Monash Uni Student Theatre Online Events

Monash Uni Student Theatre (MUST) are continuing to deliver fun, engaging and creative events and activities online.

MUST Flashmob

To celebrate being back on campus, late semester two MUSTers Lucy & Fran are running a fun lil (big) Flash Mob!
They're going for a high-energy pop vibe, and all levels of experience are welcome! You don’t need any prior dance experience, just the desire to have some fun and have a boogie.

The performance will go for roughly 5 minutes, several times at Monash Clayton, most likely in October. Rehearsals will begin during the mid year break and take place once or twice a week briefly over zoom with a couple of rehearsals on campus to put everything together!

Please be assured that for any in-person rehearsals and performances late in Semester 2, we will be carefully observing all Victorian and Monash guidelines for safety and appropriate physical distancing.


Role Description & Skill Share Videos

Current experienced MUSTers and friends have been making short videos explaining different theatre roles, and skill-share instructional videos in specific areas such as special effects makeup, vocal warm ups, top tips for dealing with the media etc.

If you're interested in making a video, contact Artistic Director Yvonne via (email) yvonne.virsik@monash.edu. Otherwise, watch and engage anytime here.


From Scratch: MUST Monologue Project

We are seeking unique voices for a new writing project at MUST. Writers will create short monologues under the guidance of Kate Speakman. From novice to expert, all are welcome!

Beginning mid June, we'll be meeting Tuesday evenings for guidance & feedback, in a three week cycle.

After 3 weeks writers will get paired up with a performer and (virtually) hand them the new script.
Then, we'll rehearse with the actors and share with the team.

ACTORS: Don’t worry - you haven’t been forgotten! We’re just getting the writing team together first.


MUST Story Time: Children's Book Project

MUST Story Time needs you! Join us, and write a picture book for kids.

Story Time is a group writing initiative, with support and tips from experts in making art for kids, as well as a lovely & supportive community to make art together with.

“Why books for kids?": For fun, relaxation and to develop skills creating work for kids - putting ideas into clear & simple language.
We hope to share our books with the wider community and parents of Monash and perhaps even adapt them to plays for kids in the future.

This is a fun, low-stress environment for us to make art at our own pace. Do you prefer not to write or not to illustrate? Let us know and we’ll match you up with someone with a complimentary skill set to your own!

  • So what are you waiting for? Facebook event.
  • Email Ryan to get involved! rham0002@student.monash.edu

Get to know MUSTers and MUST

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 (roxana.pauntrifan@monash.edu) if you are interested or would like more info.


Belong Project

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.


MUST Cultural Exchange

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.


The MUST Phone-It-In Film Festival

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!

A new cycle with a new provocation begins each month.

Like this page to stay updated and be the first to view your community's cinematic talent. Happy Filming!!


Dance the Isolation Away: MUST Choreo Relay

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!


MUST's STRANGEkit Live Art and Performance Project

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!


Scripts Ahoy! MUST's Continuous Playwrighting Project

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!


MUST's Fun Activities with Pals Series

  • 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!

MUST's Quarantine Choir and Covers

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!


MUST's (Virtual) Coffee Club Mentoring Project

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!


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