Centre for Theatre and Performance

Confluence of India dance performance delights Monash audience

Monash University was pleased to be part of the second annual Confluence Festival of India in Australia. The festival once again presented a colourful and collaborative tapestry of  diverse dance, music, theatre and visual arts from India. A sold out solo performance of Ansh, by Nrityagram’s dance doyenne Bijayini Satpathy, saw the capacity audience enjoy…

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Monash Professor Stacy Holman Jones releases new publication

Stacy Holman Jones is a Professor in the Centre for Theatre and Performance at Monash University. Together with co-authors Anne M Harris from RMIT, Sandra L. Faulkner from Bowling Green State University and Eloise D. Brook, Stacy has recently released a new book, Queering Families, Schooling Publics. Published by Routledge Publishing and available now, this collaborative text…

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Can our cities’ thriving creative precincts be saved from ‘renewal’?

Governments are busily rezoning our cities for high-rise apartments. But there is another, overlooked dimension to the redevelopment. Much of it is on industrial land: pockets of old factories and workshops, portrayed as decrepit and in need of renewal. Our new project documents enterprises that actually use urban industrial lands. It’s a story of surprising and largely hidden vibrancy at the interface between creative industries and small manufacturing …

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Arts Honours 2018 – Information Sessions

Are you thinking about doing your Honours with Monash Arts in 2018? Information sessions for will be held this September and October at our Caulfield and Clayton campuses. Please see the listing below for session details. School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics English as an International Language, Languages, Linguistics, Literary Studies Clayton: Wed 13…

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Monash Arts Graduate Coursework Programs Event in Jakarta

Join Monash Arts graduates and academics, and discover the ways in which our Arts graduate programs will inspire, guide, and launch you into achieving incredible outcomes and careers with a lasting impact.

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Vizard’s ‘Vigil’: part of his PhD research exploring performativity and theatre

Vigil, written by Steve Vizard, makes its Victorian debut at Arts Centre Melbourne from 4–8 July. Starring the acclaimed Christie Whelan Browne, Vigil confronts with a musical and theatrical one woman tour-de-force about a 30-something prodigal daughter who hijacks her family’s Christmas Eve wanting more than pinot gris and a loan – she wants answers. …

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“Legacies of resistance we need to act upon”: PhD candidate Matteo Dutto

Sometimes dubbed the ‘black Ned Kelly’, Jandamarra of the Bunuba nation is an iconic figure in the history of Australian Indigenous armed resistance to colonial invasion, and while Indigenous Australians have always shared stories of both Jandamarra’s resistance and of other key Indigenous people, such as Yagan of the Whadjuk Noongar and Pemulwuy of the Bidjigal people, the wider Australian public…

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Malthouse opportunities and new Australian musicals at Monash

The Monash Centre for Theatre and Performance (CTP) has great opportunities for students to further their professional practice, with both its ongoing Malthouse Theatre partnership (including internships, the commissioning of new works for student performance, and lively public lectures); and with a new major donation from Pratt Foundation to foster new Australian musical theatre. Head…

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How does a play further human health? Interview with Head of Theatre & Performance Jane Montgomery-Griffiths

Associate Professor Jane Montgomery Griffiths is driving a new research project, funded by the Monash/Warwick Alliance, to investigate the creation of empathy in the audience through theatrical depictions of trauma. The research arises from her Green Room Outstanding Performer Award winning performance in the Pulitzer prize winning play ‘Wit’ last year. She took on the role of the brilliant professor Vivienne…

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2017 Green Room Best Actor winner awarded to Monash Professor

Theatre-maker and Director of Monash’s Centre for Theatre and Performance, Associate Professor Jane Montgomery-Griffiths, has won best actor in the prestigious Green Room Awards 2017 (27 March) for her performance in the Pulitzer prize winning play, Wit. Now in their 34th year, the Green Room Awards are Melbourne’s premier performing arts industry awards and recognise excellence and innovation…

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