UHT Peer Mentors

G’day, we are your resident UHT Peer Mentors! Our names are Dominic Weintraub (he/him) and Sodi Murphy-Shrives (they/them). We are UoM graduates and alumni of the UHT Student Theatre community.

We will be hanging around campus and having conversations, hosting events, handing out delicious pizzas, and stirring up an appropriate amount of theatrical trouble.

We are very friendly, and can always help point you in the right direction, give you advice about setting up your own projects or company and help you get the most out of this vibrant community.

So come say hi. Ask your questions. Challenge us to a dance battle. We’re here to help make theatre on campus as rewarding, dynamic, and accessible as possible. Please feel free to get in touch by emailing: UHTPeerMentors@gmail.comWe’d love to hear from you.

We are doing a lot of things, so check out Insta for updates about what we’re up to!

A Bit About Us…

Dominic Weintraub (he/him) is a theatre maker and arts facilitator based in Melbourne. A graduate from the University of Melbourne and the VCA, Dominic has performed for Arts Centre Melbourne in their collaboration with the NGV (Huddle); with American theatre makers Lawrence Lewis and Devon Paulson on ALONE – their first-ever Australian show; and with Punctim Inc. on their Green Room Award-winning artwork Public Cooling House. Working with the performance collective Pony Cam, he is involved in the creation of community-based, devised performances.

Sodi Murphy-Shrives (they/them) is a queer trans-non-binary interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker and director. They have worked extensively in theatre and film, often bringing their body-focused, devised and collaborative process to each new creative project. They graduated Melbourne Uni in 2018, with a Bachelor’s of English & Theatre, and have a Bachelor of Film & TV from Swinburne University. During their time at Melbourne Uni, they played Hamlet in MUSC’s 2014 production of Hamlet, and directed Filthy Rick in 2017, for which they won Best Show and Best Director and the UHT Awards. They recently became a member of Melbourne’s Playback Theatre Company.

UHT peer mentor program participants in 2023.

Pictured: Participants of the 2023 UHT Peer Mentor Program with Dom & Sodi. 

"Dom and Sodi are a gift to the Unimelb theatre community — I learnt oodles about devising theatre and made lasting friendships through their generative, engaged, and relentlessly kind mentorship. Their support and genuine belief in their mentees enabled me to give creating work for Mudfest a crack, which became a highlight of the year for me. I would not have had the confidence to put on independent work if not for Dom and Sodi and the beautiful creative community they seed wherever they go!" - Peer Mentor program participant