Radio Plays

The Woman Who Knitted Herself a Child

The Woman Who Knitted Herself a Child, a bio-ethical fable, is a sound and text production following an ordinary scientist as she does an extraordinary thing: she is knitting herself a child. The piece explores the internal reveries of a woman as she tries to make sense of a changing and highly technological world of new genetic futures. She explores the memories of her past, of the natural birth of her own child, and then considers the possibilities created by the miraculous futures promised by cloning, IVF, stem cell technology and Dolly the sheep.

There Waits the Wolf

1996 - 2011

Why do adolescents keep diaries? For whom are they written and who will read them? Between the pages of one girl's journal, a nascent sexual and social awareness comes alive. Between the music lessons, the mall, the ironing and the kitchen chores, an erotic and secretive tale unfolds.

The Jetty

March 2010, July 2011

The Jetty
It's a frontier town in the 1920s. Copper tailings in the water. Wedge-tailed eagles circling the town tip. Aboriginal camps in the sand dunes. But progress is coming to Wangaroo.

The Violin Player

14 November 2009

The Battle of the Somme, 1918… A young man with a violin… Recreation leave and mustard gas… A great uncle lost… His diary discovered… A young man busking in Paris, 1981… His great uncle’s violin stolen at a Paris station… A piecing together of song, sound and memory.