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: This event will be live captioned. Relaxed performance. 

Register here!

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: This event will be live captioned.

Register here!

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.

The Mudcrabs are hosting a free sketch writing workshop to introduce people to the basics of sketch comedy. In the workshop we will cover the basics of formatting, translating your ideas to the page and common sketch comedy conventions.

This event will be held of Sunday August 1 from 4.30-5.30. Register here.

 

 

 

Mudfest 2021

Do you have a love for art living in your heart?

Paint, dance, sculpt, sew, sing, do your thing – whatever it is, bring it home with UMSU’s Mudfest, happening from August 5th 2021 – August 13th 2021 in a dual-delivery format!

Mudfest is the largest student arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere and takes place every 2 years at the University of Melbourne, the last one being in 2019, and this is a unique opportunity for you to be part of a festival environment that encourages collaboration and engagement with other disciplines and approaches. Come and spread the joy, pain, and comfort of your art beyond the borders!
And as with all things UMSU, it is:
  • Accessible
  • Sustainable
  • Inclusive
  • Experimental
2021’s theme of ‘HOME’ will have you feeling welcome and warm as we step into this brave new world beyond the spaces we spent most of last year.

Mudfest has become a significant driving-force of creative power and since its inception in 1990 has established itself as a cultural icon on the emerging arts scene in Melbourne. Presented every two years by UMSU, Mudfest has grown to encompass all forms of artistic expression.

 

Click ‘Going’ on the Mudfest Home 2021 Facebook event and follow @mudfestarts on Instagram for all the updates!

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. 

Dogfight

The Intercollegiate Activities Council (ICAC) is excited to present its 2021 musical, Dogfight!
It’s November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying, and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.
DISCLAIMER: The show contains acts of sexual assault, racial slurs, and mild coarse language. The show does not aim to glorify these actions but criticises them as a part of normal society in America during the 1960s.
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Performances

Thursday May 13: 7:30pm (Opening Night)
Friday May 14: 7:30pm
Saturday May 15: 7:30pm (Closing Night)

Venue

Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol Street, North Melbourne

Tickets

ICAC Members $20 | General Admission $25 at trybooking.com

Enquiries

For any enquiries please email icacmusical2021@gmail.com

The Sitzprobe 2021

Presented by University of Melbourne Music Theatre Association (UMMTA)

The Sitzprobe is a showcase of 5 short original pieces of musical theatre work.
It is an opportunity for writers to workshop their work in a supportive and collaborative environment with a dedicated team of performers, crew and band members to bring the work to life.
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Performance Dates

Friday 21 May 2021 at 7:30pm
Saturday 22 May 2021 at 7:30pm

Venue

The Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol Street, North Melbourne

Tickets

Concession / Student: $15
Adult: $20
Tickets now available at ummtatheatre.iwannaticket.com.au
UMMTA is committed to making performances accessible to the widest possible audience. We recognise that there may be a variety of barriers to attending theatre; financial, distance and travel time, and more. UMMTA has a limited number of discounted tickets for each show to help reduce these barriers. If you believe these barriers (or others) prevent you from attending the show, please contact the Equity Officer Megan Carney through email (charliebrown@ummta.org) with your preferred performance date. Please note that your tickets will only be confirmed once you have received confirmation from our Equity Officer.

Accessibility

The venue is a short walk (1 min / 100m) from the Victoria St / Errol St (Stop 11) number 57 tram stop.
The venue is a 10 minute / 750m walk from North Melbourne Railway Station.
There is ample parking near the club.
The venue and seating in the stalls is wheelchair accessible.
Please note that balcony seating is not wheelchair accessible.
This is a COVID-safe event.
UMMTA is committed to making performances accessible to the widest possible audience. We recognise that there may be a variety of barriers to attending theatre; financial, distance and travel time, and more. UMMTA has a limited number of discounted tickets for each show to help reduce these barriers. If you believe these barriers (or others) prevent you from attending the show, please contact us via email (equity@ummta.org) with your preferred performance date. Please note that your tickets will only be confirmed once you have received confirmation from our producers.

