2019 Activate

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Activate Season 2019

23 August to 7 September

The La Trobe Student Theatre & Film Activate season is a series of plays and events that push the boundaries of what theatre and art is. 2019 is no different with a stellar line-up of four full length productions and a reading of an original student work.

The 2019 Activate season includes:


RUBY MOON written by Matt Cameron and directed by Erin Miller & Melody Leckie

Ruby is missing. Her parents, Ray and Sylvie, spend their nights frantically trying to retrace her steps. As parts of Ruby’s doll arrive piece by piece in brown paper packages, it is up to you to discover exactly what happened to Ruby. 
Featuring Carl Pontisso & Evangeline Oster 
Catch Ruby Moon from 23 to 28 August in the Studio. Bookings can be made here.

ATTEMPTS ON HER LIFE written by Martin Crimp and directed by Bob Pavlich with original songs by Sarah Wall

Annie is a right-wing terrorist, a victim of a violent crime, and a pornographic star. Ann is a bicycling gardener donned in a woolly hat. Anny is a sleek new car. Attempts on Her Life attempts to capture the essence of a person, the essence of Anne.
Featuring Alan Lam, Cody Dunne, Jacinta Sciusco, Lewis Freeman, Mihailo Knezic, Morgan-Belle Holmes-Bradshaw, Rae Tuck, Raine Goodman & Sarthak Munjal with Antonia Gazzana as Stage Manager.
Catch Attempts on Her Life from 23 to 29 August in Menzies Theatre. Bookings can be made here.


TIME TO GO written and directed by Walt Dyson with assistance by Lucy Rees

Time to Go is a new play about growing up and regressing back, about our fears and the effect they have on those closest to us, about love and hate and everything in-between. Most of all, it’s about what to do when it’s time to go.
Featuring Abe Kortekaas, Erica Vandenberg, Jess Reuben & Silje Melsom.
Time to Go is on 30 August to 5 September in The Playroom. Bookings can be made here.

BURN, BUT DON’T CRY written by Claudia Nugent & Nathan Milne and directed by Davina Wright, partially devised by the cast.

Burn, but don’t cry is a radical re-imagination of who Petrarch could have been, and who they fell in love with. It is an ode to poetry, romance, and the idea of love. But it is also a play about waiting at a bus stop. About eating breakfast alone.
Featuring Claudia Nugent, Cole McKenna, Eren Sevki Dundar, Georgina McLaren, Isabelle Piccolo-Cody, Jessie Polites, Joseph Borellini, Nathan Milne, Tayla Court & Tong Guan

Burn, but don't cry is on from 2 to 7 September in the Studio. Bookings can be made here.

A play reading of AN UNEXPECTED CHORUS, written by Scott Leopold
An emergency Ecclesia is called in Athens. Eupolis, the beloved playwright and poet, has died in war. The state passes a law restricting all poets and playwrights from entering future conflicts for Athens. Dio, a down and out philosopher, is chosen for the Chorus and is tasked with writing and presenting a play at the prestigious Dionysia Festival with less than a month to prepare. Dio faces this daunting task of survival, embarking on a quest to create a play so obscure, abstract, and ambiguous that the Athenian people and the Guild accept it and he is granted amnesty from battle.
An Unexpected Chorus is on the 6 September at 12pm in the Playroom. It is a FREE event.

You can buy individual season tickets online through the above links. There will also be tickets on the door, an hour before the event, subject to availability. 
You can buy a season pass, giving you admission to every show in the 2019 Activate Season, at the STF office or at the door of your first show.

$20 Full / $12 Concession / $8 Student Union Members for individual Activate shows. 
$30 Full / $20 Concession / $15 Student Union Member for a Season Pass.

To see the full Activate brochure, jump over to ISSUU.