2019 Projects

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2019 Student Theatre & Film Program

Check out our 2019 program of events featuring the annual Moat Festival, short devised works, cabaret, and our cutting-edge Activate Season. We have opportunities for actors, writers, directors, filmmakers, front of house volunteers, tech, and more.


Moat Festival 

8 - 23 March, with a special Launch event on Friday 1 March 2019.

The Moat Festival is an annual showcase of some exceptional emerging talent at La Trobe University. Moat Festival 2019 marks the 35th annual festival held at the university. The festival was launched in 1984 by then Vice-Chancellor J.F. Scott as an initiative to bring the University and the public together to participate in the performing arts. He viewed this first Moat Festival as an experiment to remove the intellectual barriers of higher education, a way to add a little to the life of the University.

The 2019 Moat Festival included:
Vernon God Little, based on the book by DBC Pierre and adapted by Tanya Ronder;
If the Truth be Told, written by Margaret Hickey;
They Saw a Thylacine, written by Justine Campbell and Sarah Hamilton;
Dream Play, based on the play by August Strindberg;
The Drag, based on the plays of Mae West;
Lovesick, a work in development cabaret by Jess Cook;
Barely a Queen, conceived and performed by Josh McFarland;
And The Moonlight Cinema.

24 Hour Play Project

Thursday 11 - Friday 12 April 2019. 

A collection of short plays created in just 24 hours. 

The Circus of Elsinore

27 May - 1 June 2019.
Stripped of her rightful position as Ringleader after her mother’s untimely death, young Hamlet needs to plot her way back up the ladder of the Circus of Elsinore. Pyjama Productions presents this adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Cabaret Show

28 May - 2 June 2019.
Let’s take you back in time to ITCHYCOO PARK for La Trobe Student Theatre's 2019 Cabaret Show. Featuring songs from the psychedelic ‘60s, this year’s Cabaret brings together some of the best singers and performers from La Trobe Student Theatre.

Short Works

6 - 10 August 2019.
A collection of short student written plays, produced and presented by students. Trapped, Short Works 2019 has tickets available now

Activate Season

23 August - 7 September 2019.
A season of performance that pushes the boundaries of theatre and art. 

The 2019 Activate Season included
Ruby Moon, written by Matt Cameron and directed by Erin Miller and Melody Leckie;
Attempts on Her Life, written by Martin Crimp and directed by Bob Pavlich;
Time to Go, written and directed by Walt Dyson;
Burn, but don't cry, written by Claudia Nugent and Nathan Milne and directed by Davina Wright;
And a play reading of Scott Leopold's A Most Unexpected Chorus.

LTU Revue

15 - 16, 18 - 20 October 2019.
An annual comedy sketch show written and produced by students. 

Other Projects

Have a project, event, or idea that you would like to pursue outside of our 2019 program? Get in touch with us to discuss further.