Ingle is an award-winning playwright, director and performer, and an accomplished lecturer and tutor. He has a Ph.D. in Communications from Murdoch University, and considerable experience as a dramaturg (script doctor) and editor of fiction, non-fiction and business documents. Ingle's scholarly work deals with dramatic rhetoric and the philosophy of emotion and he specialises in refining the emotional connections between a text and its audience. His services are available at competitive rates.
2013 finds Ingle living in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. He is working on a new play commissioned by Black Swan Theatre Company (in Perth), inspired by a quote from William Gerhardie:
"If I were the Unknown Soldier, my ghost would refuse to lie down under the heavy piece of marble; I would arise, I would say to them keep your blasted Memorial and learn sense!"
He hopes for a production in 2015, the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign. In 2012
Ingle lived in Darwin, where he wrote and directed a musical, Mango Fandango, for Darwin's Centre for Excellence in the Arts. He also put the finishing touches to his most recent play, The Fremantle Candidate, which was produced by Deckchair Theatre in August. A political drama set in Perth during the Great Depression, it tells how, against extraordinary odds, John Curtin recovered from catastrophe and won the Federal seat of Fremantle. It is the story of the forging of character of Australia's great war leader, who died in the service of his country.
Ingle's previous play, Taking Liberty, won the WA Equity Guild award for Best New Play and Best Production. In 2011 Taking Liberty was produced for a second time by Deckchair Theatre and was once again nominated for Best Production. It also led to his receiving the prestigious 2012 Richard Burton Award for Playwriting.
................................ As an actor, Ingle's recent performances include Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, Waffles in Uncle Vanya and Frank in Educating Rita, all for Black Swan Theatre Company, and the Emperor in Amadeus for Perth Theatre Company.
Among Ingle's many works for theatre, radio and television are his two highly successful one-man shows, The Getaway Bus and The Exploding Breakfast, which have toured nationally and internationally.
Ingle lives with his partner, Jansis O'Hanlon, who is CEO of Varuna, the writers' centre in Katoomba.