I’m a writer and funeral celebrant living by the beach in Adelaide.

My second novel, Surrogate, will be published by Wakefield Press later this year and I’ll be performing my solo show, Pearls at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe.

I am also a funeral celebrant and you can read more about that at my website over here.


My second novel, Surrogate, published by Wakefield Press is being launched on 14 November 2017

A novel about power, obsession, sexuality and the fragility of love

Rachael Carter, a young nurse, is asked to house-sit by a colleague she barely knows. Dr Cate O’Reilly is travelling to Vietnam with her husband to adopt a baby. Before long the request has changed. The couple need a surrogate. Rachael sees an opportunity to leave her own troubles behind, but is soon caught up in new struggles, both sexual and psychological. She discovers that this couple will do anything to see their dream of a child fulfilled. Surrogate is an unflinching depiction of the issues around motherhood, both past and present.


Pearls (Adelaide Fringe 2018)

In the search for a string of pearls, a daughter travels to her abandoned childhood home and a mother travels from Port Pirie to Paris without ever leaving Australia. Family relics abound: ashtrays, a Princess Diana jigsaw, a commode used as a table. Memories are ignited then questioned. And still the pearls cannot be found. Family fractures deepen until finally a heartbreaking, but healing, truth is revealed. Combining theatre and storytelling this is a story based on the writer’s own experiences that will make you laugh, then cry, then laugh again.

Written and performed by Tracy Crisp; Directed by Ross Vosvotekas; Dramaturg: Maggie Wood

The Jade:
19 Feb at 8pm PRV$12.00
20-21, 27-28 Feb at 8pm FP$15.00 C$12.00


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