Curriculum Vitae

performance

Dates

2009 – present

Playwriting

PUBLISHED

Everybody Loses (inc Contributing Essay), Doppelgangster + SHU Performance, (pending)
Dogmeat MKA AUTOCANON (2018)
The Economist PlayLab Inc (2012)

2021

NOBODY SPECIAL, Nobody Special, Kings X Theatre, Sydney (for solo audient)

2020

COLD WAR Doppelgangster + MKA, RCC Adelaide
CHØKE ME, Doppelgangster + Prague Fringe (postponed)
BAD REPUTATION, Doppelgangster, Off the Shelf Festival + SHU Performance + La Trobe’s La Mama North, (online)
RADIO PLAGUE, Doppelgangster, (online)

2019

CHØKE ME, Doppelgangster + Off the Shelf Festival
Doppelgangster’s Cold War, Doppelgangster, Prague Fringe + Local Theatre Sheffield
Everybody Loses, Doppelgangster, Standing Conference of University Drama Departments, Sheffield

2018

TREEFXXXERS, Doppelgangster + SHU Performance, Performance Lab, Sheffield
Everybody Loses MKA+Doppelgangster, La Generale, Paris + Vault Festival, London + Performance Lab, Sheffield + Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate + Alcala De Henares, Madrid + The Projector, Singapore + MKA Pop-Up Theatre, Melbourne + Backbone Arts, Brisbane +  Kings X Theatre, Sydney + Apparat Athen, Athens

2017

Puntila/Matti MKA+Doppelgangster, Kings X Theatre, Sydney
Everybody Loses: The Death Diary of Dr Karl Patterson Schmidt MKA+Doppelgangster, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
The Eternity of the World MKA+Doppelgangster, Provocare Festival, Melbourne + Bondi Feast, Sydney
Marie Roget, Doppelgangster, Off the Shelf Festival + SHU Performance, Sheffield

2016

Doppelgangster’s TITANIC MKA+Doppelgangster;  hot!hot!hot! Festival, SiteWorks, Melbourne + site2festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
Baby, MKA+Doppelgangster, Vault Festival, London

2015

Doppelgangster’s TITANIC MKA+Doppelgangster; Experimentica, ChapterArts, Cardiff + ArtCOP21, La Generale, Paris
Eleventh Hour, T’yn Yr Helyg Theatre, ArtCOP21, Llanrhystud, Wales
Lucky MKA + Neon Festival, MTC, Melbourne
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone MKA+Les Foules, Vault Festival, London 
Dogmeat MKA, Blue Room’s Summer Nights, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth

2014

Thank You, Thank You Love MKA, MKA’S HYPRTXT Festival, MKA Pop-Up Theatre, Melbourne

2013

SOMA MKA, MKA Pop-Up Collingwood, Melbourne, Producers Hotel, Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide
The Economist MKA; World Theatre Festival, Powerhouse, Brisbane

2012

The Economist MKA; Edinburgh Festival Fringe, C-Venues, Edinburgh + MKA Winter Season, MKA Pop-Up, North Melbourne

2011

The Economist MKA; MKA Pop-Up Abbotsford, Melbourne

2010

Dogmeat MKA; La Mama, Melbourne

2009

Genesis Recreated Sample Theatre + JOY94.9, Midsumma Festival, Trades Hall Council Chambers, Melbourne

2008

The Inferno Sample Theatre, Adelaide Fringe, La Boheme, Adelaide + Roxanne Parlour, Melbourne

SELECTED: IN DEVELOPMENT

Untitled Audio Theatre Project, Supported by Creative Victoria Arts Grant, Melbourne (2020)
A Pale Horse
, Supported by City of Melbourne Arts Grant, Melbourne (2020)
Doppelgangster’s ATLANTIS Doppelgangster,  Stage 1a Development – Sheffield Theatres, Crucible Studio (2018) Sheffield Stage 1b Development – Sheffield Hallam University, Performance Lab, Sheffield (2018)
The Industry Stage 1a Development – Development for CultureLab ArtsHouse, Melbourne (2016) Stage 1b Development – Darebin Arts Speakeasy, Melbourne (2017)
The Natural Disaster Stage 1a Development, Midsumma Festival, Gasworks Arts, Melbourne (2018)
The Unknown Man… SummerSalt Festival + CYBEC Readings, Melbourne (2015) RE Ross Trust, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne (2014), VCA Masters Readings, Melbourne (2012), Dream Plays Commision, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (2012)

Direction

COLD WAR, Doppelgangster + MKA, RCC, Adelaide (2020) + Doppelgangster, Prague Fringe (2019) + Local Theatre Sheffield (2019)

CHOKE ME, Doppelgangster + Off the Shelf Festival (2019)

TREEFXXXERS, Doppelgangster + SHU Performance, Performance Lab, Sheffield (2018)

A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath, MKA, Provocaré Festival (2018)

Puntila/Matti MKA+Doppelgangster, Kings X Theatre, Sydney (2017)

