Camille O’Sullivan: breathtaking and wonderfully mad

I first published this piece on my production company’s website, blackcatproductions.com.au, just before traveling to Edinburgh to perform at the Fringe. I saw Camille O’Sullivan for the first time in 2008, just before setting off on what would be a life changing overseas adventure. I saw her again that year in Edinburgh at the Fringe […]

The Artist Stripped Bare

This article appeared on the Gay News Network on 12 May 2012. Some artists love maintaining an air of mystery about the creative process but ‘pop-cabaret darling’ Emma Dean was refreshingly frank when I asked her why she is performing solo in Stripped, making its Adelaide Cabaret Festival debut this June. “In all honesty, I […]

Should Mardi Gras remain ‘Gay & Lesbian’?

This short opinion piece appeared alongside 4 other viewpoints in the Sydney Morning Herald, in response to the Sydney Mardi Gras name change, on December 3 2011 (incidentally, my 28th birthday). I am producing blackcat lounge, a month-long season of cabaret, as part of Mardi Gras 2012. I’ve spent months programming the season and was […]

Australian Stage profile: Maeve Marsden

This profile appeared on Australian Stage on 12 August 2009, in the lead up to Lady Sings it Better’s debut season. For me, the burning question is, what was the inspiration or motivating factor that eventuated in a group of women singing popular songs that were originally written and performed by men?In a longterm sense […]