Award-winning full-length plays and short comedies available for production.


Why it’s never too late to start your playwriting career

If you think you’re too old to start your career as a playwright, think again.

I wrote my first play when I was about 10. My actors were puppets made out of toilet rolls with cottonwool hair and shapeless clothes that I stitched together, leaving holes for my fingers.

I delivered leaflets around the neighbourhood, inviting people to my bedroom to see it for 10 cents. My mother was surprised when groups of mothers and children appeared at our front door. She made me give the $1.40 profit to charity.

Around 40 years passed before my next attempt. In between, I was a stage mother to my own children who performed in concerts and shows at school and in amateur theatre groups. 

It wasn’t until they grew up that I studied the craft and began to write seriously.

My plays have since been produced both nationally and internationally and have been translated into Turkish and Tamil. They’ve been nominated for some awards and won a few, which proves that it’s never too late to follow your passion.

e-baby, my first full-length play, has been produced every year since its premiere in 2015 (2020 productions now postponed due to Covid-19) and will soon be translated into Catalan and Spanish for a future production there.

My latest venture, Uked! –The first play-along ukulele musical enjoyed two sell-out seasons in Central Victoria last year, and is licensed by David Spicer Productions for others to produce.

In relative terms, my profit is still around $1.40, but I’m still stagestruck.

Click here for details about e-baby, the companion play d-baby, and my other short comedies now available for production.

e-baby Sydney, 2016: Catherine (Danielle Carter) and Nellie (Gabrielle Scawthorn) battle it out over Skype.

Advice to playwrights

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