PEST 16 – Piercing Examination of Student Theatre
Back to the Future
PEST16 will explore the place of student theatre in the lives of young university students, in the then and now.
Focusing primarily on the current climate and rich history of Melbourne’s student theatre scene, PEST16 aims to challenge and question how far student theatre has come, and how far it has to go.
Join us as we question and learn from contributors to the student theatre community from the last five decades, and draw on what we’ve learnt to improve student theatre in the future.
April 9, University of Melbourne, Guild Theatre
10am – 6pm
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The lunchtime session for this event is: Performing Shakespeare – a University of Melbourne Student Theatre Retrospective
PEST 2016 Program
Acknowledgement of Country and keynote address Bonnie Leigh-Dodds and Isabella Vadiveloo
Panel guests are asked to bring and present a 5-minute provocation in regards to the following topics. Following these presentations, they will discuss what has just been brought up amongst themselves in a facilitated panel. Following this, audience members are invited to ask questions and discuss openly the subjects of discussion.
How To Make Theatre When No One in the World Wants You
Panellists include: Adam Cass, John Paul Fischbach, Fleur Kilpatrick, Tim Stitz, Clare Watson
11:50-12:00 GUILD THEATRE 10 minute break
Politics and Risk in Student Theatre- Where has it gone?
Panellists include: Elbow Room (Emily Tomlins + Marcel Dorney), Candy Bowers, Fregmonto Stokes, Josie Byrt
Performing Shakespeare – a University of Melbourne Student theatre Retrospective exhibition
At this time, participants are invited to enjoy a catered lunch.
This time will be for socializing, and connecting
Extended lunch and conversations
Life After Student Theatre
Panellists include: Felix Ching Ching Ho, Declan Greene, Bottled Snail (Alex Finemore), Piper Huynh
4:45-6:00: GRAND BUFFET Afternoon action plan
Facilitated discussion for action. We will discuss what has been talked about during the day, and ask, “Well, what’s the relevance?” From the discussions we’ve had, “What do we want to continue? What do we want to bring back? What do we want to pioneer?”