Art exists to give expression to that which humanity cannot easily explain.
Peta has worked extensively as an Independent theatre practitioner for over 25 years. Some of her Directorial and Dramaturgical credits include:
Sammy and the sword, Mickey and the Mistress by Angus Cerini, Framework by Sandra Shotlander, Moon Babies by Patrick Van Der Werf, Dead Pan words by W.Shakespeare, The Jaundice Table by Glyn Roberts, SHRIMP by Dominic Golding, Brother Boy by Nic Velissaris, Le Garcon Neurotique by Joshua Cameron.
She has also worked as a Puppeteer with Polyglot, Stilt walker with STYX, Actor, Lighting designer, Production manager and Stage Manager on both outdoor and in-theatre productions with many and various artists both locally and interstate.
She was seconded as Director in observation to Gale Edwards for Eureka at Her Majesties Theatre, Melbourne and Assistant Director to Julian Meyrick for the Melbourne Theatre Company in 2005.
Peta has sat on several Arts panel's including - Wal Cherry Best Script and The Artistic Advisory Committee for Melbourne Workers Theatre.
La Mama honoured Peta in 2006 with the 'L.S.G. award' for contribution to theatre. In 2007 She produced, dramaturged and Directed SHRIMP, winning the Drama Victoria Award "Best performance for young people 2007". Peta was also co-recipient of the "Antenna Award" for 'Best Drama' for YARTZ and National community television 2005.
The Dog Theatre Inc. won the Melbourne Fringe Festival "Best Venue" Award 2009 and is the next step in Peta's evolvement as Theatre practitioner, Artistic Director and Independent Producer of a small yet vibrant theatre venue centred in the heartland of the western suburbs of Melbourne, Footscray.