2013 Overview

Engagement

Facilitating/Chairing Public Events

A Small Prometheus – Arts House Melbourne – Post-show discussion with choreographer Stephanie Lake, sound designer Robin Fox and the dancers. 17 October 2013

Whelping Box – Arts House Melbourne – Post-show discussion with Branch Nebula. 6 September 2013

I’m Your Man – Arts House Melbourne – Post-show discussion with director Roslyn Oades and cast. 5 September 2013

Prompter – Arts House Melbourne – Post-show discussion with Hydra Poesis. 15 August 2013

Boards

NextWave Curatorial Advisory Committee 2012-2013, selecting artists for the Kickstart programme and the NextWave Festival.  Representing Theatre and Live Art/Performance.

Artistic Council, St Martin’s Youth Theatre

Press Publications

Acting up – climate change cause needs performers’ help The Conversation – 8 July 2013

In the press

VCA Premieres New Plays – Article/Interview – The Age  – November 7 2013

Arts Education: Utopia and Horrors, Real thinking in an ideal vein – Article/Interview – Real Time – Issue 116, August 2013

Research

Papers

Walton, R “Bewilder, Be Wilder and Grow Up: On Learning How to Behave. Reflections on Immersive Performance in PaR Work Alma Mater (2011).” The International Federation of Theatre Research 2013, Barcelona

Performances

Near and Far by Fish & Game, Premiere 17 February 2013 Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland, UK Role: Video, Performer (video).

It’s an Earthquake in My Heart after Goat Island, Premiere 25 October 2013, Victorian College of the Arts Role: Director, Adaptation

Conferences

International Federation of Theatre Research – Barcelona

Tipping Point Australia Forum – Canberra

Learning and Teaching

Introduced the second year of the new Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice) at the Victorian College of the Arts which commenced in February 2012.

Subject Coordination

  • Acting and Performance Making 1A
  • Performance Practice 1A
  • Acting and Performance Making 1B
  • Performance Practice 1B
  • The Actor’s Process
  • Acting and Performance Making 2A
  • Performance Practice 2A
  • Acting and Performance Making 2B
  • Performance Practice 2B
  • Improvisation: Text, Body and Action

Promotion

Promoted to Associate Head of Theatre and Undergraduate Coordinator in August 2013.

Planning

Curating and Programming

Curating Hot! New Australian Dance and Performance at Tramway for Glasgow 2014, The XXth Commonwealth Games (in progress) – June 2014

Festival of New Work, degree show of BFA Theatre Practice at VCA and regional tour – September 2014

In Your Hands, a season of newly commissioned work at Arts House Melbourne exploring digital theatre in public space – April 2016

Education

Developing Honours degree BFA (Honours) Theatre Practice at VCA – 2015

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