Who am I?
Hello, I'm Josh.
A bit about me:
I write and perform things.
I really like nature.
I care way too much about queer rights 🏳️🌈
With my partner, Matthew Briggs, we create theatre
much of which is drawn from our life experience
but I also create musicals and choral music.
I like to do a lot of things
but I think it's all bound by using words and music
to extend our capacity for empathy
and help us see different perspectives
(which I've written a bit about here).
I'm also a synaesthete
so every note and word triggers its own colour
in my rainbow mind.
Here are my current shows:
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'30,000' is a green number.
This concept started off as a concert of my choral music.
Then Matthew and I realised there's more of a story to be told here.
So it became this cross-artform theatrical piece
a series of monologues,
and everything I've ever written spread out on a 13 metre wall.
We're hurtling towards an Adelaide Fringe world premiere,
and we need help to fund some last few expenses.
So if you're feeling generous,
and you like rewards
you can donate here.
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-> also, once it's darker, try more contrast in this particular image. We can have more contrast if the whole thing is darker.
Scarred For Life
Scarred For Life is red.
(well, it's actually orange, but my scar is red, so the show is red by association).
This was my debut cabaret show.
It's full of original songs, about the time I fell off my bicycle,
ruptured my spleen,
and almost bled to death.
A cheery little story – perfect material for a musical comedy!
I premiered it at the 2017 Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival
and something happened that I really didn't expect –
all kinds of people came up to me afterwards and told me their own medical stories
many showed me their scar(s)
and I like to think that
their responses indicated that they found something in the show that helped them..
So I'm taking the show around Australia.
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Dear Malcolm Turnbull
'Malcolm' is blue.
So was his (former) political party.
And he did some things which made me feel pretty blue.
So I wrote an open letter to him (in song form)
and it sort of became my own queer rights anthem
during a period that was horrible for so many of us.
I posted it online
and it got shared around a bit.
So I released the song for purchase
and helped raise over $3,000 for QLife
– Australia's national queer counselling service.
You can still purchase it (and support QLife) here:
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