Union House Theatre
Union House Theatre (UHT) is the hub for co-curricular student theatre at the University of Melbourne. We program performances, masterclasses and events giving students a taste of professional practice. We have been nurturing student playwrights, directors, performers and technicians since 1969! Union House Theatre is staffed by industry professionals who can advise and assist you in all aspects related to performance and production.
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Petra Kalive & Xanthe Beesley – Artistic Director/Theatre Coordinator
Petra and Xanthe’s role is to provide support and guidance for students embarking on performance projects. Whether you are seeking particular advice on a project, wanting a sounding board for an idea, looking for career guidance, or need help in solving a problem, the Artistic Director can help! Come in and discuss ideas, pitch a project or show us your script!
The Artistic Director also runs workshops and directs the UHT production.
e: artistic(at)union.unimelb.edu.au | p: 83446961
Erin Adams – Administration and Development Officer
Erin is the one to see when you want to sign up for workshops, book a rehearsal room or start your own theatre group. She manages the website, Facebook and Instagram, as well as the weekly theatre enews ‘Followspot’. You can also chat to Erin about how to better publicise your production!
e: uht(at)union.unimelb.edu.au | p: 83446975
Khat Kerr – Production and Venue Manager
Khat can help you out with all the backstage aspects of a theatre production. She is the one to see for a run down of the responsibilities of key production roles and can show you how to create an effective and realistic production schedule that will bring together all the technical elements required to make your show a success!
e: production(at)union.unimelb.edu.au | p: 83444839
Clynton Jones – Head Technician
Clynton is here to provide help and advice on all the technical aspects of theatre. Whether you need to make a snowstorm on stage, recreate the “brown” note or just want to know what a gobo is, Clynton is a one stop shop. You can also see him if you need to hire lighting, sound or staging equipment.
e: technician(at)union.unimelb.edu.au | p: 83443624
Allen Laverty & Jim Stenson – Stage Carpenter/Mechanist
e: carpenter(at)union.unimelb.edu.au | p: 83443624
Isabella Vadiveloo – Student Theatre Archivist & Curator