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Tech Thursdays

Presented by Union House Theatre

Come join the behind-the-scenes masterminds of theatre – the UHT Production team! – for a chat or advice about your next technical or digital creation for performance.

Want to know some old school theatre trickery, how to make props, how to build a zoom set, what lighting looks great on screen, do I need to use microphones for online performance or how to caption your recorded performances?

The UHT Production team has the technical expertise and know-how for IRL and online performances and everything in between!

Drop-in and run your wild ideas past them for some practical and creative solution-based advice.

Drop-in sessions:

Week 2: Thursday 11 March, 1:30pm–2:30pm

Week 3: Thursday 18 March, 1:30pm–2:30pm

Week 4: Thursday 25 March, 1:30pm–2:30pm

Week 5: Thursday 1 April, 1:30pm–2:30pm

Zoom Link: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/87921097272?pwd=OXhaMVVzZ3h6dTZpK3dLSmZVUFZ1UT09

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Participation is open to all University of Melbourne students.

If you have any questions email uht@union.unimelb.edu.au or call 83446975

Accessibility is very important at UHT. Please contact us so we can provide you with the right support to participate in this activity.

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.

Theatre Summer Fun

Presented by Union House Theatre

Join UHT’s Xanthe Beesley and Allen Laverty for a fun 45-minute theatre and movement workshop. Make a space in your living room/bedroom/backyard and get your body moving. We’ll be doing some physical warmups and theatre games plus some basic acting and impro exercises.

This is a great opportunity to meet some other students interested in performing.
Don’t worry if you haven’t done much performing before, be brave and join in!

All welcome (and we mean everyone).

When: Tues 2 March, 1.15pm – 2pm
Where: Zoom unimelb.zoom.us/j/84839425811
Cost: Free!
Register: theatresummerfun.eventbrite.com.au
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Participation is open to all University of Melbourne students.

If you have any questions email uht@union.unimelb.edu.au or call 83446975

Accessibility is very important at UHT. Please contact us so we can provide you with the right support to participate in this activity.

Instant Play Project

Presented by Union House Theatre

Do you LOVE acting, writing, directing, impro or devising for theatre?

Are you keen to make some new theatre friends at Uni?

Then this is the project for you! What better way to get to know other students than by creating and performing your own mini zoom play – and all in just 3 short, fun hours!

Starting with theatre games, acting and improvisation, you’ll learn all the tricks you’ll need. Then in small groups, you’ll be guided through the process to create your own magical theatrical creation which you’ll perform live on Zoom.

We don’t mind what you are studying, everyone is welcome at UHT!

No experience necessary. Be brave, jump in, and have heaps of fun along the way.

When: Fri 26 February, 2pm-5pm
Where: Zoom unimelb.zoom.us/j/81568715381
Cost: Free!
Register: instantplayproject.eventbrite.com.au
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Participation is open to all University of Melbourne students.

If you have any questions email uht@union.unimelb.edu.au or call 83446975

Accessibility is very important at UHT. Please contact us so we can provide you with the right support to participate in this activity.

You Can Ask That: UHT FUNdamentals

Join Union House Theatre’s team for a series of live ‘You Can Ask That’ Q&A live sessions via Zoom

Join us for the first session of the Semester where we will be answering all of your questions regarding Union House Theatre and how to get involved in Student Theatre.

Pop in for an informal chat about all things to do with the theatre on campus – how to get started, where to find news and audition call outs, how to start a theatre group, how to put on a play, what mentorships and workshops are available. No experience necessary!

UHT caters for all theatre interests: writing, acting, directing, producing, backstage and technical roles and more. Bring any questions you might have and let the UHT team try to answer them all!

Hosted by UHT’s Production and Venue Manager Khat Kerr.

All welcome.

When: Wed 24 February, 11am
Where: Zoom (unimelb.zoom.us/j/82700128426)
Cost: Free!
Register: ycatuhtfundamentals.eventbrite.com.au
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Participation is open to all University of Melbourne students.

If you have any questions email uht@union.unimelb.edu.au or call 83446975

Accessibility is very important at UHT. Please contact us so we can provide you with the right support to participate in this activity.

SummerFest Online: 23 & 25 February from 11am to 2pm

Meet your student representatives and learn more about your UMSU departments!

