Welcome to the Centre for Theatre and Performance

Our Theatre and Performance program enjoys a reputation as one of the most outstanding and comprehensive courses of its kind in any Australian university. The degrees offered by CTP explore theatre and performance in theory and practice, balancing performance opportunities with a challenging academic program. 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.

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  • Witness Performance is a new community focused online initiative developed to address the collapse in networks of critique and participation in the Victorian performing arts. It was developed by performance critic and poet Alison Croggon and playwright and theatre historian Dr Robert Reid. Read more
  • Through the lens of her award-winning play, Whale, playwright Fleur Kilpatrick explores responsibility. What responsibility does Australia have to the small island nations which surrounds it? What responsibility does theatre have to confront big, world-changing issues like climate change? And, in doing so, what responsibility does theatre have to look after its audience when the subject matter is too urgent to be handled with delicacy? Read more
  • Edan Goodall is a Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Criminology with a minor in Theatre Performance. In this interview, Edan shares his experiences with these two study areas and how he has combined them to address injustices in Australia; the major opportunities with Monash CTP and MUST; and his phenomenal trip with Monash Alumni through Monash’s Global Discovery Program. Read more
  • As a Faculty, we have had an excellent year of achievement in education. Both Dr Jonathan McIntosh and Associate Professor Kirsten McLean were recipients of Australian Awards for University teaching and we had unprecedented success in the Vice Chancellor awards with five recipients across the education categories. Vice Chancellor’s awards Dr James Roffee, Vice Chancellor's Award for… Read more
  • MOVING OUT OF DOOR! Monash CTP senior lecturer, Dr Misha Myers is the keynote for this upcoming event ‘Moving Out of Door'  Thursday, 16 November 2017 9:30am to 5:00pm The School of Lost Arts 221 Noble Street Newtown This will be an incredible day and if you can make it Thursday (tomorrow!) it would be… Read more
  • Thinking of a Theatre Internship in 2018? Internships can happen any time over the year (Summer or Winter included) The best way to think about an internship is to identify the kind of learning you want and the kind of host you want to work with You cannot enrol in this unit via WES so contact the unit… Read more
  • 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… Read more

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