About Darryl

Australian writer Darryl Emmerson's plays include The Pathfinder: a picture of John Shaw Neilson, Earthly Paradise: a portrait of Lesbia Harford, a musical Martin and Gina (with lyricists Janice Florence and John Herouvim), and I Write What I See: Christina Stead Speaks. www.iwritewhatisee.com

Both The Pathfinder and Martin and Gina were finalists for the Melbourne Green Room Awards.

The composer of more than 60 songs, he has sung with the Victoria State Opera and the a cappella group Polyphony, on television, record and CD, and in his own concerts, and written and performed in cabaret shows such as Saturday Shuffles, A Night with Venus and The Wallabidgee Follies. He has also collaborated with guitarist Tony Burcul, in live performance and on two CDs, First Light and Martin and Gina.

Much of his work has been generously supported by the Australia Coumncil, Victorian Ministry for the Arts and the Myer Foundation. An occasional contributor to www.australianstage.com.au, he has also appeared for the Melbourne Writers Festival and ABC Radio National, and spoken at the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne