Ailsa Wild: lead writer
Ailsa Wild is a writer-performer who creates fiction, non-fiction and physical theatre. Her memoir piece ‘Monsieur Gaulier takes a Class’ was published in Meanjin (#1, 2014). Ailsa is the writer on Arts Victoria funded theatre project, String Thing, a solo performance by Asking for Trouble, developed in 2014. Ailsa co-wrote and devised Asking for Trouble Physical Theatre’s two shows Bubblewrap and Boxes (2008) and Kapow! (2010). Both won Best Family Show in the Melbourne Fringe, received Arts Victoria, Touring Victoria funding and played in New Zealand, the UK and arts centres across Australia. Kapow! headlined the Sydney Children’s Festival 2014. Bubblewrap and Boxes played in New Zealand, the UK and arts centres across Australia.
Ailsa wrote The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon (2014) and Zobi and the Zoox (2015) illustrated science adventure stories created and published by arts-science collective Scale Free Network.
Most recently, Ailsa has written the 10-book Squishy Taylor series, published in Australia by Hardie Grant Egmont.