• Musings …

    Getting back to work in a company is absolutely critical for anyone who ‘teaches’ acting. I have learned so much this time around – do we ever stop learning I wonder – about this most elusive and testing art form that, in part at least, is about ‘Behaving truthfully in imaginary circumstances.’ Stamina, focus, preparation,…

  • Backstage Rhythm

    Backstage Rhythm

    There’s another kind of orchestration happening in the backstage area. It has a rhythm of its own, conducted by the Stage Manager, and one never heard out front. I sit waiting in the wings during tech rehearsals and listen to the sounds around me – music and sound effects, the gentle rumble of stage machinery,…

  • Back to It

    A new production begins – rehearsals get underway today – just after Christmas for QTC’s first production in Season 2016: QUARTET by Ronald Harwood. I’m delighted to be tackling the role of Jean Horton – diva extraordinare – and sharing the stage with some terrific Australian actors. Here we go!

  • Stirring

    About time I got back to some writing here … have started to miss it lately … tidying, editing, and archving happening

  • Alone again … naturally

    Just realised … it’s the first time in a month I’ve been on my own. Feeling just a little discombobulated. Travel can do that to you.

  • Note to self …

    Good casting and a supportive creative team make directing almost a breeze.