Last updated 2019.
I am most known for my work as a playwright and poet, however I’ve written everything from newsletter copy to 75,000 words of a young adult novel.
I am currently especially interested in: writing for video games, children’s books, young adult fiction and photo essay texts. If you like my writing style and would like to work with me but the project you have in mind isn’t listed here it’s always worth asking as I love exploring new collaborations and merging styles to discover something new. I like to say yes.
Various blogs, articles and other things written by me:
Not For Me, a memoir essay published in Griffith Review Edition 44: Cultural Solutions.
One Life? Winner of the 2013 Filmlife Blogging Competition.
Your Children Are Not Your Children, ABC Open (later republished with permission by Mamamia).
Ben Thomas, I Love You as part of The One Sure Thing, Australian Theatre for Young People’s ‘The Voices Project’. The production. The book. About the process.
One Shared River. A short film inspired by my poem of the same name, created by students of Flinders University.
Responses to visual art exhibitions as part of the FELTspace Writers Program. Here (2016) and here (2014).
Body image guest blogs for The Skin Deep Project.
Recent poetry and theatre projects:
Mind the Garden (2016)
Mind the Garden was a 12 hour poetry residency across June 2016 in City Library, Adelaide supported by Spoken Word SA.
Mind the Garden explored the idea of a whispered poetry performance and installation for one audience member at a time. Mind the Garden used the library as a starting place for conversation and exploration, starting from the idea that the mind is something we can all grow. An insight into the outcome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf4IODfc_jA
Another Elusive Maybe (2016)
By Alysha Herrmann and Ryan Morrison. Performed by Alysha Herrmann.
Another Elusive Maybe was a performance experiment presented as part of the Adelaide Fringe 2016. Each show was presented in a different (real life) lounge-room for a maximum of 8 people per show. The performance incorporated poetry & soundscape (via silent disco headsets), live text message conversations (with each individual audience member) and expressing breast milk.
“Amidst all the rabble about the true meaning of Fringe, I can tell you that this is it. Real art that pushes the boundaries – art that is completely different to anything you’ve experienced before.
Another Elusive Maybe is truly special. It’s an intimate and absorbing experience that cuts you off but leaves you wanting more.”
Jen St Jack, Great Scott ★★★★½