Ned writes for the theatre and film, has had articles published in various publications, writes both short and long stories, and is a member of 7ON.
His plays include Us or Them, Close to the Bone, Milo, Luck of the Draw (Currency Press), Alice Dreaming (Cambridge University Press), as well as contributions to 7ON’s No Nudity, Weapons or Naked Flames (Federation Press) and Short Circuit (Currency Press).
He has written ten short plays for schools exploring Shakespeare in an Australian context, which are suitable for large and small casts, or study.
Women of Troy was selected in the 2013 International Prix Marulic competition, with a large cast stage version of the play is available for schools. His non-fiction work Playground Duty (NewSouth Books) has become required reading for anyone interested in schools and teaching. Kenny’s Coming Home, his comedy with music and song, is being used by WestWords to stimulate creative writing for students in Sydney’s Western suburbs.
Ned’s playwriting program PlayUp encourages young and old to write and perform their own plays. He is currently working on his first novel.