WHAT I DO AND WHO I AM
I have just begun a new adventure at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London! I will be undertaking a Masters of Collaborative Theatre Production & Design with five other incredibly talented people!
Currently, I am working on writing a show with writer/director Christian Taylor. Together we are exploring spoken word, light and sound in space. We are working towards a goal of the beginning of 2021 with the show hopefully being featured at the Melbourne Theatre Festival. The piece involves carefully curated snippets of story and sound that are balanced and complement each other in an attempt to comment on the harrowing worldwide problem that is pre-traumatic stress disorder.
During 2019 I had the pleasure of working with a number of companies and people to assist them in their productions. I worked as Sound Designer on two new works: Helmuts Helmet by Finbar Todd and 5 Redwood Close by Lachie Bolt & Cindy Jiang. I also worked as a Sound Designer on production of Legally Blonde, which was a great opportunity and challenge to produce a spectacular show, in the confines of a black box theatre!
2018 saw me and my writing partner Coco Garner Davis write and produce a feature-length musical Chicks Dig It. It saw a successful sold-out season at Fringe and is the work I am most proud of to date. You can see the final product on the Chicks Dig It page.
I also graduated in 2018 with Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne, majoring in Contemporary Music and more specifically Interactive Composition.
I am classically trained in Cello and Piano and have also studied and trained in contemporary voice. I majored in performance and composition at school, receiving a perfect score for composition for Music Extension during HSC. I have spent many years singing in professional choirs, recording annual CDs and going on tours around the world. I have sung professionally with Gondwana Voices and Sydney Children's Choir (2003-2013) and the Trinity College Choir (2015-2017).
Over the past six years however, I have been lucky enough to have worked and collaborated with some incredible people on some amazing and innovative projects. I have also been lucky enough to work on some amazing shows as both a composer/sound designer and music director. It is through these experiences that I have found a passion in writing for theatre and musical theatre. I have been musical director of two productions to date: Grease and High School Musical. Both of which were nominated for Outstanding Ensemble/Band and for which I won Outstanding Musical Director for at the Union House, the University of Melbourne Awards.
During 2017 I worked with Claire Healy on Caucasian Chalkcircle which was a Theatre and Production students collaboration at the VCA. I also worked on Mudcrabs comedy show at the Guild Theatre at Melbourne Uni as composer/sound designer. Finally, I worked with the Trinity College Theatre Society as Artistic Director and Composer/Sound Designer on their annual play which this year was This Random World by Steven Dietz.
One of the highlights of my career to date was working on Cameron Lukey's Angels in America, where I worked closely with Russell Goldsmith and Sidney Millar to create a massive sound-scape totalling over 7hrs of sound. It was my first taste of a professional production and it is safe to say I am hooked on the experience.