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Theatrum Botanicum: the choreography of ecology
by Sarah HallGregory Lorenzutti has united his life’s passions for dance and ecology in Theatrum Botanicum, which opens this week at the Victorian College of the Arts, with Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance and Production students. A Brazilian-born dancer, choreographer, photographer and urban farmer, Lorenzutti comes from a farming and conservation lineage. His father and grandfather were taxidermists of Brazilian fauna.
VCA Production graduate pulls back the curtain on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Darcy Wischer is a Melbourne-based stage manager currently working on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, and the only production of Harry Potter running worldwide. The production received a record-breaking number of Britain's Olivier Awards, and six Tony Awards from the Broadway season. Darcy graduated from the Bachelor of Fine Art (Production) in 2019. Here, he talks more about his pathway from studying to professional placement.
Meet Richard Roberts, Head of Design at the Victorian College of the Arts
Richard Roberts is an Australian freelance theatre designer and design teacher, based in Melbourne. His design experience includes designs for drama, dance, film, television and opera. Since his first professional engagement in 1977 as a resident designer at the State Theatre Company of South Australia, he has worked for all the major performing arts companies in Australia as well as working extensively internationally. He is now the Head of Design and Associate Professor at the Victorian College of the Arts. Here, he tells us what is currently exciting him in his field.
Meet Jo Briscoe, Lecturer and Course Coordinator in Design and Production at the University of Melbourne
Jo Briscoe is a production designer working in film and television and is a Lecturer in Design at the Victorian College of the Arts. Her professional design practice includes design for both stage and screen. Since completing her MFA in Design, she has maintained a diverse practice across theatre, opera, film and television. Here, she answers some of our burning questions about studying Design and Production at the VCA.
Meet Lisa Osborn, Head of Production at the University of Melbourne
Lisa Osborn has worked as a stage manager throughout Australia and internationally and has been at the VCA since 2018. She has worked on productions for many leading companies, including Malthouse Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, Chunky Move, and Australian Dance Theatre, as well as presentations at major arts festivals including Edinburgh International Festival, Sydney Festival, Perth Festival, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Brisbane Festival, and MONA FOMA. Lisa took some time to tell us a little bit about the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production) at the University of Melbourne.
Five Questions for Lauren Gould, Master of Production Design for Screen student
Master of Production Design for Screen student Lauren Gould discusses her career-defining internships in film and television.
Meet Nathan Santamaria, Design and Production student at the University of Melbourne
Nathan Santamaria is a sound designer, engineer and composer studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design and Production), he talks about travelling to Prague this year to attend an industry event and why it is important to love what you do.
Meet Bethany Fellows, Master of Design for Performance student, University of Melbourne
Although Bethany Fellows knew she wanted to study at the Victorian College of the Arts, she never knew she’d end up studying stage design in the Master of Design for Performance – but from making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to making tiny furniture, stage design was definitely the right choice.By Kelly Southworth
Flamingos, giants, and School of Rock: backstage with VCA Production students
Without sound designers, stage managers, and set and costume designers, many stage, screen and music performances would never get off the ground. We spoke to three graduating Production students about their profession, philosophies, favourite projects, and what’s on the horizon for next year.By Susanna Ling
How to digitally render Ned Kelly as a woman going to a ball
The theatre of fake news: Polygraph speaks truth to a post-truth era
In a time characterised by fake news and political dishonesty, how are we to understand truth? Such is the subject of enquiry in Polygraph, part murder mystery, part love story and full boundary-pushing physical theatre that speaks truth to a “post-truth” era.By Sarah Hall
William Tell-all: behind the scenes of the epic Victorian Opera production
Victorian Opera’s latest production is set to be bigger than Ben Hur. Ahead of opening night on 14 July, we caught up with former Melbourne Conservatorium of Music student and William Tell cast member Jeremy Kleeman to find out more.As told to Susanna Ling
Two-minute interview: Maude Davey, director of Mongrel
Actor, writer, director, and Victorian College of the Arts alumna Maude Davey tells us more about the VCA’s new music theatre variety show, Mongrel. By Susanna Ling
Gloria and Beatus vir – meet the cast and crew
An all-sensory experience in the historic St Paul’s cathedral blending early music, modern visual spectacle, and the timeless genius of Vivaldi? Uh, yes please! By Susanna Ling
How I launched a web series concept then lost control
Masterminding a cross-disciplinary project for 126 students was hard – but not a patch on those feelings of professional redundancy. By Andrew O’Keefe, Lecturer in Film and Television