacle.

The first step in thinking about this, is to put in place some parameters for how you work. Which can be overwhelming - where do you start? But here are some effective and relatively simple ways in which to incorporate green practice into your art.

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Emerging Writers' Festival 2017 is just around the corner and we seriously CANNOT wait. It’s an opportunity to learn about new writers, touch base with some of your faves and check out lots of interesting and interactive festivities! Plus it’s a not-for-profit that supports the Melbourne creative community in a thoughtful and energetic way. 

So here are a few writer-babes to keep your eye on this year.

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