As well as opera, she has written libretti for musicals (The Wedding Song, comp. Douglas Stephen Rae, dir. Jim Sharman), song cycles (Talk Show, comp. Elena Katz-Chernin, for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir, Gothic and After Julia, both with composer Andree Greenwell), and for Phillip Johnston’s score to Murnau’s silent film Faust, premiered at the New York Film Festival and performed internationally. And the uncatagorisable: Seven Stories with Ensemble Offspring and a bevy of brilliant composers.
She is co-creator with illustrator Antonia Pesenti of the best-selling 'Alphabetical Sydney' and 'Numerical Street', with 'Summer Time' due to hit the shelves this Christmas. Also with cartoonist Matthew Martin, 'The Marvellous Funambulist of Middle Harbour, And Other Sydney Firsts'. All published by NewSouth Books.
Current projects: The Red Tree, based on Shaun Tan's book and composed by Greta Gertler Gold, has a return season at the Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne in July/August '19. Ha Ha Woops: A Comedy of Errors opens in September '19, as does Griffin Theatre's production of Splinter. A musical, an adaptation of an obscure Restoration comedy and a new play are in the works.
Patrick White Fellowship, 2013