2016 was a big year, and like many people I was BUSY. Too busy!! The holidays have been a great time to take stock and prioritise. Balancing work and rest is a continuing challenge for me. I love the work I do, but it can be very intense. And I haven’t had enough time to make work. I have one or two projects that have been on hold for more than a couple of years, and it’s time to make them happen.
Already I have spent a week with Maryanne Sam directing her new work, Coconut Woman, at a reading at the Malthouse. It was a wonderful, exploratory week on a work about Torres Strait culture, about belonging and family.
I will be devising and directing a new work for the I’m me festival with Canberra Youth Theatre. The Bungendore Community Choir will be continuing this year and we will be preparing for our first public concert in the middle of the year.
And there is plenty more… Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.