David Morton

David Morton is a director, designer and playwright. He has created works, as well as designed and constructed puppets, for Lincoln Center, St. Ann’s Warehouse, the New Victory Theater, Queensland Theatre Company, La Boite, Brisbane Festival, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Festival, Terrapin Puppet Company, Darwin Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre, The Garden of Unearthly Delights at the Adelaide Fringe, Metro Arts, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Brisbane Powerhouse.

David was named Best Director by the Matilda Awards in 2016 for The Wider Earth, and has been nominated for Helpmann Awards in writing and design in both 2016 and 2017 for The Wider Earth and Laser Beak Man. He holds a PhD from the Queensland University of Technology focusing on the contemporary use of puppetry for adult audiences.

David is a founding member and the Creative Director of the Dead Puppet Society.

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The Wider Earth

A powerfully dramatic play about Charles Darwin's voyage on board HMS Beagle - an adventure that changed not only his own life, but also the history of the entire world.

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