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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.

Movement Jam

Creating movement with members of the Dirty Laundry Collective

The Dirty Laundry Collective and Union House Theatre invite you to an afternoon of movement.

A workshop for the ‘exploratory creative’. Come and join Reis and Anny, two movement-makers from the Dirty Laundry Collective, for an afternoon of free movement jamming and a shared insight into process.

Get a glimpse into the movement practices that these artists engaged in for the making of works as part of the UHT project – between here and when I tell you.

Reis and Anny will take you through some collective and individual approaches to movement creation in an online world. Whether you want to indulge your body for the afternoon, or aspire to devise performance through movement – this workshop is for you. No prior experience required.

When: Friday 23 October at 3pm

Duration: 90mins  

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free

Register: dirtylaundrymovement.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.

The Dirty Laundry Dinner

We do dinner a little differently…

The Dirty Laundry Collective and Union House Theatre welcome you to the opening night of between here and when I tell you.  

Before you draw back the curtain and begin your exploration of our program of online performance experiments, encounters and events, you are cordially invited to join us for dinner.  

As the light falls, and a chill descends we will meet you in a private corner of the internet for an evening of food, conversation, games and intrigue. 

Come meet our eclectic bundle of artists, let them tell you a story, lead you through a dance. By the end of the night, we hope you’ll feel a little warmer. 

RSVP using the link below and your invitation, with further event details (including suggestions of byo snack ideas!) will be emailed to you shortly. 

When: Thursday 22 October at 7pm

Duration: approx. 90 mins

Location: Zoom 

Cost: Free

RSVP: forms.gle/MNTBiNnDhk2EzSG68

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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.

Medleys 2020 – Spa Wars: A New Soap

Presented by Medleys – the Med Revue

Hey ho! HERE WE GO!
You didn’t think a global pandemic would stop us, did you?
Ladies and Gentlethems, lads and ladettes, it is with the utmost pleasure that Medleys presents our all original Zoomsical for 2020 – Spa Wars: A New Soap.
Medleys the Med Revue comprises current medical students, and each year we write, direct, and perform a comedy show at the University of Melbourne, with all proceeds going to charity.
However, In light of tHeSe UnCeRtAiN tImEs… we’ve evolved. No longer bound to our fleshy, clammy bodies, this year Medleys is online! And, as is the case for everything else in society, that means Zoom!

 

What: An all original Zoomsical – that is, a zoom musical comedy – written and performed by Medleys, the Med Revue, and featuring space, spies, intergalactic intrigue and ABBA.
When: Friday October 23rd (Grand Final Day Eve). Time: 7:30.
Where: Zoom!
HOW DO I SIGN UP??
Please RVSP Going to this facebook event, and look out for further ticketing information coming soon!
How much?: Free! This year we had chosen Black Rainbow as our nominated charity, so donations to Black Rainbow are strongly encouraged.

Medleys thanks the following groups for their support: the University of Melbourne Medical Students’ Society, the Graduate Student Association, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and Union House Theatre.

between here and when i tell you

Presented by Union House Theatre and the Dirty Laundry Collective

A program of online performance experiments, encounters and events.

Facilitated by Xanthe Beesley in collaboration with Zoe Scoglio.

When: 22-24 October

For full program see HERE


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: Digital Performance Making

Union House Theatre has been running a series of live ‘You Can Ask That’ Q&A sessions via Zoom. Jump online for the final YCAT of the year!

For this session, the UHT team talk about what it means for emerging artists to be thrown into a world of making digital performance. Over the past few months, UHT have been working with a group of artists from our community as they tackle making work online and in new ways. With help from UHT, these artists have formed a group called the Dirty Laundry Collective – and this is your chance to chat with them about all of your questions regarding the creation, development and showcasing of digital performance works. The artists have been working solo, but alongside one another – this is a great opportunity to ask them how they have been inspired and supported during this time.

Come join us for an informal chat as we talk about ‘what even is digital performance?’, industry trends and examples of artists and performers exploring and working in online spaces.

Bring any questions you might have and let the panel try to answer them all!

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

When: Wed 14 October, 2 pm
Where: Zoom 
Cost: Free!
Register: ycatdigitalperformance.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.

Just Pass The Papadums, Katherine

 

Presented by Four Letter Word Theatre

 

In light of COVID-19 restrictions, Four Letter Word (FLW) has decided to go virtual as the show must go on! We’re bringing to you a ‘hot read’ of this new Australian play, ‘Just Pass the Papadums, Katherine’ written by Chenturan Aran and directed by Ella Kamer.

 

‘Just Pass the Papadums, Katherine’ is a bold and comic exploration of family, assimilation, grief and the struggle to master your racial identity. The play explores the murky politics of international adoption and one adoptee’s attempt to discover his buried past.

 

‘Just Pass the Papadums, Katherine’ has been in development for the past nine months. In semester one Chen was given the opportunity by FLW to devise the script with mentorship from actress and comedian, Stephanie Teitelbaum. Chen was then accepted into Union House Theatre’s virtual writer in residence program, where he worked alongside Palestinian playwright, author and poet, Samah Sabawai to further develop this script. ‘Just Pass the Papadums, Katherine’ remains a work in progress and will continue to be developed by Chen following FLW’s play reading.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Thursday 1st October 7 PM
Friday 2nd October 7 PM
Saturday 3rd October 7 PM
Running time – 2 hours
Q&A- We will also be running an optional Q&A on the 1st of October from 9:00-9:30 pm where audience members will have the chance to talk to our creative team about the process of theatre-making in an online world, as well as to our playwright Chen.

 

VENUE
This play reading will be taking place virtually over Zoom. It will be in a webinar format so the audience’s camera will not be turned on. You will receive the link to the webinar in your ticket purchase confirmation email.

 

TICKETS
Tickets are pay as you feel.
Bookings: buytickets.at/fourletterwordtheatre/417808
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ABOUT US
FLW Theatre was founded in 2010 with the aim to produce accessible, contemporary works and performances primarily for young performers and audiences interested in the value of live performance, diverse perspectives and provocation. FLW Theatre works with creatives of all backgrounds and various skill levels to unearth diverse and fresh talent.

This event is taking place online but many of us live and work on the lands of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nations. Sovereignty was never ceded. FLW Theatre would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging.