Dr David Morton
David is a writer, director and designer, and the Creative Director of Dead Puppet Society. Over the last fourteen years he has led Dead Puppet Society in the creation of large-scale visual theatre works developed with international teams. Some highlights from work written and produced includes Holding Achilles which was supported through the Major Festivals Initiative and has successful seasons with Brisbane and Sydney Festivals. The Wider Earth (Dead Puppet Society, Queensland Theatre, Trish Wadley Productions, Glass Half Full Productions) was conceived in residence at St Ann’s Warehouse and enjoyed a six-month run in a custom-built theatre in London’s Natural History Museum. Laser Beak Man (Dead Puppet Society, La Boite, Brisbane Festival, PowerArts) was a collaboration with Tim Sharp developed at the New Victory Theater in NYC. Additional works include Ishmael, The Riddle of Washpool Gully (Terrapin, Dead Puppet Society); Argus (Dead Puppet Society, Lincoln Centre, Queensland Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse), Trollop (Queensland Theatre) and The Harbinger (Dead Puppet Society, La Boite, Critical Stages). David has been nominated for five Helpmann Awards and an Olivier Award. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in puppetry and visual theatre from Queensland University of Technology.
by David Morton and Matthew Ryan
"It’s just a little bit of magic. Not much. But enough." ...