Cabaret Festival - Expression of Interest
Now in its fifth year, the MUST Cabaret Festival is an inclusive opportunity for diverse volunteer performers to entertain, entice and showcase their talents across a curated two-week season. Cabaret is a form of theatrical entertainment. It can feature music, song, dance, recitation, drama, burlesque, drag, comedy, magic, anything!
Calling all first years and new MUSTers! Interested in getting involved at MUST but not too sure where to start? Want to make new friends, but iso’s making it hard? We’re here for you!
We’re Sarah and Dhruvi, MUST’s Social, Cultural & Community Officers for 2020, and we’d love to get to know you!
If you’re interested in joining MUST, learning more about theatre, or making new friends, we’re the ones to talk to. We’re organising small (4 people max.) thirty-minute chats with us to introduce you to MUST and answer any questions you might have. You’ll meet some friendly new faces, and we’ll help you get involved in our community and areas of theatre that take your fancy!
Interested? Sign up on our Google Form and we’ll be in contact!
SEAGULLS: a refugee & immigration story-telling project
Are you an immigrant or do you come from a family with an interesting immigration story? Are you a refugee? Is intercultural understanding important to you? You don't need any performance experience to get involved in Seagulls - director Roxana Paun-Trifan will guide you the whole way!
Seagulls 2020 is a multilingual performance in which participants present a piece of poetry, writing, original music or something else that they have created, or chosen from the cultural capital of their nation of origin.
We are currently seeking a few more participants for the Seagulls ensemble, to work on the project together online and present it at MUST October 14 - 16. (Live if possible, otherwise online.) Please email Roxana (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested or would like more info.
Helena Manoussios is developing a theatre project with Monash Uni Student Theatre (MSA) around a subject that is very close to her heart and heritage - immigration. She’s seeking people who may be interested in sharing their personal or family immigration stories with her via online or phone call interviews. EOI form.
The MUST Intercultural Exchange celebrates the diverse group of individuals that make up MUST and MSA. We share family traditions, recipes, and anything that is unique to our roots. We post prompts on our Facebook page every week for others to respond to, although anyone can post anything at any time regarding any aspect of their culture!
Interested? Request to join.
Monash Uni Student Theatre (MUST) has revived its very own short film festival! Always wanted to make a short film, but never got around to it? This festival is for you! Keen for another creative outlet to curb the insanity bred from isolation and physical distancing? This festival is for you! Have a phone with a camera and the potential to thrive under interesting constraints? This festival is for you!
This year more than ever we want to encourage you to be very creative. Use your plants, your pets, your housemates, screen capture with zoom – just because we’re staying at home doesn’t mean there are no stories to tell!
We kicked off the first cycle (what we call the two week film submission time for each provocation) on Sunday April 19. A new cycle will begin every 2 weeks.
Like this page to stay updated and be the first to view your community's cinematic talent. Happy Filming!!
Isolation got you down? Looking for a reason to get up and move around?
Dance the Isolation Away is inviting you to be a part of a built choreography project with MUST! Think Exquisite Corpse but with you and other people stuck in their homes!
You'll film yourself dancing/moving to the same song for about 20 seconds - the first movement following on from the previous performer’s last movement.
All styles and experience levels are welcome! And you don't need to dance! You can move however you want so feel free!
Inspired by multi-disciplinary contemporary performance practices and theatre, MUST's STRANGEkit live art and performance collective creates events of intimate liveness, visual beauty and chaotic sensory symbolism. There are all sorts of projects you can respond to or join in on!
Calling all writers! Want to put your creativity to the test? Do you enjoy working as part of a team? Would you like to take part in a fun, dynamic, scriptwriting project? Then do the ‘write’ thing and get involved in ‘Scripts Ahoy,’ a new creative writing project from MUST! We'll be making a continuous script together, passing scenes on to the next writer to see where they take it! When it's done, we'll share it with our community!
- Anyone and everyone is welcome! We'd love to see both new and old MUSTers.
- We will post a Zoom link on this event page every Wednesday at 3pm.
- We might be cooking, painting, baking, watching movies, going for walks, or maybe something else entirely!
Let’s see if we can sing the isolation blues away together! Join our Quarantine Choir or Quarantine Covers Challenge!
Choir: we’ll learn it together on Zoom, with curator Alana offering expert vocal coaching, then participants will send a video of themselves singing their part and videos will be mashed together into a wonderful cacophony of iso voices! Alana's philosophy is that everyone can sing and everyone is a singer so don't be nervous.
Cover Challenge: Need more jamming to scratch that music making itch? Show us what you got! There are 4 songs for you to choose from to cover and share with us. Film yourself playing your spin!
Have you ever had a theatre question and wanted some advice? That's where Coffee Club, a mentorship program from MUST, comes in! In exchange for a cup of coffee (or an online chat for now!) our lovely mentors will help you out with any theatrical problem you may have, or just chat with you about what's required!