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 this verbatim show that offers a collage of the experiences of Australians who have been left behind by the disappeared. Making its European premiere as part of the Brighton festival, the hour-long static show is delivered by two actors – Irving Gregory and Yana Taylor, both superb – who sit facing the audience. The piece displays a frozen quality, its form mirroring the emotional state of those talking about the people they love, there one day and gone the next.“ **** Lyn Gardener, The Guardian, UK. Read more here
“pungent, powerful and thought provoking” Mary Kalmus, The Brighton Argus, UK. Read more here
“the content of The Disappearances Project is indeed bleak and beautiful. Bleak in its steadfast commitment to illustrating the hardship of the people’s experiences and beautiful in its simple unadorned delivery by its two performers” **** Hannah Rowlands, The Public Reviews, UK. Read more here
“The stark, filmic backdrop of travel through deserted streets by night echoed the sense of constant search for someone who wasn’t there and the discordant soundtrack added to the feeling of despair and malaise. It was powerful and deeply moving.” ***** Jenni Davidson, The Latest, UK. Read more here.
“They speak verbatim-style, conveying a sense of both raw communication and heroic composure, over the fluctuating tensions of Paul Prestipino’s bleak industrial sound-track” ***** Bella Todd, The Stage, UK. Read more here.
CTP PhD student presents World Premiere
Congratulations to CTP PhD graduate Merrilee Moss on the production of her play ORIEL at La … Continue reading CTP PhD student presents World Premiere
Monash Theatre and Performance Centre receives $1 million donation for Artists in Residence Program
Melbourne philanthropist Dr Jeanne Pratt AC has donated $1,000,000 to Monash University’s Centre for Theatre and Performance, significantly boosting student opportunities in musical theatre.
Australian drama comes to Clayton
A powerful Australian play about urban sprawl and social change will be performed at Monash … Continue reading Australian drama comes to Clayton
Genealogies and Geographies of Experimental and Underground Music in China
On January 16, 2016, Stuart Grant from CTP, in cahoots with Dr Xin Gu and … Continue reading Genealogies and Geographies of Experimental and Underground Music in China
CTP Welcomes New Staff Members
The Centre for Theatre and Performance is delighted to welcome two new staff members into … Continue reading CTP Welcomes New Staff Members
‘The Wizard of Oz’ gains 3 nominations at Sydney Theatre Awards.
Belvoir Theatre’s radical reworking of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ gains 3 nominations in the prestigious … Continue reading ‘The Wizard of Oz’ gains 3 nominations at Sydney Theatre Awards.
From Nov 2-8 CTP and the PRU hosted the DANCE THINK TANK 3 laboratory at … Continue reading DANCE-THINK-TANK 3
CTP PhD Candidate secures prestigious Scholarship
PhD Candidate Sean Mulcahy is no stranger to the Centre for Theatre and Performance having … Continue reading CTP PhD Candidate secures prestigious Scholarship
New First Year Acting Units for 2016
CTP is excited to introduce two new first year units for 2016. Acting 1: Theory and practice and Acting … Continue reading New First Year Acting Units for 2016
CTP PhD candidate ” pushes the boundaries of spoken word and performance poetry”
Poet and CTP PhD candidate Kerry Loughrey has been praised for her performance research investigation … Continue reading CTP PhD candidate ” pushes the boundaries of spoken word and performance poetry”
CTP in Top Ten Fringe Picks
Time Out has selected Welcome to Nowhere, CTP’s third year production as a “must see” … Continue reading CTP in Top Ten Fringe Picks
CTP at the AWGIES
The headphone verbatim piece Hello, Goodbye and Happy Birthday that booked out in last year’s … Continue reading CTP at the AWGIES