It would be kind of weird if the student union wasn’t actually run by students, right? There are a bunch of student representatives who work around the clock to ensure the activities and opportunities available to you are as fun and relevant as possible. Basically every area of uni life (and life in general) is covered by one of these departments. Hosted on Hopin (more info below) you can cruise around the virtual booths to chat with your student reps, learn more about UMSU’s departments or discover the perfect Club for you to find your new uni pals!

READ ON THROUGH THIS PAGE TO LEARN ABOUT:

  • Some of the super-fun things you’ll see in the booths, on stages, in conversations and workshops at SummerFest Online
  • Details on how to join the SummerFest Online event in Hopin (hint – get setup in advance!)
  • Tips on how to make your SummerFest Online experience flow without those annoying glitches that technology likes to throw at us.
  • Important info about the hows and whys we’re hosting SummerFest Online in 2021

 

Here’s some of the awesome stuff you can expect:

23 Feb

STAGE

🌟 11.00-11:15am: Head to the stage for the Welcome to Country with Aunty Di Kerr

🌟 11:30-11:55am: Stars from Union House Theatre  playreading an excerpt from the 2019 UHT production ‘The Lonely Crowd’

🌟 12:30–1:00pm:  Interview with Clea, the Students with Disabilities Representative on Students’ Council

🎸 1.00pm: Australian punk rockers Yours Truly performing an exclusive acoustic set just for YOU

 

SESSIONS

🌟 11:30am–12pm: Cook simple meals on a student budget in Cultural Cooking with UMSU’s POC and International departments.

🌟  12.00-1:00pm: Cook Vietnamese spring rolls with UMSU’s Enviro and Welfare departments

 

EXPO BOOTHS

🌟 11:00am-12:45pm: Pre recorded Q & A with artists about their experience with Arts Programs

🌟 11.15am – 2pm: Chat and Zine-make with Media! Join your Media reps as they make zines, and tell you all about their department.

🌟 11:20-2:00pm: Get to know your Queer department at their booth and play Queer Game Stream

🌟 11:20am-2:00pm: ‘Where Art Thou’! Join your Creative Arts student reps in their live crafty corner for some sweet serARTonin!

🌟 11:30am-12:00pm: Chat with UMSU’s Disability department about what they’ve got planned for this semester.

🌟  11:30am-2:00pm: UMSU Education Public Affairs present: Get to know the department, get involved and ask questions!!

🌟 12:30–1:30pm: Learn about dismantling racism at the People of Colour Active Anti-Racism workshop. *This workshop is non-autonomous, and non-POC people are encouraged to attend.

🌟 12:45-1:00pm: Let’s Talk Tech – Join the UHT team to chat through processes for designing for the stage.

🌟 1:00-1:30pm: Q&A with Brigit and Lindsay the Disability Officers.

🌟 1:00-1:45pm: Intro to Feminist Collectives: live workshop with the Women’s department

🌟 1:00-1:45pm: Welfare Kahoot trivia competition – getting to know the Welfare Department (with prizes!)

 

25 Feb

STAGE

🌟 11.00-11:15am: Head to the stage for the Welcome to Country with Uncle Dave Wandin

🌟 11:30-11:55am: Stars from Union House Theatre playreading an excerpt from the 2019 UHT production ‘The Lonely Crowd’

🌟 12:30–1:00pm:  Interview with Clea, the Students with Disabilities Representative on Students’ Council

🎸 1.00pm: Australian punk rockers Yours Truly performing an exclusive acoustic set just for YOU

 

SESSIONS

🌟12:00-12:30pm: Queer x Disabilities Panel

🌟1:30-2:00pm: Media x Women’s Workshop/Live Discussion on Representation of Women/Non-Binary People of Colour in the Arts.

 

EXPO BOOTHS

🌟 11:15am-1:00pm: Pre recorded Q & A with artists about their experience with Arts Programs

🌟 11:15am-2:00pm: Get to know your Queer department at their booth and play Queer Game Stream

🌟 11:15am-2:00pm: ‘Where Art Thou’ – Join your Creative Arts student representatives in their live crafty corner and get some of that sweet, sweet serARTonin!

🌟 11.15am – 1pm: Chat and Zine-make with Media! Join your Media reps as they make zines, and tell you all about their department.

🌟 11:30am-12pm: Find out about the Disabilities department and their upcoming events

🌟 11:30am-12pm: Welfare Kahoot trivia competition – UMSU and University hacks (with prizes!)

🌟 12:00-1:00pm: Enviro Tree-via, a fun kahoot quiz with the Enviro department

🌟 12:30-2:00pm: Kahoot with UMSU EdPub with questions relating to activism, UniMelb, Australian politics and more.

