Cynthia’s writing for performance is often concerned with the inherent musicality of the sounds of ordinary life—including consumer technologies—and with the allusive richness of fragments, magnification, repetition. This richness can so quickly expose the fragility of conventional meanings, pointing past the words themselves. Cynthia’s texts have been performed in concert, installation and theatre settings. She was librettist for Turbulence, or ‘the underlying forces usually hidden’, with music by Juliana Hodkinson. Turbulence was first performed as part of the 2013 Chamber Made Opera Living Room Opera series and Melbourne Fringe, presented by Chamber Made Opera and New Music Network. Cynthia was also librettist for Dwelling Structure: An Opera in 8 Time-Use Episodes, created with sound artists and composers Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey as part of the 2011 Chamber Made Opera Living Room Opera series. Care Instructions: Script for Single or Multiple Voice (published as a limited edition by Aphids in 2009), and And When They Were Good, part of the Aphids production A Quarreling Pair: A Triptych of Small Puppet Plays, are perhaps Cynthia’s best-known works for theatre.