Patrick Trumper

Patrick is an actor, writer, director and teacher.



It’s a Dad Thing (TML Enterprises), The Wetlands (Parramatta Riverside), The Magic Pudding and Babe the Sheep Pig (Marian Street Theatre for Young People), Fallout, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (twice), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (twice), Amadeus (Enmore Theatre, Sydney), Lulu, Twelfth Night (twice), Shakespeare’s Queens: She-wolves and Serpents (Adelaide Fringe; Anne Hathaway’s House, Stratford; Edinburgh Fringe;  Arts Theatre, West End), Domitila, Present Laughter, Gasping, Deathtrap, Cosi, Neighbours, King Lear and Hamlet (Harlos Productions), Lulu, 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 and 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, and Time and Again (Wordplay).



Rumpelstiltskin and the Case of the Disappearing Research Grants (Dramatis Scientificae), Rhapsody on a Wet Day, The Train Station at the End of the Universe and Harvey by Mary Chase (Ryde Secondary College),  Puss in Boots and Other Tales by Helen Martin (Marian Street for Young People – with Rebecca Jones), Crystal Clear (THE Theatre Co.)



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



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 (pen name: Inigo Bigot)

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