🌟12:45-1:00pm: Let’s Talk Performance – Come chat with UHT team about performance opportunities available to you.

🌟1:00-1:30pm: Q&A with Lindsay and Brigit the Disability officers for 2021.

 

How to join the SummerFest Online Hopin event.

(STEP 1) Open the event link:

  • Event link for SummerFest Online – 23 February is here
  • Event link for SummerFest Online – 25 February is here 

(STEP 2) Create a login using your UniMelb student email address, and ensure you read the Code of Conduct for participating in the event.

(STEP 3) Click ‘UMSU SummerFest Online’

(STEP 4) Click ‘Enter event’

(STEP 5) Access the different sections via the toolbar on the left:

Stage: Check out the fantastic line up of entertainment. Featured content will be presented like the Welcome to Country, UMSU President’s address, and more

Sessions:  A selection of live sessions with your student representatives which occur at scheduled times throughout the event.

Expo: Browse the various Clubs and Departments or use the search function to look for something specific.  Click on one of the virtual booths to join that space.

Networking:  Meet other students and your student representatives. Click on the Ready button for a minute or two of brief chat with another student chosen at random. After the chat, if you both agree, you’ll have the option to exchange contact details so you can stay connected with the person you have just talked to.  

 

Tips for the best event experience:

  • Use Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser
  • Use your desktop or laptop rather than phone
  • Close your other apps and internet tabs if you’re experiencing lag
  • Refresh your page if you get stuck

Keep an eye on the UMSU SummerFest page and follow UMSU on on Facebook and Instagram to stay across important updates, free events you don’t want to miss, and the occasional spicy meme.

 

 

Got more questions? Check out the SummerFest Hopin FAQs here and READ THE VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW:

Based on public health advice and the University of Melbourne’s  implementation of social distancing measures, UMSU continues to host the majority of our events online.

For the limited number of in person events, happening on campus, we continue to undertake continues government-recommended measures for all of our in-person events. If you’re coming to campus, make sure you carefully read the unimelb guidelines so you know your responsibilities to help us keep our campuses safe for everyone. Don’t come to campus if you are unwell.  Find out more about coming to campus on the UniMelb coming to campus page. Make sure you complete the online health declaration before coming as we may need proof of completion to enter UMSU events and spaces.

We also understand that this is a difficult and stressful time for everyone and we encourage you to check in on each other, help each other out where possible, and to continue to monitor and comply with public health advice. Additional information is available on the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and Australian Government Department of Health websites.

We urge everyone to continue to follow the advice of government health authorities with regard to maintaining good hygiene practices. Additional information is available on the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and Australian Government Department of Health websites.

 

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!

Everything is Fine

Presented by the Melbourne Uni Law Revue

Part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival

Time’s slipping away, days are melting into each other, when did we last go outside?!?…

But no worries, ‘Everything is Fine’!

The Melbourne University Law Revue is an annual sketch comedy show written, directed, and performed by students, and has entertained audiences for over 68 years.

This year, we’re screwing the theatre tradition and presenting a ten-part web series following a period in isolation with the cast. Filmed across Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle, and Dubai, the sketch show will give an insight into what happens when you leave a bunch of 20-somethings alone in iso…

When:

Wed 25 – Sat 28 November, 8:30pm every night.
Additional Matinee 3:00pm on the 28th.

Bookings:

Book your tickets atmelbournefringe.com.au
Pay-what-you-feel. Suggested price $10.

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The Team:

Directed by: Finn McGrath & Darcy Powell

Produced by: Coco Garner Davis & Peter Turner

Written and Performed by: Samuel Buckley, Izzy Carney, Aram Geleris, Ella Godwin, Bronte Locke, Cooper McDonald, Laura McKenzie, Louis Nicoll, Sofia Skobeleva, Shruti Sudarsan

Facet

Presented by Floor Work

“There was an undercurrent, some other part of me pulling the strings.”
Three people fight three monsters that have intruded into their bedrooms. They call for help, and find that it comes from unexpected places. Facet is an original physical theatre film, born from the creative interpretations of three student-written monologues.
“Needs fill the room like balloons, jostling for space.”
Facet is an experiment in interweaving theatre devising and film processes. Rehearsals took place remotely through Zoom, under the direction of Reis Low and the mentorship of Suzie Hardgrave. Floor Work would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which this production was made possible; we acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation, and the Māori peoples who are the tangata whenua of Aotearoa. Sovereignty of so-called Australia and Aotearoa were never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and to all Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples.
“The water becomes blocked unless a rock is moved.”
Watch Facet any time from 18 November – 20 December 2020, or join us for the Opening Night Launch Party! We will be welcoming Facet into the world with a watch party and a Q&A session with the cast and crew, so come and meet your friends online and help us celebrate the continued production of art in these challenging times.
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When:

Video: 18 November 7pm – 20 December 11:59pm
Opening Night Launch Party: 18 November 2020, 7 – 8pm. Digital doors open 6:45pm.

