Patrick Trumper

Patrick is an actor, writer, director and teacher.



It’s a Dad Thing, The Wetlands, The Magic Pudding, Fallout, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (twice), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (twice), Amadeus, Lulu, Twelfth Night (twice),  Babe the Sheep Pig, Shakespeare’s Queens: She-wolves and Serpents, Domitila, Present Laughter, Gasping, Deathtrap, Cosi, Neighbours, King Lear, Hamlet, Lulu, Please Don’t Shut the Gate, Who Slew Reg Smedley, Much Ado About Nothing, The Comedy of Errors, All Saints, The Escape of the Artful Dodger,  Farscape II, Cody, Police Rescue, Darwin’s Brave New World, Home and Away, On the Dead Side, El Burro, The Importance of Being Earnest, Great Leaping Legends, Puppet Tears, Two Big Silly Giants, The Missing  Note, Banana skins and Bruises, AA Infinity, Time and Again.



Rumpelstiltskin and the Case of the Disappearing Research Grants, Rhapsody on a Wet Day, The Train Station at the End of the Universe, Harvey by Mary Chase,  Puss in Boots and Other Tales by Helen Martin (with Rebecca Jones). Crystal Clear.



Short plays, screenplays, sketches and articles including, Mẹ’s War, Junkyard Opera, Farnsworth’s Fabulous Frogs, Doorbell Theory, Straya, Whip, and Mellow Yellow.




Mẹ’s War


Esther tries selling off her late father’s military collection, not
realizing the importance his diary holds for certain people in his
and his wife’s past.

Image: Vietnamese Woman 1966 – Photo by Donald MacKinnon source:






Is there a Journalist in the Wall Street Journal? Not if you need unbiased journalism.


Joseph Epstein writes in his Wall Street Journal article “Is there a Doctor in the White House? Not if you need an M.D.” that, “The Ph.D. may once have held prestige, but that has been diminished by the erosion of seriousness and the relaxation of standards in university education generally, at any rate outside the sciences.”Friends’ link:
Image: Screenshot by Inigo Bigot


My On-Again, Off-Again Relationship with Eggs

So, you’ve stopped buying something you disapprove of. What would make you start buying it again?

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Image: Fidel’s Wellington, by Ewan Munro