bio

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I am a writer, theatre-maker, festival producer and pharmacy assistant from Canberra, Australia.

I’m a writer, theatre-maker, festival producer, game developer and pharmacy assistant from Canberra, Australia.

I produce game and performance works that explore concepts from Game Theory, Complex Systems science, Network Theory and Resilience.

I’m a Churchill Fellow (2012) and an Australia Council Early Career Fellow (2014-16).

With science-theatre ensemble Boho, I work with research scientists from institutions including University College London, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, CSIRO and the Australian Academy of Sciences. I’m an artistic associate of Coney (UK) and the Sipat Lawin Ensemble (Philippines).

I founded and co-directed two ongoing arts festivals: the Crack Theatre Festival in Newcastle (2009-10), and the You Are Here festival in Canberra (2011-13).

I have been a resident artist for the Battersea Arts Centre in London, Tanghalang Pilipino in Manila and Campos de Gutierrez in Medellin, Colombia.

My playscript Kill Climate Deniers was awarded the 2017 Griffin Award. I’ve also been nominated for the Queensland Premiers Literary Award (Vampire Play, 2004) and the Max Afford Playwrights Award (Oceans All Boiled Into Sky, 2006, and Kill Climate Deniers, 2014).

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ENSEMBLES

Boho
I am a founding member of science-theatre ensemble Boho, with whom I create interactive performances based on concepts from sciences such as game theory, network theory, climate/global change and systems science. Boho has presented work for University College London, the Asia-Pacific Complex Systems Science Conference, the London Science Museum, the Battersea Arts Centre, TEDx Canberra, and the ACT Street Theatre. We are currently working with Swedish NGO Miljöverkstan, and the Earth Observatory Singapore at Nanyang Technological University.

Too Many Weapons
Writing collective Too Many Weapons formed in 2011 in the Philippines to adapt pulp thriller Battle Royale into a large-scale interactive performance for the Sipat Lawin Ensemble. Battalia Royale was attended by more than 4,500 audience over four seasons and received coverage on Reuters, BBC, CNN and Al-Jazeera. Too Many Weapons have since collaborated on documentary theatre productions and radio plays.

MKA
I am Creative Associate (International) for Melbourne-based theatre of new writing MKA.

Finnigan and Brother
With my brother Chris I create music and spoken-word performances which have toured to festivals and venues around Australia and Colombia.

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Read an older bio, if you’d like to see what I used to say about myself.

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