Production Team

Co-Producers: BRIDIE TURNER & DELYS RUSSELL
Production Manager: LEXI GREENBERG
Stage Manager: LORETTA COSTA
Musical Director: WILL MCMINN
Equity Officer: NAIDA SHERRIFF
Sound Designer: ROBERT SARGENT
Publicity Officer: LEXI GREENBERG

The 5 shows are as follows:

MADAME

Writer: LACHLAN BOLDT
Director: ERICA MOFFAT
Asst. Director: MATILDA MCCLINTOCK
Musical Director: DANIELLE ZUCCALA
Caroline: OLIVE CULLEN
Martha: LILY INFANTINO
Ellen: JAIMEE WHITE
Mary: ALICE SCHLIPALIUS
Alfred: BENJI ARNDT
Henry: DEMETRIUS KIRIAKIDIS
Annie: CRYSTAL SO
Lottie: EUNA CATAMPONGAN
Ensemble: JERRY GE

IT NEVER WAS A PHASE, KID

Writer: ALEX LANGDON
Director: HARRY TIBBALLS
Asst. Director: ABBEY CROWLEY
Musical Director: CLAIRE BELLO
Blair: LUISA D’INTINI
Ellie: ALICE SCHLIPALIUS
Quinn: SOFIA BILIC
Nic: JULIAN MACHIN
Evan: JACK LEAR
Ensemble: EDEN MCLEAN, MILLA SIEVERS, STEPH BROWN

ICARUS

Writer/Director: GADEN SOUSA
Asst. Director: ELLA MCDERMOTT
Writer/Musical Director: TORSTEN STROKIRCH
Icarus: LILY INFANTINO
Daedalus: BENJI ARNDT
Naucrate: MERRYN HUGHES
Angler: NINA HUGHES
Mayor: MATILDA SHERIDAN

THE SCARLET SUN

Writer/Director: ETHAN FRANCIS-D’AMOUR
Asst. Director: MARC ALOI
Musical Director: CHARLOTTE GREENSLADE
Adrian Scarlet: MICHAEL CAMPBELL
Florence Gold: MILLA SIEVERS
Elias Jade: DEMETRIUS KIRIAKIDIS
Pierre Dellatre: EUNA CATAMPONGAN
Yvonne Petit: KATIE TREASURE
Milo Kamaka: NABS ADNAN
Grace Walker: EDEN MCLEAN

THE DARK WEB

Writer/Director: ARIELLA GORDON
Asst. Director: MOLLY PETHICK
Musical Director: WILL MICMINN
Julie: MARCHELLA RUSCIANO-BARROW
Steve: JULIAN MACHIN
Anne: JACK LEAR

Telling Your Stories

Get inspired (and learn some practical skills to boot!) with UMSU Creative Arts and UHT’s Telling Your Stories workshop.
Guest speaker Glenn Shea is an Award-winning writer of An Indigenous Trilogy featuring Three Magpies Perched in a Tree, Masterpiece and Some Secrets Should Be Kept Secret.
He is a researcher/curator; his work including the History of Blak Theatre 1967 – 2000 with a one-year exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum (Sydney). Glenn is the inventor/facilitator of the Indigenous cultural education resource THE STORYTELLER Board Game, which provides knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal people, society and culture from a generic and non-political perspective through active learning pathways.
This class will empower you to tell your stories through artistic mediums… and, if you’re game, get them up in front of an audience for our Mudfest arts festival!
 When: Wed 28 April, 3pm-4:30pm | Zoom.
 Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/152245862473
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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.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Presented by University of Melbourne Music Theatre Association (UMMTA)

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical. The whole gang’s here! Bossy Lucy (Adeline Hunter) is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder (Melanie Verhagen) who doesn’t give her the time of day. Perfectionist Sally (Hayley Edwards) is still mocking blanket-toting Linus (Peter Lejins). Snoopy (Guy Webster) is in the doghouse, and “blockhead” himself, Charlie Brown (John Sharp), is in rare form.
Join the gang on vignettes spanning the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. Experience the sweet and joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang we all know and love, but with a fresh splash of insouciance and playfulness.
Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness” – “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” is the classic for you.
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Performance Dates

Thursday 13 May at 7:30pm *Opening Night*
Friday 14 May at 7:30pm
Saturday 15 May at 2:00pm
Saturday 15 May at 7:30pm
Sunday 16 May at 12:30pm
Sunday 16 May at 6:00pm *Closing Night*
All performances will be captioned.

