2019 CAT Awards Nomination

Late last year, I was super surprised but also very delighted to find out my short play The Hold Up was nominated for Best Original Work in the Canberra Area Theatre Awards (aka the CAT Awards).

The nomination came on the back of The Hold Up’s short run at the Wagga Wagga School of Arts Community Theatre‘s Ten X 10 Playfest production in June 2019.

The CAT Awards have been around since the early 90s and aim to recognise the contributions of non-professional groups to the artistic life of Australia — particularly in the Canberra region.

This is my second nomination in the Best Original Work category, with my script for my first full-length play The Inheritance (produced by Budding Theatre) also getting a nod in 2017.   

Big thanks to director Margaret Bannister, who directed this incarnation of The Hold Up, and to Ten X 10 Playfest production manager Fay Walters for making the nomination possible.

The CAT Awards Gala Awards Night will be on 18 April 2020. The full list of nominees can be found on the CAT Awards website.

Fingers crossed …


Stargazing in Wagga

Ten X 10 Fest 2016
Ten X 10 Fest 2016

Stoked that my short play Stargazers will debut as part of the Ten X 10 Play Fest in Wagga Wagga on 17, 18 & 19 June.

Produced by the Wagga Wagga School of Arts Community Theatre (SoACT), the Ten X 10 Play Fest is fast becoming one of the best annual ten-minute plays festivals around. Not only does it showcase the works of local, regional and metropolitan writers, it provides opportunities for new and experienced directors and actors to work in a festival environment.

Stargazers will be directed by Saasha McMillan, and I know for certain she’s got something special tucked up her sleeve for the performances. Hopefully I can get along and check it out.

Ten X 10 Fest 2016 takes place at the Commercial Club Wagga, 77 Gurwood St, Wagga Wagga. Performance times are:

  • Friday 17th June from 7.30pm
  • Saturday 18th June from 7.30pm
  • Sunday 19th June from 2pm

Tickets can be purchased at the Commercial Club during office hours on 02 6921 3012 or online.