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'The Dollhouse', photography: Daisy Noyes
New adaptation of &lsquot;˜The Dollhouse’ by Daniel Schlusser

13 Sep 2011

Director Daniel Schlusser is staging a new adaptation of Ibsen’s classic play The Dollhouse at fortyfivedownstairs, featuring VCA acting alumni. This “contemporary domestic horror” had its genesis in a 2007 production at the VCA....

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The Centre for Cultural Partnerships awarded University Staff Engagement project grant

08 Sep 2011

The Centre for Cultural Partnerships has been awarded a University of Melbourne Staff Engagement project grant, to support the development of its intercultural arts project 'African Voices of Carlton'. The Centre has also received funding from the Department of Immigration & Citizenship, Diversity and Social Cohesion Program.

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'West Side Story', 2011, photo: Jeff Busby
Music Theatre students graduate with West Side Story Performance

08 Sep 2011

The production of the timeless Bernstein and Sondheim collaboration marks the culmination of the students’ three years of Music Theatre studies. It also celebrates the future of Music Theatre studies at the VCA...

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Alumni create new production of 'Pains of Youth'

06 Sep 2011

Kristina Brew and Ben Pfeiffer talk to to Robin Usher from The Age about their forthcoming production, Pains of Youth, opening at the Malthouse on Friday: Acclaim for brutal coming-of-age.


One of the Alma Mater 'pods'
Lecturer's work with new technology celebrated at Edinburgh Fringe

02 Sep 2011

Robert Walton's current work with Fish & Game, Alma Mater, has received widespread critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe...

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Deborah Cheetham
Indigenous Opera star appointed head of Wilin Centre

02 Sep 2011

Internationally acclaimed Australian Indigenous soprano, Deborah Cheetham, has been appointed Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts at the Faculty of the VCA and Music.

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VCA students and alumni nominated for AACTA awards

01 Sep 2011

Justin Olstein’s 2010 VCA short film Adam's Tallit has been nominated for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Short Fiction Film...

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Master of Sound Design student Luke Haralampou talks about slam poetry competitions

31 Aug 2011

Read Kathy Evans' article "Get your metre running ..."  in The Age.


Siobhan Stagg
Young Australian soprano wins Meistersinger competition in Austria

19 Aug 2011

Australian opera singer and Melbourne Conservatorium student Siobhan Stagg looks set for international stardom after winning three major prizes at a prestigious aria competition held in Austria last week.

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Asia's leading playwrights en route to the VCA

15 Aug 2011

The Arts Centre is working with Za-koenji Public Theatre, Tokyo and the VCA to present a variety of free public readings on 18 and 19 August as part of the Kenneth Myer Asian Theatre Series...

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August e-newsletter

12 Aug 2011

Read the August edition of the VCA and Music e-newsletter.


Edward Shabba, Appiah Annan and Julius Sackey from Asanti Dance Theatre with students from Carlton Primary School, at the official announcement of funding for the 'African Voices of Carlton' project.
Centre for Cultural Partnerships leads Carlton Cultural Project

10 Aug 2011

A team of artists, writers, cultural storytellers and musicians will engage with the predominantly African migrant community at the Carlton Primary School...

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