HUMPTY DUMPTY DADDY in Darwin

#DARWINNING

In mid-July, I spent three days in Darwin to do my storytelling show HUMPTY DUMPTY DADDY as part of the Darwin Fringe Festival. I learned a lot from that festival and those audiences. About the show itself and about me, too. I know more about what the show HUMPTY DUMPTY DADDY is. It’s a weird …
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Radio interview: ABC Darwin

ABC Radio Darwin interviewed me about my show HUMPTY DUMPTY DADDY, which I delivered at the Darwin Fringe Festival. I really enjoyed the conversation with the lovely Rebecca McLaren. We spoke about the show, my father’s suicide, and how I talk to my own children about mental health. Here’s the ABC summary and a link …
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Humpty Dumpty Daddy is going to Sydney

I’m super excited to share with you that my storytelling show about fatherhood and mental health, Humpty Dumpty Daddy, will be part of this year’s Sydney Fringe program. After great audience feedback in Melbourne and Adelaide, (and good pre-show buzz in Darwin for mid-July) I’m taking my story to more people in more places. Tickets aren’t …
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Grateful for what happened before the end

Father nuzzling baby

Today would have been the tenth anniversary of my now-former marriage. Ten years. A whole decade. But we didn’t make it this far; we separated last year, two months after we marked our ninth anniversary. We ended our marriage because we no longer loved each other the way we once did, and were sadder together …
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Adelaide Fringe 2017. That happened.

Adelaide Fringe 2017

As the cool kids say, O.M.G! Adelaide Fringe was something equally wonderful and terrifying. Nothing like I ever thought truly possible, but nearly everything I dared hope, at the same time. I was to do 5 shows of HUMPTY DUMPTY DADDY, my one-person storytelling show about fatherhood, mental health, and storytelling. It’s ultimately the story …
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Before me, an open field

Before me, an open field

Before me, an open field. A grassy field. No clear tracks I should follow. I feel like I’ve been here once already, but the difference I feel now is that the absence of clear tracks excites me, rather than frightens me. I don’t mind the lack of a clear path; it means opportunity. To veer around …
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