22 Short Plays MKA, MKA Pop-Up Collingwood, Second Story Studios, Melbourne (2013) + MKA Pop-Up, Producers Hotel, Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide (2013) + New Years Revolution, Courthouse Arts, Geelong (2012) + MKA Season 1, MKA Pop-Up Prahran (2011) + Street Theatre, Canberra (2011)

SOMA MKA, MKA Pop-Up Collingwood, Second Story Studios, Melbourne (2013) + MKA Pop-Up, Producers Hotel, Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide (2013)
Tinkertown MKA, TheatreWorks, Melbourne (2012)

Positions

Co-Founder + Co-Director General, Doppelgangster, 2015-present
Artistic Director + Co-Founder, MKA, 2010-present
Restuarant Lume Theatrical Consultant, 2016-18

Producing

Cold War, Doppelgangster + MKA, RCC, Adelaide (2020) + Doppelgangster, Prague Fringe (2019) + Local Theatre Sheffield (2019)
Being Dead (Don Quixote), MKA; RCC, Adelaide (2020) + Sydney Mardi Gras, Kings X Theatre, Sydney (2018) + SummerNights, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth (2016) + Midsumma Festival, Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne (2015) + Development Season, MUDFest, Guild Theatre – Melbourne University, Melbourne (2014)
A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney, Lucas Hnath, MKA, Provocare Festival (2018)
186,000, MKA, Richmond Theatrette, Melbourne (2016 ) + Pre-Season, Richmond Theatrette (2015)
Bounty, MKA + Darebin Speakeasy, Melbourne Fringe (2015)
Unsex Me, MKA; Summer Nights / Perth Fringe World, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, (2016) + Perth Fringe World, Noodle Palace, Perth (2014) + You Are Here Festival, Smith’s Alternative Bookshop. Canberra (2014) + Sydney Mardi Gras, PACT Performance Space. Sydney (2014) + MKA HYPRTXT Festival, La Mama Theatre, Melbourne (2014) + Melbourne Fringe, Fringe Hub, Latvian Club, Melbourne (2013) + MKA Pop-Up Collingwood, Second Story Studios, Melbourne (2013) + MKA Pop-Up, Producers Hotel + Tuxedo Cat, Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide (2013)
Party Time Giftset, MKA, Blue Room’s Summer Nights, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth (Jan, 2015)
Richard II, MKA, Darebin Speakeasy + Melbourne Fringe, Studio 2 – Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne, 2014 QUT Creative Industries + Theatre Republic / Brisbane Festival, QUT Hub Space, 2015
Get in Lover We’re Doing Witch Craft, Expen$$$ive + MKA, Live Works, Mechanics Institute Brunswick, Melbourne (May, 2015)
SOMA, MKA Pop-Up, Producers Hotel + Tuxedo Cat, Adelaide (2013)
22 Short Plays, MKA, MKA Pop-Up Collingwood, Second Story Studios, Melbourne (2013) + MKA Pop-Up, Producers Hotel, Adelaide (2013) + New Years Revolution, Courthouse Arts, Geelong (2012) + MKA Season 1, MKA Pop-Up Prahran (2011) + Street Theatre, Canberra (2011)

Programming

Programmer/Co-Curator Hot!Hot!Hot! Festival, Doppelgangster + Theatre Deli (2020 – Cancelled)
Programmer/Co-Curator Hot!Hot!Hot! Festival, MKA + Doppelgangster (2016)
Curator/Programmer Including Ten new plays, and a Two day workshop MKA’s subtxt festival MKA (2015)
Curation/Artistic Direction Inc. six New Produced Plays, and three play readings – Hypertext Festival MKA (2014)
Co-Curation Open Season – Fifteen New Plays MKA (2011)
Co-Curation Open Season – Twenty Five New Plays MKA (2010)
Co-Curation NEON Up-Late, Three New Playreadings MKA + MTC (2014)

Performance

Cold War, Doppelgangster+MKA, RCC (2020), Doppelgangster, Prague Fringe (2019) + Local Theatre Sheffield (2019)
A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath, MKA (2018)
Puntila/Matti MKA+Doppelgangster, Kings X Theatre, Sydney (2017)
The Eternity of the World MKA+Doppelgangster, Provocare Festival, Melbourne (2017) + Bondi Feast, Sydney (2017)
Doppelgangster’s TITANIC MKA+Doppelgangster;  hot!hot!hot! Festival, SiteWorks, Melbourne (2016) + site2festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth (2016), MKA+Doppelgangster; Experimentica, ChapterArts, Cardiff (2015) + ArtCOP21, La Generale, Paris (2015)
Baby, MKA+Doppelgangster, Vault Festival, London (2016)
Dogmeat MKA, Blue Room’s Summer Nights, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth (2015)
Thank You, Thank You Love MKA, MKA’S HYPRTXT Festival, MKA Pop-Up Theatre, Melbourne (2014)
Where Beasties Roam Side Pony Productions, Side Pony + PVI for Enlighten Festival, Reconciliation Place, Canberra (2014)
Smudged, Brisbane Festival’s Under-The-Radar, Metro Arts Centre, Brisbane (2010) +  La Mama Courthouse, Melbourne (2010)
Hitlerhoff, Melbourne Fringe, Fringe Hub, Melbourne, (2008) Adelaide Fringe, Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide, (2009)

