Theatre bio

Carolyn is a contributor/collaborator/performer/arranger/muse/musical director/outside eye for new contemporary theatre.

Miss Tinklefinger Still Awake, Still

Miss Tinklefinger
Still Awake, Still

Still Awake Still  Lead role: Miss Tinklefinger. Victorian Arts Centre 2011. USA tour including New York, Pittsburgh, Fayetteville and LA. Australia tour including Hobart, Devonport, Melbourne, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Out of the Box Festival (Brisbane) 2014.

Finucane and Smith Feature role as the Psycho-kinetic Pianist in Carnival of Mysteries, Melbourne Festival; and in Gotharama at fortyfivedownstairs, Victorian Arts Centre, Adelaide Cabaret Festival 05-06. Melbourne Green Room Awards: Most Innovative Use of Form, and  Best Design 2005.

Performing MC and host for the Vic Health’s Senior Citizen’s Week at the Melbourne Town Hall, 2012,13,14. Kew Courthouse Opening Kew, Melbourne, 2012. Hamer Hall closing celebrations.

Perilous Productions Golden Valley by Dorothy Hewett, dir. Suzanne Chaundy. Musical Director,  Melbourne 2009. The Chapel Perilous  by Dorothy Hewett, dir. Suzanne Chaundy. La Mama Theatre, Carlton 2008

Postcards from Nanna by Cha Cha Sam, with Andrea Rienets and Andrew O’Gray, dir. Andrea Lemon. Warrigal, Portland, Hamilton, Melbourne, 2010

A to B lectures with Neil Thomas and Gus Macmillan, 2007-10 youtube

ukulele_divaUkulele. Ukulele and Other Extreme Sports. Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2008 Absolutely Ukulele. Geelong Waterfront Festival, Geelong; The Store Room, North Fitzroy Melbourne Fringe Music Award, Best Show 2001-03

Museum of Modern Oddities with Neil Thomas and Katy Bowman. Blue Rinse Club, Melbourne Festival 2003; Blue Thong Club Melbourne Festival 2004; Oerol Festival, Terscheling, The Netherlands 2003; Adelaide 2002, MoMO Shoppe, Melbourne 2001, Melbourne Museum 2000.

The Barry Show Southgate 1997

The Great Melbourne Accordion Orchestra  Festivals of Melbourne, Perth, Hobart, Shepparton, 1995-96

Friends of Moira Street Theatre Festivals of Rotterdam, Noordwijk (The Netherlands), Edmonton (Canada), Streets of London. Comedy Festivals of Vancouver, Melbourne, Brisbane. Festivals of Melbourne, Harrogate, Exeter, Adelaide Fringe, Darwin, Wagga Wagga Voices, Port Fairy Folk Festival. Agricultural shows of Melbourne, Perth, Hobart, Perth. 1990-99, The Last Laugh, Melbourne. First Prize: National Buskerfest, Canberra, and Prahran Busking Festival. Judges’ choice, FEIPP Melbourne Busking Competition, Performers’ Choice, Coff’s Harbour Street Performers Festival.

Chookas based on Shaun Tan’s Lost Thing. Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne 2006

Bettie Paige Queen of Hearts with Sarah Briggs. Melbourne Fringe Festival. Green Room nomination, Musical Direction (Cabaret), 2000.

The Pitt Family Shovel Team  Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival Melbourne 2006; Sydney Easter Show 2002; Melbourne Agricultural Show 2001.

Cool Opera Melbourne 1997 with Michael Westlake and Christof Gregory

Opa! by Patricia Cornelius, music by Irine Vela, Melbourne 1994