I am a performance poet, storyteller, and writer and performer of one-man plays. My characters are boys, aged from 4 to 11 years old. I portray childhood from a boy’s perspective, in a way that is emotionally powerful, thought-provoking and also entertaining. There are three types of performance I am offering.
 FUNDRAISER FOR SCHOOLS OR OTHER GROUPS [ie., scout groups/ zones]
A 70 minute presentation of poems, brief stories and short plays called
MUM, DAD, BRO and ME
This show is aimed at 7-11 year olds and the people who live with then, but any primary and intermediate child would connect with my presentation. I design the publicity material and a half-time quiz based on the show; the school provides the venue, advertise the event, set the price of tickets, and the date and time of the performance. The school gets 60% of the takings, and can earn extra funds by selling refreshments.
 A MEDLEY OF POEMS, BRIEF STORIES, AND SHORT PLAYS
As well as family, the performance could concern feelings, friends and other kids, school, sport, injections and many other child-relevant
topics and issues. There are also poems based on songs [ie., Old McDonald] and phrases [ie., Are We There Yet] that are simply word
and sound play..
10 – 15 minutes $1 per audience member
16 – 30 minutes $2 per audience member
31 – 60 minutes $5 per audience member
Payment for performances longer than 60 minutes can be negotiated.
 PERFORMANCE OF A PLAY OR PLAYS
I have written 7 plays, each briefly described below:
TITLE TYPE INFORMATION ABOUT PLAY LENGTH TARGET
TREASURE Drama I steal watch from my parents, lose it & find it again, then put it back 6 minutes 6 – 8 yrs
SANTA IS REAL Comedy I believe Santa is real, but my big brother does not 12 minutes 6 -11 yrs
THE WAND Drama I think a advertised toy wand is real and steal $10 from my Dad to get it 12 minutes 7 -11 yrs
STEP ON A CRACK Drama My brother tries to persuade me I’ll break Mum’s back if I step on a crack 17 minutes 7 -11 yrs
MODEL AIRPLANE Tragedy My little brother and Dad drive me to destructive anger 30 minutes 7 -11 yrs
RIGHT THOMAS Tragedy I’m a good kid who gets cursed, then I steal and things get real bad 45 minutes 10 -13 yrs
COLIN Drama I’m really shy; one day some man helps me and wants to be my friend 12 minutes 10 -13 yrs _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I can perform more than one play in a single presentation.
The cost of a performance is determined by the same criteria as in .
I require some preparation time for these plays when a performance is booked. So please book 3 months in advance if requesting Model
Aeroplane or Right Thomas.
For no extra fee, I will link my work to the New Zealand Curriculum, and provide guidance on how to foster creative writing and performing, and thinking about issues, themes, and topics relevant to my material and to all children.