Maurie is a 1992 UWS Theatre Nepean graduate with a B.A. in Performance & is currently enrolled in the UTAS Bachelor Dementia Care degree.
He has performed in all areas of the performing arts from corporate, community & street theatre, film & television, museum & cultural tourism work, theatre in education, fringe theatre productions and appeared in over 30 Television Commercials here and overseas.
As a workshop tutor Maurie has been working with non-actors since 1994 developing his style with Darlo Drama. As a founding member of Milk Crate Theatre in 1999, he worked with the homeless & disadvantaged community as both a performer & workshop tutor. After two years tutoring in the disability sector with Parramatta Riverside’s Beyond ABBA theatre program, Maurie joined Arts Health Institute (AHI) in 2012. Here he delivered the “Play Up” Humour Therapy program working with elders living with dementia in residential aged care. At AHI Maurie was involved in a broad range of projects assisting with program development, recruitment, training, program implementation, troubleshooting & finally taking on the role of Relationship Support & Development manager.
In 2017 Maurie became an independent contractor delivering his own version of Creative Therapeutic Engagement where he has deepened the practice & works more closely as a member of the multi-disciplinary care team with each of his aged care partner services. He continues to deliver Creative Engagement in the Hunter region in NSW where he developed “Window Therapy” in response to the Covid-19 restricted visitor precautions.