DIRECTING

Since 2006, my research practice has been aided and abetted by my practical work as a theatre director. All of the photographs featured on this website are production stills from these shows. Most recently, I directed the 2017 Theatre Studies Major Production at the University of New England (UNE): Spring Awakening, by Frank Wedekind in a new translation that I prepared for this production. The cover page of this website features production stills from this work. 

In recent years, I have supported the work of colleagues as a dramaturg. Some of this work has included:

  • Her Empty Chair, devised work
    October 2016, National Theatre of Parramatta and Riverside Theatres (dir. Kristine Landon-Smith). 
  • Don Juan Comes Back From the War, by Ödön von Horváth (trans. Christopher Hampton)
    May 2016, East 15 Acting School and Tristan Bates Theatre, London (dir. Kristine Landon-Smith). 

Some highlights of my directing work include: 

  • August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts
    March 2013, Cellar Theatre (University of Sydney).
  • A Tree Ascending, devised work of headphone verbatim
    October 2012, for the Verge Arts Festival (University of Sydney).
  • Night Letters, by writer Susan Rogers and director Chris Drummond
    February 2011, Seymour Theatre Centre for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Arts Festival.
  • Standing on Ceremony: the Gay Marriage Plays, by Tectonic Theatre Project [Worldwide Premiere]
    November 2011, Cellar Theatre (University of Sydney). 
  • Hippolytos Raised, by Anne Carson and the Company after Euripides
    September 2010, Festival of Australian Student Theatre and October 2010, Seymour Theatre Centre.
  • King Lear, by William Shakespeare
    February/March 2010, Seymour Theatre Centre and Holden Street Theatres (Adelaide Fringe).
  • Laramie: Ten Years Later  An Epilogue, by Tectonic Theatre Project [Worldwide Premiere]
    October 2009, Seymour Theatre Centre.
  • Andorra, by Max Frisch (trans. Michael Bullock)
    October 2008, Cellar Theatre (University of Sydney). 
  • The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theatre Project
    April 2008, Seymour Theatre Centre and November 2008, King Street Theatre.
 Review of  King Lear  in the Adelaide  Advertiser , 24 February 2010.

Review of King Lear in the Adelaide Advertiser, 24 February 2010.

 Brydie Lee-Kennedy in  Night Letters  (2011).

Brydie Lee-Kennedy in Night Letters (2011).

 Duncan Carmichael as Moritz in  Spring Awakening  (2017). 

Duncan Carmichael as Moritz in Spring Awakening (2017). 

 James Barrow as Bill in  August: Osage County  (2013).

James Barrow as Bill in August: Osage County (2013).