Live Art + Music

A Death Sentence MKA+Doppelgangster, Kings X Theatre, Sydney (Sep, 2017)
Disinformation Booth, Doppelgangster + Hot!Hot!Hot! Festival (2016)
Oxygen Support, Doppelgangster, Cop21 + Cop Solutions Exibition, Le Grande Palais, Paris (Dec, 2015)
The Hobby Whores [Musical Act] Presenters and venues inc: This Is Not Arts Festival; Northcote Town Hall; Overload Poetry Festival; Public Disgrace; Perry Street Festival; Barcode; Bar 161; Station Hotel; Blue Tile Lounge; Fistmas 2006; Fistmas 2007; Eight-Zero-Eight Northcote; and countless more.

Dramaturgy (Theatre)

Dramaturgy/Curation MKA’s ‘twentyfiveXone’ – ‘25 short plays about Climate’ Hot!Hot!Hot! Festival, (2016)
Dramaturgy/Mentoring ‘MKA Resident Writer 2015’ David Unwin MKA Theatre of New Writing, (2015)
Dramaturgy/Scenographic Analysis ‘An Act of Intimacy’ by Ruby Donohoe MKA’s subtxt festival (2015)
Mentoring ‘MKA Resident Writer’ Morgan Rose MKA (2014)
Script Analysis ‘Sugar Sugar’ by Yve Blake MKA (2014)
Dramaturgy ‘22 Short Plays Reboot’ by David Finnigan MKA (2013)
Dramaturgy / Script Editing ‘Side Effect’ by Max Mellor, Eloise Maree, Dan Evans, Dan Maloney, MKA (2013)
Dramaturgy / Performance Analysis ‘I hung out with Generation Y and…‘ by Eloise Maree + Company (2010)

Dramaturgy (Dance)

Psycho, Balletlab and Shian Law, Melbourne (2015)
Personal Mythologies, Shian Law, Next Wave (2014)

Selected Awards

2020 City of Melbourne Arts Grant, A Pale Horse

2017 Nominated Best Actor – Sydney Theatre Awards, Puntila/Matti MKA+Doppelgangster,

2015 Nominated for Perth Fringe Best Production and Critics Award for Dogmeat MKA, PICA

2015 ArtStart (Australia Council for the Arts)

2015 RE Ross Trusts Playwrights Development Award for The Unknown Man…

2013 Traverse Theatre Scotland Dream Play Commission for The Unknown Man…

2012 Green Room Award for Special Contribution to Independent Theatre for MKA Winter Season

2012 St Martins National Playwriting Award for Dogmeat

2009 City of Melbourne Youth Arts Grant for Genesis Re:Created

Residencies & Associations

Sheffield Hallam University, School of Stage and Screen  (Visiting Artist – Online), UK, (Sep-Oct 2020)
Sheffield Hallam University, School of Stage and Screen  (Visiting Artist), United Kingdom, (Sep-Oct 2019)

Sheffield Hallam University, School of Stage and Screen   (Visiting Artist), United Kingdom,( May-Jun 2019)
University of the Witwatersrand, Wits School of Art, (Visiting Artist), South Africa, (Aug-Sep 2018)
Sheffield Hallam University, School of Stage and Screen  (Visiting Artist), United Kingdom, (Jul-Aug 2018)
Sheffield Hallam University, School of Stage and Screen  (Associate Company) ‘Doppelgangster’, United Kingdom, (2018-present)
BUNDANON Artist Residency for ‘Everybody Loses’ with Kerith Manderson-Galvin, Australia, (2018)
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, (Associate Company) for ‘Doppelgangster’, Wales, (2015-2018)
Footscray Community Arts Centre, Container Residency for ‘Doppelgangster’s TITANIC’. Australia, (2016)
PlaceToBe (Theatre in Residence for COP21) for ‘Doppelgangster’, Paris, (2015)
Hothouse TheatreE ‘Month In The Country’ Residency for ‘Lucky’ (MKA),Australia,  (2014)
Bundanon, Artist Residency for ‘The Blatant Jokes’ with Ben Ely (Regurgitator), Australia, (2014)
You Are Here Festival, Artist Residency, for ‘The Filth’ (MKA). Australia. (2014)
Melbourne Writers Festival, Resident Theatre for ‘MKA’ with Glyn Roberts, Australia, (2013)
BalletLab (Post-Graduate Attachment) as part of ‘Master of Writing for Performance’ VCA, Australia, (2012)
Canberra Youth Theatre (Open House) for ‘Afternoon of the Faun’, Australia, (2009)
World Interplay (Delegate) for ‘Afternoon of the Faun’, Australia, (2009)