CLUB NITE

a live-streamed play reading presented by Club Nite Company

Inspired by 112 days in a party-less lockdown, three old friends reunite for a TGIF night out full of hilarity and chaos. With a piercing analysis of Melbourne’s distinct party scenes, CLUB NITE is a live-action meme filled with banter, costume changes, rainbow lighting, dance, and iconic club bangers. Reminiscent of sweaty lip syncs at Yah Yah’s, poorly rolled cigarettes in the hazy smokers of Revs, and frenetic dancing to throbbing techno beats at the not-so-underground park rave scene, CLUB NITE is a cathartic commentary on self-exploration and current social politics, hoping to poke fun at the weekend antics we all know, love, and have missed.

CLUB NITE at Mudfest will be more relaxed than a regular, fully rehearsed production. With our season at Melbourne Fringe upcoming in October, Mudfest will be an opportunity for us to test our material on audiences, noticing where we can improve and add more chaos for your viewing pleasure… We would also love your post-show feedback, and will provide you with an opportunity to write down any notes you may have to make this show #epik. Grab a drink and come bask with us in the horrors of the Gen Z experience, only at CLUB NITE.

Content warnings: coarse language, sexual references, simulated drug-taking, loud music/sounds, coloured lighting.

Access: Relaxed performance. 

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Credits
Conceptualised, written, directed and performed by:
Anjelica Angwin, Lotte Beckett and Matisse Laida.
Voiceovers: Jaxson Garni
Producer and stage manager: Kaite Head
Lighting and sound: Gabriel Bethune
Dramaturgy: Maki Morita
Presented by: Club Nite Company

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Therapy In Hell

A Zoom play presented by Fake Newspaper Theatre Company

Morgan, a disillusioned, burnt-out therapist, finds themselves sent straight to Hell after death. Instead of being tortured, however, they are thrust into becoming the face of a new initiative – therapy for demons? Will Morgan be able to help their new demonic clients when they can’t even help themself? With a cast of denizens – hellish, heavenly and otherwise – Therapy in Hell explores mental health and how it is often neglected in day-to-day life. This is a show about facing ones’ demons, both metaphorical and literal, and learning to take care of yourself and the people who rely on you. So take some time out of your daily torture program to come and treat yourself to a little therapy.

Content warnings: discussion of and depiction of death, confronting discussions regarding mental health, religious iconography (demons and angels, hell as a setting), discussion of torture, alcohol and other poisons, familial issues.

Access: Live captioning available via Webcaptioner. 

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Credits

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director, Writer, Production Manager: Marcie Di Bartolomeo (they/them)
Stage Manager: Erik Havryluk (he/him)
Makeup Designer, Assistant Stage Manager: Charlotte Rose Armstrong (she/her)
Production Assistant: Simran Monga (she/her)
Lighting Designer: Finn McHenry (he/him)
Set Designer: Oliver Ross (he/him)
Costume Designer: Genevieve Byrne (she/her)
Welfare Officer: James Robertson (he/him)
Mentor: Amy Spurgeon (she/her)

PERFORMERS
Morgan: Meenakshi Sunu (she/her)
Lucifer: George Karapetsas (he/him)
Amon: Nahean Tanisha Khan (she/her)
Charlie: Mirnalini Dirghar (they/she)
Azazel: Elliot O’Donoghue (he/him)
Adler: Aamir Akbarally (he/him)
Cassiel: Christina Savopoulos (she/her)
Grace: Stacey Carruthers (she/her)

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Apollo Gala Night

A music soirée to remember!

Join us for an exciting night of music brought to you by Apollo Music Society’s Jazz Band, Strings Ensemble, and The Stranded!

Up first, Jazz Band transforms an eclectic range of genres into exciting jazz pieces. Vocals and instruments are combined to bring you movie favourites, R&B classics and, of course, jazz standards. They hope their performance will inspire you to question the typical aesthetics of jazz, and to recognise that music itself can provide a sense of ‘home’.

Next, Strings Ensemble presents moving traditional strings compositions, as well as renditions of some movie soundtrack greats. Classical music is often underrepresented in contemporary art festivals, and strings is here to contribute to the diversity of Mudfest and show all artists that they have a home in music performance.

Closing the night, The Stranded is super excited to show that the theme of ‘home’ is one held close to their hearts and heavily expressed in their indie-rock music. Simply described as ‘amateur musicians presenting something they truly enjoy doing’, The Stranded hopes to encourage unity and welcomeness within their university community while performing some nice indie rock for all to listen to.

Content warnings: Occasional strong language (The Stranded’s performance only)

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Acknowledgements

Apollo Music would like to thank and acknowledge the work of Ciara Walsh (Apollo president), Brian Duong (Apollo vice president), Nipun Kumaragama (Apollo treasurer), Pallavi Bharwani (graphic design) and Sophie Rosser (performance officer) for their help with this performance.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Mudfest Film Night

Online viewing of new films 

Come celebrate exciting student film makers and their groundbreaking, adventurous art at Mudfest 2021. This years’ work, inspired by the theme ‘Home’, is sure to leave you feeling welcome, warm and inspired!

