Ghosts of Leigh sells out

Dress rehearsal Ghosts of Leigh. Photo by Kelsie Schulz.
Dress rehearsal Ghosts of Leigh. Photo by Kelsie Schulz.

Bellingen writer and academic Dallas Baker has had sell-out performances of his play about a gender-bending ghost and a queer teen in Toowoomba.

Ghosts of Leigh was staged at the Empire Theatre on February 22 and 23. 

Dallas grew up in conservative 1970s Toowoomba and drew on his own experiences as an outsider subjected to hatred and violence to create the lead character of Dandelion.

Now a senior lecturer in creative writing at the University of Southern Queensland, he will be running two creative writing workshops in Bellingen at the end of this month, one called “10 Tips to Become a Better Writer” and one called “Writing for Performance”.

Those interested can email wordsmithscourses@outlook.com for more information.

Dr Dallas Baker, senior lecturer at the University of Southern Queenland

Dr Dallas Baker, senior lecturer at the University of Southern Queenland