Selected Highlights

A few things about me.

(Not interested? Here is an Italian satire of American pop music.) 

I am one half of Stupidly Big and I co-present the Stupidly Small daily podcast. I'm a broadcaster who appears on ABC radio and, until recently, co-presented the Breakfasters on 3RRR. For almost two years prior to that I joined Alicia Sometimes on her weekly radio show on 3RRR called Aural Text, about books, writing and spoken word. Occasionally I do other work for radio, like this piece for Radio National about trusting your audience and I have written three essays for Meanjin (one about theatre, one about the role of law in Australian politicsand one about the Melbourne International Comedy Festival which is discussed here on the Conversation Hour on 774 ABC radio). I write the television column for The Big Issue. Sometimes I talk about things at the Wheeler Centre (a couple of videos here). In July 2012 I did a critiquing cultures residency at Varuna, The Writers' House and a Hot Desk Fellowship at the Wheeler Centre (supported by the Readings Foundation). 

I write and direct theatre and sometimes direct and script edit other people's comedy shows. While I was at Melbourne University completing my Arts/Law degree, I wrote a play called People Watching, which was awarded second prize in London in the International Student Playscript Competition, judged by playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn. Another show, For We Are Young and Free (about an intellectually curious Paris Hilton and an Australian girl seeking asylum in Canada) was one of three shows in the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival to be nominated for a Golden Gibbo Award. Both those shows and a few others (as well as a couple of short films) were produced by Standing There Productions. Standing There Productions (run by me, Rita Walsh and Stewart Thorn) produced four plays (two of them award-nominated), made a couple of short films, took part in two artists' residencies at Arthur and Yvonne Boyd's Bundanon Property in New South Wales, and worked on a television project together.

For information on any Standing There Productions project, go to our (rarely updated) website. If you'd like to read my 'production diary', which is basically a blog about my experiences working as a writer and director on various projects, see the Diary page.

Way back in 2004 I was part of the on-air team and a writer and producer on Austereo's national daily radio show Tough Love on 3MMM. I was a script editor on series one of The Librarians. I wrote and helped edit a coffee table book about Neighbours.

Also here is Maria Bamford singing a song.