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I am a playwright, writer and dramaturg based in Melbourne.

My plays have been produced internationally and include Cuddle Parlour, Tourmaline, War Stories (as co-writer), which had multiple productions in the UK and Ireland; Bloodletting (winner of the Bread and Roses Theatre Award, London); Johnny Castellano is Mine (winner Canberra Critics Circle Award); The Pyjama Girl; Widowbird; and Love Cupboard. The Pyjama Girl, first produced by HotHouse Theatre, is published by Australian Plays.

I was a 2020 participant in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre program (for dramaturgy) and a writer in residence at Theatre Works. I wrote a piece for Alternative Futures, a site-specific promenade piece along Acland Street in St Kilda, produced by Theatre Works.

As well as writing plays, I write about place. I have a Master of Arts in Creative Non-Fiction (Place Writing) from Manchester Metropolitan University. My place-based work includes a spoken-word audio walking tour for the You Are Here Festival, site-specific poetry installations and experimentations in Spain, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Australia, an audio walk for Moreland’s Monument to Now arts festival, and an audio story on a Melbourne tram – to be released soon.

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