TOoYA landscape


Talking Out Your Arts is a program of curated discussions with student artists. The idea is this: we go see a performance or exhibition of new student art work, then create a space to discuss the work and ask questions of the artist.  The aim of this program is give artists an opportunity to hear how audiences experience their work, the audiences a chance to engage with artwork more deeply, and also to give us all an opportunity to share what is important to us in art. What is art on campus doing?

In 2016 the conversations about self-care, diversity and risk in student theatre grew considerably. In an attempt to see these conversations continue in the long term, we are continuing Talking Out of Your Arts (TOoYA). For theatre this will mean a series of post-show Q and As that bring artists and audiences together to reflect on the culture of theatre making on campus in more detail. For visual art this will be a curated discussion in the gallery space, giving viewers a chance to respond to the work for the artist and audience to ask questions of each other.

To take part in TOoYA and enrich the conversations we have about student theatre, simply email arts@union.unimelb.edu.au with the dates of your production and preferred session time. We will assist with covering any extended hours needed in the theatre as part of the program. These Q&As can also be incorporated as part of your program – we can promote and attend your performance, but they do not need to need to be hosted by us, although they can be if you prefer.

The Days In Between

Image of a young woman with unknown hands reaching up to claw at her face

Talking Out of Your Arts #2 will run as a post show Q&A event for Four Letter Word Theatre’s The Days In Between, on in The Guild Theatre from the 26th-29th of April. We will have the chance to ask questions of the writer, director, and other key creatives.

WHEN: Post-show, Friday 28th of April

WHERE: The Guild Theatre, Union House, University of Melbourne, Parkvile 3010

The Days in Between is a NEW WORK of student theatre, written by Unimelb Student Sara Laurena and directed by Karla Livingstone-Pardy.

About the show:
‘The Days In Between follows Ira, a young woman living with the past through the present as it unfolds around her. She struggles to reconcile her dreams with reality, as the voice of her trauma speaks for her; threatening to consume her world. This piece is a surrealist reflection of the experience of living with a post-traumatic stress disorder.’ 

Courtesy of Four Letter Word Theatre

The Guild Theatre is a wheelchair accessible venue. TOoYA is a free event, however you must book tickets for the show itself. You can check out the show and purchase tickets via https://www.facebook.com/events/213779829105523/

CONTENT WARNING:
Please be advised that the play text features references to and enactments of trauma and associated anxiety and depression, sexual assault, relevant mental healthcare practices.
Show specific warnings will be provided by Front of House.

 

Romeo is Not the Only Fruit

romeo is not the only fruit

Talking Out of Your Arts #3 will run as a post show Q&A event for DisColourNation’s Romeo is Not the Only Fruit, on in The Guild Theatre from the 26th-29th of April.

WHEN: Post-show, Saturday the 6th of May

WHERE: The Guild Theatre, Union House, University of Melbourne, Parkvile 3010

About the show:

‘‘ROMEO IS NOT THE ONLY FRUIT’ marks DisColourNation’s DEBUT original full-length feature pilot theatrical extravaganza. Join us on a romp through familiar tropes made new as our CHORUS tries to keep the number of dead lesbians down, JULIET makes bad choices, and DARCY finds her way into someone else’s narrative.’ (Courtesy of DisColourNation)
The Guild Theatre is a wheelchair accessible venue. TOoYA is a free event, however you must book tickets for the show itself. You can check out the show and purchase tickets via https://www.facebook.com/events/213779829105523/

 

Inside the Belly of the Cosmic Fish

Inside the Belly of the Cosmic Fish

Facebook Event - 15th March - George Paton Gallery

The Days In Between

The Days In Between

Facebook Event - 28th April - The Guild Theatre

Romeo is Not the Only Fruit

Romeo is Not the Only Fruit

Facebook Event - 6th May - The Guild Theatre