A Thoroughly Wet Mess is a quick-witted radio serial set on the high seas. Based on the unsolved mystery of the Mary Celeste, this eight-part series features the talents of Toby Truslove (Utopia, The Strange Calls), Tina Bursill (Neighbours, The Moodys) and Mark Lee (Gallipoli, Packed to the Rafters). Aden wrote and directed the eight-part […]
Rhyming the Dead is a Red Room radio series that commissioned 10 writers to create and perform new work inspired by a dead poet of their choosing. For this project Aden produced three poems after Australian poet John Forbes: ‘Emerald City’, ‘Damaged Glamour’ and ‘Last Drinks’. Episodes were broadcast through the Community Radio Network.
Like a Writing Desk is a dark comedy about the power of myth and the failure of ego. It’s also about crows. And ravens. Written and co-directed by Aden, this radio mockumentary features the talents of Marcus Graham (Home and Away, Mulholland Drive), Zoe Carides (Mystery Road, Not Suitable for Children) and Mitchell Butel (South […]
Aden was recently awarded an Australia Council grant to write a new comedy work for radio, ‘A Thoroughly Wet Mess’, in 2013. Dealing with the unsolved mystery of the Mary Celeste – the archetypal ghost ship – the final work will be a production-ready script for a one-hour radioplay. The Literature Board selected Aden’s project […]
“Dying Words” was a radioplay commissioned by ABC Radio National, and was first broadcast on Airplay in 2008. The work is a black comedy about Max Predesh and his publishing house, Dying Words, which specialises in the niche area of last gasps. As Max tries to convince a client of the merits of euthanasia, we […]
Aden was dramaturge for Briohny Doyle’s apocalyptic monologue, “Meet Me at the End”. Doyle premiered the work in the Campbell Arcade at the 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival, and later staged it in The Lock-up (the old Newcastle Police Station) for Critical Animals 2010.
From 2006 to 2007, Aden completed a radio production internship with the Radio Arts department of ABC Radio National. The internship culminated in a full-length, library-themed episode of “The Night Air”, co-produced with Ella O’Keefe, Lawrence Champness and John Jacobs. For this, Aden adapted the Walter Benjamin essay “Unpacking My Library”. Aden also produced segments […]
Aden wrote the book* for “Diamond Eye”, a musical conceived by David Hollywood, with music and lyrics by Aidan Roberts and Liam Judson. Created by Out of the Blue for Railway Street Theatre Company, “Diamond Eye” is a romantic musical comedy set in a department store, an intimate production first staged at the Q Theatre […]
Aden’s first full-length theatre work, “The Other Ones” was staged by Mountains Youth Theatre at the Q Theatre in Penrith in 2001. A comedic ensemble piece, “The Other Ones” took a tongue in cheek approach to popularity and perception in high school.
Aden’s first foray into performance writing earned him the Sydney Theatre Company Young Playwrights’ Award for “The Job”, a one-act satire of the gangster genre, set in a public urinal. “The Job” was staged at The Wharf by director Benedict Andrews, featuring Bruce Spence and Arky Michael, with dramaturgy by Adam Macaulay.