I'm a Columbia University MFA Directing graduate originally from Sydney, Australia. I collaborate, devise and adapt to make work that has been performed in theatres, libraries, apartments, stairwells, bedrooms and elevators. I love to make immersive and site-specific performances that surprise people, or wrestle with classic works to see what they have to say about the world now.
I believe that theatre can be a powerful tool for change and that stories speak to a place deep inside us that logic and reason can't get to. Recently I have been collaborating with New Zealand Composer Gemma Peacocke on a song cycle based on a collection of Aghan women's folk poems called landays. I have also been developing a new musical about the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly written by Kate Mulley and Andy Peterson.
In Sydney I worked for a range of festivals and companies including The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Sydney Festival, The Sydney Fringe and Griffin Theatre Company. I graduated from University of Sydney with a BA (Performance Studies) and am a Dame Joan Sutherland Fellow, Ars Musica Australis Fellow, The Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation Ambassador, Ian Potter Cultural Trust Fellow and a recipient of the Columbia Theatre Dean's Fellowship.