Venue

St Ambrose Hall, 3 Dawson St, Brunswick VIC 3056

Tickets

Concession / Student: $25
Adult: $29
Tickets now available at: ummtacharliebrown.iwannaticket.com.au
UMMTA is committed to making performances accessible to the widest possible audience. We recognise that there may be a variety of barriers to attending theatre; financial, distance and travel time, and more. UMMTA has a limited number of discounted tickets for each show to help reduce these barriers. If you believe these barriers (or others) prevent you from attending the show, please contact the Equity Officer Megan Carney through email (charliebrown@ummta.org) with your preferred performance date. Please note that your tickets will only be confirmed once you have received confirmation from our Equity Officer.

Accessibility

The venue is a short walk (2 minutes / 140 metres) from the Dawson Street / Glenlyon Road (Stop 21) number 19 tram stop along Sydney Road. The venue is also a short walk (5 minutes / 450 metres) from Brunswick Station. There is a car park adjacent to the venue with disability parking spaces. The venue is wheelchair accessible. This is a COVID-safe event.

Acknowledgements

UMMTA acknowledges that we gather, work, and perform on the land of the Wurundjeri People. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Original Direction for this version of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Michael Mayer
Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson
“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC

Enquiries

For ticketing and accessibility enquiries please email charliebrown@ummta.org or message UMMTA on Facebook.

Production Team

Co-Producer – Liv Jackson
Co-Producer – Tom O’Sullivan
Director – Jared Smith
Movement Director – Teresa Giansiracusa
Music Director – Lachlan MacLaren
Assistant Music Director / Vocal Director – Bella Wiemers
Assistant Music Director / Repetiteur – Charlotte Greenslade
Production Stage Manager – Rachel Dwyer
Deputy Stage Manager – Miranda Larsson
Assistant Stage Manager – Celia Harvey
Costume Designer – Samantha Hastings
Assistant Costume Designer – Becky Silveira
Set Designer – Ella McDermott
Assistant Set Designer – Helena Cui
Lighting Designer – Natalya Shield
Sound Designer – Caidan de Win
Equity Officer – Megan Carney
Publicity Manager – Francis Cao
Assistant Publicity Manager – Liam Harris

Cast

Charlie Brown – John Sharp
Snoopy – Guy Webster
Lucy Van Pelt – Adeline Hunter
Sally Brown – Hayley Edwards
Linus Van Pelt – Peter Lejins
Schroeder – Melanie Verhagen
Dance Captain / Ensemble – Chloe Taylor
Ensemble – Rebecca Cecil
Ensemble – Rayhan Maskun

Band

Keys / Keyboard – Charlotte Greenslade
Electric / Double Bass – Jude Angove
Trap Set / Percussion – Angus McKean
Violin – Charlotte Crowley
Flute – Jenny Wang
Clarinet / Alto Saxophone – Matthew Castle
French Horn – Phoebe Rizzoli

Arty Party 2021

Start the year with a bang and come along to Arty Party!

The online soiree brought to you by the UMSU Creative Arts & Southbank Departments and supported by Union House Theatre..

Our theme is Cyberpunk. Prizes for best costume and makeup. Guest artist performance. Open mic sesh. Good times galore!

All students from any and all faculties are welcome!

Bust out that bustier and get expressive! See you there!

WHEN: Thursday 4 March 2021 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM AEST

WHERE: Zoom

TICKETS: This event is free but you must register in order to get the zoom link to join.

Book your ticket here: http://bit.ly/ArtyParty21

For updates, hit ‘Going’ or ‘Interested’ on the Facebook event

Arty Party Open Mic EOI

Show off your arty skills and feel all the love from your student artist community!
Whether you are an actor, musician, comedian, artist or anything in between, THIS IS FOR YOU!

Sign-up to perform here

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.

ENCORE: End of Year Zoom Party

Get weird, get fruity and come (zoom) party with us!

Our community of student artists and theatre makers have made some real gems this year, and deserve a party in their honour!

Join the UMSU Creative Arts department and their mates from Union House Theatre in celebrating everything arty and farty at our end of year Zoom party.

Cobble together your best FRUIT costume and come along to watch our final open mic night of the year, or sign up to perform!

What: Encore: End of Year Party

When: Thursday 26th November, 7pm

Dresscode: FRUIT SALAD

Cost: FREE!

Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/encore-end-of-year-zoom-party-tickets-129438549185

If you would like to perform please also fill out this google form! You can also sign up on the night!