David Megarrity


Existing at the intersection of music, dance, design, projected image and drama, David Megarrity’s theatre works for children have been produced by both major theatre companies in Queensland, played at the Sydney Opera House and toured overseas. These have included Backseat Drivers, Ukulele Mekulele and Show.

Other works include the short play 3G, performed at La Boite, Bitter Streak, a finalist in the George Landen Dann Award, and a co-write of Lily Can't Sleep (QTC/QPAC) for the 2006 Out of the Box Festival of Early Childhood. He has a close working relationship with ukuleleist Tyrone, who appeared at the 2011 Melbourne, Cairns and New Zealand Ukulele Festivals.

David is produced, published, released, awarded and broadcast as a writer and director of theatre and performance, composer/musician for film and live performance, and maker of films, including the short Stop, which was an Official Selection in Competition at Cannes 2000. His soundtrack works with Brett Collery have been compiled on the Sonic Loom CD. His picture book The Empty City was published by Hachette Livre in 2007, and nominated a Notable Book by the Children’s Book council of Australia in 2008. His stage adaptation of the work was shortlisted in the 2012-13 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award.

David’s areas of research include collaborative creativity and the relationship between music and performance. His professional career as an artist combines productively with his academic work as a Lecturer in Drama at QUT.

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