We are the largest comprehensive theatre and performance program offered by an Australian university, enjoying a reputation as the most outstanding course of its kind in the country.
Our degrees explore theatre and performance in theory and practice. We have two strands, one aims to create theatre-makers and the other explores different historical and contemporary performance traditions and practices. In both we focus on the study of the past, present and future of the performance.
We strive to achieve a balance between performance opportunities and a challenging academic program.
- CTP MA candidate Peter Fraser is pictured here, making a short film based on a performance as a lizard. On Wednesday 6 March one of the windows of Offshoot was transformed into a film shoot. “Peter Fraser makes performances based on the sensations of the body. The focus is not on psychology or choreography but ... Read more
- CTP Staff member Dr Yana Taylor has received terrific reviews for Version 1.0 The Disappearances Project, at the Brighton Festival. Selected as one of the Brighton Festival theatre highlights, it played on the opening night to a full house and received rave reviews. “Those are some of the issues raised by Australian company version 1.0 in ... Read more
- Jane Griffiths’ Australian Research Council supported play, Sappho in 9 fragments, first played in a pub (The Stork), then an old brewery (Malthouse Theatre). Now it’s gone one better, and in a new UK production that has been critically acclaimed as ‘remarkable’, ‘outstanding’ and ‘inspirational’, is playing at London’s Rose Theatre on the archaeological remains ... Read more
- This year’s prestigious Greenroom Awards include nominations for two productions with strong CTP connections. An Appointment with J Dark, which started life in 2011 as a CTP Honours project by student Melanie Jaime Walsh, is nominated for Outstanding Production in the Hybrid Category, and Jane Montgomery Griffiths’s adaption of Dorothy Porter’s Wild Surmise at Malthouse ... Read more
- In October CTP Senior Lecturer Will Peterson takes up a three-month post as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow within the Cultural Studies Cluster at the Asia Research Institute (ARI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). NUS is rated as the #2 university in Asia in the Times World University Rankings. From to October, he ... Read more
- About 400 people attended this year’s lunchtime theatre season! Now in its fourth year, Three for Free returned with a season of work created, performed, written and directed by graduates of our Bachelor of Performing Arts program. This season makes a popular contribution to the fabric of our campus community and provides graduates and staff with ... Read more
- The Centre for Theatre and performance is delighted to welcome new staff member Yana Turner. Yana comes to CTP with a wealth of experience as a researcher, dramatrg, teacher and performance maker. Building on her extensive background in movement, improvisation and theatre, Yana has been intimately involved in experimental performance, critically engaging with artists in ... Read more
- Telling Stories: Aboriginal Australian And Torres Strait Islander Performance by CTP staff member Associate Professor Maryrose Casey has been published by Australian Scholarly Publishing. Synopsis Since the late eighteenth century, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiated performances have been an important part of cross-cultural communication in Australia. Over those years, at different points, these performances have achieved ... Read more
- Dr Jane Montgomery Griffiths will play the lead role of Alex in Wild Surmise. Photo: Garth Oriander A dramatic adaptation of a verse novel by one of Australia’s most inventive poets will feature a Monash University staff member in the lead role. Dr Jane Montgomery Griffiths from the Monash Department of Theatre and Performance will play Alex in ... Read more