Patrick Trumper

Patrick is an actor, writer, director and teacher.
















With Cat Martin in Much Ado About Nothing


It’s a Dad Thing (TML Enterprises)

The Wetlands (Parramatta Riverside)

The Magic Pudding (Marian Street Theatre for Young People)

Babe the Sheep Pig (Marian Street Theatre for Young People)


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Amadeus (Enmore Theatre, Sydney)

Twelfth Night (twice)

Shakespeare’s Queens: She-wolves and Serpents (Adelaide Fringe; Anne Hathaway’s House, Stratford; Edinburgh Fringe;  Arts Theatre, West End)


Present Laughter





King Lear (Harlos Productions)

Hamlet (Harlos Productions)


Please Don’t Shut the Gate (Griffin)

Who Slew Reg Smedley (Lookout Theatre)

Much Ado About Nothing

The Comedy of Errors

All Saints and Home and Away (7 Network)

The Escape of the Artful Dodger (Grundy Television)

Farscape II (Starscape Prod.)

Cody (Southern Star Xanadu)

Police Rescue (Southern Star Xanadu)

Darwin’s Brave New World (Ferns Prod. / Screenworld)

On the Dead Side (dir. James M. Vernon)

El Burro (dir. Mark Lee)

The Importance of Being Earnest

Great Leaping Legends and Puppet Tears (Lamplight Theatre)

Two Big Silly Giants

The Missing  Note

Banana skins and Bruises

AA Infinity

Time and Again

Going Straight




Rumpelstiltskin and the Case of the Disappearing Research Grants by Michele Conyngham

Puss in Boots and Other Tales by Helen Martin (co-director Rebecca Jones)

Rhapsody on a Wet Day by Michele Conyngham

Crystal Clear by Phil Young

The Train Station at the End of the Universe by Michele Conyngham

Harvey by Mary Chase


Short plays                    Short screenplays                            Articles                                                                                             Sketches

Mellow Yellow              Mẹ’s War                                          My On-again Off-again Relationship with Eggs                   Doorbell Theory

Whip                               Junkyard Opera                              Is there a Journalist in the Wall St Journal                            The Rot is Spreading

The Minotaur in the Room

Children’s book

Farnsworth’s Fabulous Frogs 



Short Screenplays

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:




Junkyard Opera



Articles on

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