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This interview was originally written for Crack Theatre Festival.

Vidya Rajan wants to know why there can’t be lightness and silliness to go with complex topics like diversity and immigration.

She and her performing partner Shannan Lim are improvisational performers and the Setting the Stages artists from Western Australia.

Both are in their mid-20s and work professionally during the day. Shannon as a (…)

The social network: 70% social, 30% network

I wrote a story on my awesome friend, Emma Levine from Newcastle Creative Agency, The Village of Useful. This story originally appeared in the Newcastle Herald. Click this link to see the story with the pretty pictures, or just read below!

EMMA Levine is fast becoming one of Newcastle’s young movers and shakers.

From her “Fondalicious” Jane-Fonda-style aerobics class run every Monday, to (…)


Busking without a plan B

I wrote a story for the Newcastle Herald on talented Novocastrian Musician Jack Dawson.  Click here to read the original story (with photos), or just scroll below.

TWENTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD musician Jack Dawson hasn’t worked a real job since he was fired from McDonald’s as a teenager.

Despite this minor setback, the Novocastrian street busker doesn’t seem too concerned. Guitar-playing has given him his (…)

Keo Match: Street art with edge

 I wrote a story on my friend and artist Keo Match for the Newcastle Herald. Click this link to read it and see the pictures, or just read below!

My success will always peg on my happiness, says 28-year-old Keo Match. “Art and creative pursuits are my goal.”

Despite being colour-blind and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Keo (his signature) has worked successfully (…)