Duration:
Video: 15 minutes
Opening Night Launch Party: 60 minutes, 7 – 8pm

Where:

Opening Night Launch Party: Zoom
Video: Vimeo

Tickets:

Book your tickets via tickettailor.com
Based on your booking, you will receive a link to the video or the Opening Night Launch Party closer to the date. Opening Night Launch Party tickets also qualify you for video access throughout the viewing period. Opening Night Launch Party attendees will receive the video link after the party, so there is no need to buy a video ticket for later viewing if you are attending this event.
Capacity for the Opening Night Launch Party is limited. Please do not book a ticket to this event if you are unable to make this date. Please inform us if you can no longer make it to the Opening Night Launch Party if you have booked a ticket, so we can send you the video link and give your spot at the event to someone else.
Each ticket is AU$2.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds, $0 ticket allocations are available. Please email Finn at floorwork.um@gmail.com

Access:

Video:

  • Closed captions available in English
  • High visual rating with minimal dialogue, mostly abstract sound
  • Sudden loud sounds
  • Sudden bright lighting
  • Brief spinning with camera, may cause disorientation
Content Warnings:
  • Depictions of distress
  • Bodily distortion/ manipulation
If you have any questions, please email Reis at floorwork.um@gmail.com
Opening Night Launch Party:
This event will take the form of a ‘watch party’ of the video. Floor Work will be supplying attendees with a guide book for optimum viewing of the video with your friends on Zoom. Once we have collectively viewed the work, we will return to Zoom for a live Q&A with the cast and crew of Facet.
The video is captioned. For captioning of the live event, we recommend using webcaptioner.com in conjunction with Zoom. For instructions on how to use Web Captioner, or if you want to check device compatibility and alternatives, please refer to webcaptioner.com/help.
Please contact us at floorwork.um@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.

ENSEMBLE

Jacqueline Luty
Kaia Costanza
Zofia Witkowski-Blake

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Reis Low
Video Editor and Sound Designer: Seb Bardouille-Thompson
Creative Producer: Anny Biagioni
Production Support: Alison Ford
Design and Production Support: Finn McHenry
Marketing Manager: Euna Marie Catampongan
Monologue Writers: Hannah Winspear-Schillings, Ivy Crago and Jean Baulch

ABOUT US

Floor Work is a student-run theatre group that collaboratively devises movement-based, original and reimagined performance works.

Facebook @floorwoor | Instagram @floorwork.um | Email floorwork.um@gmail.com

Love and Loathing on the Internet

A lecture about art and identity in the digital age

The Dirty Laundry Collective and Union House Theatre invite you to roll out of bed for a playful lecture-performance and forum.

You’ve explored our program of online experiments and encounters – between here and when I tell you. Now, round out your experience with this chance to hear from members of the Dirty Laundry Collective about what even is a web-stage and what did they discover while making it.

Join Dirty Laundry Collective members Alice and Luke to ask: If we’re all performing ourselves online, what’s the difference between digital “art” and everyday expression? How do you safely perform online, maintaining both your own privacy and your audience’s peace of mind? What are we missing out on, when we’re looking at art on the internet?

Saturday morning is as good a time as any to ask the big questions – join our creative team as they as playfully search for meaning in a digital-art-age.

When: Saturday 24 October  at 11am

Duration: 60mins  

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free

Register: dirtylaundrylove.eventbrite.com.au

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Accessibility: For live captioning of this event, we recommend using webcaptioner.com in conjunction with Zoom.

If you have any questions email uht@union.unimelb.edu.au or call 83446975

Accessibility is very important at UHT. Please contact us so we can provide you with the right support to participate in this activity.


We acknowledge that we live, work and create on the lands of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging. We extend that respect to all First Nations people, and the long and rich histories of storytelling, art and culture on this land. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.