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.
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 includes:
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.
A collection of short plays created in just 24 hours. Some of La Trobe's keen theatre-makers will meet on Aprill 11 to write and rehearse a play in just one day which will then be performed for the community on Friday 12 April. Watch this space for sign-ups to this fun and frantic project!
28 May - 2 June 2019.
The Cabaret Show is an annual tradition of a themed and entertaining night of cabaret held at the end of Semester One. Auditions will take place on 27 March in the playroom.
6 - 10 August 2019.
A collection of short student written plays, produced and presented by students. Submissions for plays are open NOW and closing on 3 May 2019. Auditions will be in mid-May.
23 August - 7 September 2019.
A season of performance that pushes the boundaries of theatre and art. Auditions for this season will occur in early May.
16 - 19 October 2019.
An annual comedy sketch show written and produced by students.
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.