Featuring:

Agnese Perri – ‘Always a Stranger in a Foreign Place’
Amelia Jean O’Leary – ‘No Correct Way’
Emily Keane – ‘Impede’
Sidonie Bird De La Coeur – ‘Punkification’
Ivy Crago – ‘The Little Lonely Olive’
RUMA – ‘The Data God’ (shortened version)
Fiona Shewan – ‘Blaze’
Fake Newspaper Theatre – ‘The Political Arena’

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We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

 

Infinite Affection | Άπειρη Στοργή

Open Rehearsal

Infinite Affection | Άπειρη Στοργή is an experimental dance work that responds to the knowledges that have been carried and shared by Greek migrants in Australia, and explores how second and third generation kids have been shaped by this history. Part-performance, part-ritual, the show unearths the joy and sorrow spoken through dance and tradition as it is handed down. This is an open rehearsal for a new, two-person dance performance devised by Luke Macaronas, a 23-year-old emerging theatre and movement artist of Greek descent, and Christos Konstantinidis, a 67-year-old dancer with extensive training in Greek folk dance. This livestream is an exciting chance to gain insight into the duo’s devising and choreographic processes, as well as witness intergenerational and cultural connections that are at the core of the work.

Access: Relaxed performance. Audience members may join or leave the rehearsal at any time.

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Credits
Devised by: Luke Macaronas (he/him)
Artist: Chris Konstantinidis (he/him)
Producer: Reis Low (they/them)
Marketing: Carmen Yih

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

 

The Data God

New music and generative projection art presented by RUMA

Welcome to the world of the Data God. You will find a river of captives, a trickle of clues, a dragon with a thousand fingers, a concrete Christmas tree, a war in the clouds, an economy of virtues and a heist. How do you make your way home? RUMA explores late modern noise and the glory beneath, rendered with new original songs, instrumentals and generative projection art.

Running time: 50mns approx.

Headphones or full-range speakers recommended.

Content warnings: Flashing light effects (epilepsy warning), heavy themes, momentary coarse language

Access: Captions, low sensory performance (gentler visuals) available upon request.

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Credits
Written and performed by: Remy Chadwick (RUMA)
Additional vocals: Lexie Adlawan

For inquiries, contact arts@union.unimelb.edu.au.

 

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

My Giddy Aunt: From Mudfest With Love

Presented by My Giddy Aunt

FAR, FAR ON THE HORIZON, ONE INDIE ROCK BAND HAS ARISEN FROM THE ABYSS TO GIVE YOU ALL THE HOT NEW TUNES YOU COULD BEG FOR! Who is that band? Why it’s My Giddy Aunt of course, with the exclusive gig ‘My Giddy Aunt: From Mudfest with Love’.

Often described as the hotel buffet table of bands, My Giddy Aunt (comprised of Rory Vagg and Luke Perry) initially gives off notes of dreamy indie pop/folk. Upon further inspection however, it reveals itself to be a delicate baguette made of sugary horn arrangements, perfectly marinated melodies and fresh tomato.

In ‘My Giddy Aunt: From Mudfest With Love’, a 4 piece ensemble has been assembled from the finest players the band knows to deliver tunes old and new, released and unreleased, good and even better! Sign me up!

Content warning: Mild coarse language.

Access: Lyrics for all the songs will be provided.

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Performers:
Rory Vagg (he/him)
Luke Perry (he/him)
Additional band members: Sam Brew, Gwen Gekas
Videography: Alessio Mazza

Socials
Follow My Giddy Aunt on Facebook and Instagram.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Break

A live streamed dance performance presented by Pat O’Luanaigh

Peek inside and catch a glimpse of the family living inside of 3 Liminal Avenue. Exploring family archetypes within the home, the work investigates what occurs when these archetypal figures are placed in stasis, unable to proceed in their natural development. Inspired by Jung, Happy Days and Pat’s frenetic Irish father, the work explores Pat’s relationship to his family, and how that shifted in lockdown, at a point where he was about to achieve greater independence.

Content warning: Contains flashing lights, and limited sight lines. The work explores subject matter that may be distressing to some audiences.

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We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Time for a Video Chat

Presented by Plain English Theatre Company

Mack and Wendy are trapped in a perpetual lockdown and can talk about anything. But how far can communication be stretched until there is nothing left to talk about?

Content warnings: coarse language.

Access: This event will be captioned.

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Credits
Writer:
James Robertson
Company: Plain English Theatre Company

CAST
Wendy: Tamanna Kaul
Mack:
Tom Worsnop
Music:
MysteryShack, Zachary Leo and Unscored

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

 

Trying to Connect

Presented by Ebony Hoiberg

Between screens, muted participants and videos turned off, how do we connect through zoom? Installation art work is brought alive with the bodies in the space. Participants not only view the work but see how others interact with it. Installation is about more than just the visuals or the sound, it’s about how my body and your body move around the space. The sounds of footsteps, the awkward anticipation and the curiosity shared in one room. How do we connect and experience this through an online space? Trying To Connect is a playful 10 minute experience utilising the technology of the online space. With limited capacity it’s a space for exploration and movement – and of course a space to connect.

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We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.