John Shortis is a musician, songwriter, scriptwriter and researcher, with a passion for all things political and historical. Moya Simpson is a singer, choir leader, and comedian who uses her considerable voice range and comic flair to bring Shortis’ songs and scripts to life.

Together they are Shortis and Simpson, producers, writers and performers of productions and projects that are always surprising, original, innovative and wide in their range of styles and genres.

Based in Bungendore, they specialise in shows that reflect Australian history and politics in a way that is funny, poignant, satirical and informative.