saltwater week two day one

We are in the second week of rehearsals. Today, I did a sketchy run with the team - with food - and the new stories - and it was good. I mean it was rusty, but it was good. It was good to hear the words roll out of my mouth, and laughter from my… Continue reading saltwater week two day one

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Can I get a bit of cred here?

Today, I want to specifically give a shout-out to what we call Independent artists, and the organisations and personnel that work daily to support and facilitate them. Namely Metro Arts, and Theatre Works, and the wonderful people in their teams. For sharing in the risk by investing in work before others would, and in doing… Continue reading Can I get a bit of cred here?

changing gears

Things have been quiet on the site - but it certainly hasn’t been quiet off site. Over February and March, I hosted 2 of the 3 Taiwanese dance artists at my home. They were here in Melbourne as part of eXchange 2015 - a residency between 3 Taiwanese dance artists, and 3 Melbourne-based Australian dance… Continue reading changing gears

What else is possible? What is my worth as an artist?

At the “Independence” Within an “Industry" session at #ATF2015, I raised the point of currency. I wondered about how we could redefine currency in the way we work. I get it though: we do need to pay our rent and bills - of which exist in an economic world that we cannot avoid. And I… Continue reading What else is possible? What is my worth as an artist?

ATF 2015; what’s beyond? Scrap that. Theatre, period; what’s beyond?

I am not planning to write about my first Australian Theatre Forum experience. Nor will I summarise what went on. There are a great few articles and blog entries from Alison Croggon, Humphrey Bower, Eloise Maree, and of course the wonderful twitter stream that is #ATF2015. These thoughts that I am now putting into words… Continue reading ATF 2015; what’s beyond? Scrap that. Theatre, period; what’s beyond?

Experience to Thought to Word to Deed

While the post #ATF2015 reflections find their way into words and onto screen, re-reading Malcolm Whittaker's article on Time_Place_Space: Nomad (TPSnomad) is a good one to sit with. The writing that will follow, you should know, has been brewing for a long while now. TPSnomad gave me new influences, like Graham the farmer; and new… Continue reading Experience to Thought to Word to Deed

Solo Co-working

Since beginning the inquiry into The Artist as Entrepreneur, I have been recognising some of my daily struggles, and wondering about how to work with and through them. I spend most of my time working alone. Apart from the solo practice in my performance making, I am more often than not, alone in my home-office… Continue reading Solo Co-working