Red: Adaptation Workshops

Expressions of Interest Open

Workshop series facilitated by UHT's Artistic Director Xanthe Beesley & guest artist Liv Satchell.

Adapting a story, poem or even a fairy tale is a rich place for any creative to begin when you want to generate ideas for a new project.

In this workshop series we will explore pre-existing versions of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ as starting points for new ideas. You will develop the beginnings of a new work: a character, scene, physical performance, or monologue (for example) which responds to the themes within the work. There are no limits on what you might create. You will also have the chance to contribute to the development of a new play text.

These workshops are perfect for anyone interested in playwriting, performing, devising theatre, dance or contemporary performance making, and people interested in using these processes of exploration to feed their work in another art form such as visual arts or creative writing. This is an opportunity for people wanting to learn about how adapting pre-existing texts can be a rich source of material, ideas and creativity.

Through provocations, generative exercises and feedback, participants will work toward a short ‘scratch night’ showing of ideas at UMSU Creative Arts' 'Tastings' held between 11 – 24 September. This is an optional part of the project.


Session 1 – Friday 12 Aug, 11am-2pm
Session 2 – Friday 19 Aug, 11am-2pm
Session 3 – Friday 26 Aug, 11am-2pm
Session 4 – Friday 2 Sep, 11am-2pm
Session 5 - Friday 9 Sep, 11am-2pm
Session 6 - Friday 16 Sept, 11am-2pm
Performance – Friday 16th September, evening (as part of Tastings)

Where: Workshops will be held in the Rehearsal Room, Level 3, Arts & Cultural Building, Parkville

Participation in this project is free and is open to all University of Melbourne Students.

To get involved, please fill out this form by Monday 8th August, 11:59pm.