MUST Season 2024!


ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES


O-Fest MUST Info Table: O-Week: Mon 19 – Thurs 22 Feb, 11am – 3pm

Welcome to MUST Sessions: O Week: Mon 19 – Thurs 22 Feb, 3pm – 4pm, Recovery Day Fri 23 Feb 2pm – 3pm, Week One: Tues 27 Feb & Thurs 29 Feb 5pm – 6pm

Contemporary Dance Workshop For Everyone: O-Week only: Tues 20 Feb & Thurs 22 Feb, 4pm – 5pm

Auditioning Workshops: O-Week: Wed 21 Feb 4pm – 6pm, Recovery Day Fri 23 Feb 3pm – 5pm, Week One: Tues 27 Feb & Thurs 29 Feb 6pm – 8pm


ACROSS THE YEAR


Beginners & International Student Performance Program – a new model for these fun, accessible workshops
Several Cycles of 4 weekly sessions across the year Applications from Feb | Cycle One Starting Tues eve Wk Two

Here, Queer, Everywhere, a New Podcast exploring LGBTQIA+ Health and Wellbeing
Created and Hosted by Farheen Siddiqui, Jerry Jiang & Team with in Collaboration with MUST and Radio Monash

From Scratch Monologue Writing Group and Performances Led by Sam Pringle, starting Weds Wk 3

Community Co-Working Initiative Led by Amanda Dhammanarachci
Creatives coming together in a dedicated environment to work on their own projects alongside each other.


SEMESTER ONE PERFORMANCES & EVENTS


The MUST Season Launch Party! Wk 3 Thurs 14 March, 6pm till late
Meet our creatives, be entertained by talented students, make friends and hear about our plans, all at a great party!

A New Contemporary Dance Work  Auditions O-Wk & Wk One | Performances Wk 10, May 7 – 11
Created by Yasmin Bouzas & Su Min Lee, composed by Sofia Jorgovic & Su Min Lee

MUST and Bloomshed present We’re Banking On It! at fortyfivedownstairs
Auditions O-Wk & Wk One | Performances Wks 11 & 12, May 16 – 25
Ten years after the MUST production that launched the Bloomshed ensemble, we team up again with a reprised
corruption of Gogol’s The Government Inspector. Directed by James Jackson, created in collaboration with Bloomshed,
Designed by Nathan Burmeister

Stupid F##king Bird by Aaron Posner  Auditions O-Wk & Wk One | Performances Wk 13, May 28 – June 1
An irreverent contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull, following the life of Con, a struggling playwright.
Directed by Seamus Allan


SEMESTER TWO PERFORMANCES & EVENTS


MUST CabFest   EOIs from March May | Festival dates Wks 4 & 5, August 14 – 24
A brilliant, two-week festival filled with dynamic performances of music, comedy, circus, drag, magic and more!
Co Curated & Produced by Pavan Sundar and Sacha Acland

48 Hr Short Film Generator   Wk 8, September 13 – 15 (TBC)
Make short films in teams, responding to our prompts, over a weekend. Led by Lisa Baker

A new work exploring International Folk Tales at The Alexander Theatre
Creative leaders hired early Sem One, Auditions late Sem One | Performances Mid Sem Break, September 26 – 28
Presented by MUST in collaboration with MPAC, Artistic Director Yvonne Virsik, Set Design by Callum Dale

Postal Confessions by Chelsea Rabl Auditions Wk One | Performances Wks 11 & 12
A murder mystery romp, funnelled through the rich imagination of Ash, one of the post officers in a small town.
Directed by Amanda Dhammanarachci

Halloween Party & Interactive Performance Date TBA
Produced by Caitlin Begg

MUST Wrap Party and Awards Night! Mid – Late November

MUST Training Camp Late November / Early December
A week of workshops, art making, training and fun for MUST leaders in the High Country


WORKS IN DEVELOPMENT


– Lisa Baker – Film script in development
– Tavisshi Dhawan – The Mutineers, a playscript in development
– Madeline Willshire – a sci-fi playscript in development, set in a futuristic city 30 years after the robot revolution
– Oliver Anderson – an adaptation of Virgil’s Eclog, playscript in development
– Annabelle Wemyss – , a new devised work in development
– Bella Kourdoulos & Jill Doughty – After Artemis, a new devised work in development


SOME OF OUR PLANNED WORKSHOPS FROM SPECIAL GUESTS – DATES TBA


– Directing Theatre – Katie Mitchell’s Process with Olivia Staaf
– Access & Inclusion with Olivia Staaf
– Promo photography, Making Trailers, Creating Great Visual Marketing Assets with Elena Ruefenacht (creator of this featured image)
– The Theatre-Making Methodologies of Peter Brook with Imi Vassallo