April 29, 2017

Earlier this month I had a great opportunity to start a new collaboration with my friend and fellow composer, Roman Benedict. We have begun work on the music for Matriark’s new show, Rat Symphony, which will have its first development showing at The Arts Centre Cootamu...

October 28, 2016

In a short workshop session with fifteen preteens I started my usual explanation of Commedia. What is Commedia? Most of the time my spiel is about Italian stock characters, masks and slapstick; like a renaissance Looney Tunes. Unfortunately, as I spoke I realised this...

September 13, 2016

This week Matriark has been thrilled to present Much dell'Arte About Nothing in partnership with Monkey Baa Theatre Company as part of their schools program. Like the title suggests, our show is a playful imagining of the history surrounding Shakespeare and his theatre...

July 19, 2016

My word, it has been quite a journey creating GODFACE city!

With 10 puppets, over 20 props, and a set made of cardboard boxes, I've really had to push for ideas and design a lot on the fly. But it has been this exact juggle of developing the aesthetic with the practical...

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