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UHT Directing Lab

Presented by Union House Theatre
With Guest Artist Liv Satchell

Applications for this project have now closed.

Have you always wanted to learn more about the art and process of the director?! Now’s your chance with this fun intensive for budding directors.

The Directing Lab is a six-week crash course in directing for theatre, led by director and writer Liv Satchell. It will explore the role of the director, how to dream about your play and turn it into action, the clues you need to look for in a script and what a rehearsal room looks like. Participants will create and share project visions and gain a sense of what kind of theatre they’d like to make, and how directing might get them there.

Participants must be available to commit to all sessions.

When: Tuesdays at 5 pm – 7 pm from Week 7 to Week 12 (with a break for Mid- Semester).
Dates:  Sept 15, 22, 29, then Oct 13, 20, 27
Cost: Free
Applications for this project have now closed.


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Liv Satchell is a theatre-maker, writer, dramaturg and facilitator trained at the VCA (Masters of Directing 2015) and the University of Sydney. Her practice focuses on building community platforms for emerging artists, on new writing development, and on producing original work through her company VIMH. Her current body of work The Grief Trilogy includes the plays I sat and waited but you were gone too long (La Mama Explorations 2016), my sister feather (La Mama Courthouse 2018) and let bleeding girls lie (scheduled for 2021 production). Her plays have been variously shortlisted for the Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights, the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, the Max Afford Playwrights Award, and the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. She was nominated for Best Director at the 2019 Green Room Awards for my sister feather and let bleeding girls lie has been selected to represent Oceania at the 12th International Women’s Playwright Conference in Montreal in 2022. She is interested in how loss and grief are embodied, in feminine dramaturgies that seek value outside of traditional narrative paradigms, and in the possibilities of liveness in performance.


Participation in Workshops and Masterclasses 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.