Production notes: set designing at the VCA

04 May 2017

Third-year Victorian College of the Arts student Alex Rothnie took a circuitous route into Production. His highlight so far? Working as a set designer on the VCA’s upcoming production of Mother Courage and Her Children.

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New direction for Acting and Theatre at the VCA

28 Apr 2017

Aspiring actors and theatre-makers will be offered two new degrees by the Victorian College of the Arts from 2018: the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre).

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Lifetime Guarantee: Alumni actors rise to the exhilarating challenge

15 Feb 2017

There's some familiar faces in Ross Mueller's latest play Lifetime Guarantee, as recent acting alumni Izabella Yena and Julian Dibley-Hall steal the show. Read more via The Australian.

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Alumnus Patrick Brammall is the most in demand Australian actor of the year

20 Oct 2016

Alumnus actor Patrick Brammall of Upper Middle Bogan fame is kicking goals overseas, with upcoming appearances in US sitcoms New Girl and Life In Pieces - along with a potential US remake of the hit Australian show. Read more via

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Why motion capture performances deserve an Oscar

19 Oct 2016

Head of Theatre Matt Delbridge argues that motion cpature performances should be eligible for Academy Award nominations. Read the article via The Conversation.

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Elizabeth Debicki: "We fought about how sexy I should be"

10 Oct 2016

Alumna actor Elizabeth Debicki continues her global dominance, with her debut at London's National Theatre in The Red Barn. Read the interview via The Guardian.

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FRISK 2016 review: Three Blind Mice

24 Sep 2016

"Laughs are a plenty, physical comedy is memorable, and there is plenty to think about." Stage Whispers reviews FRISK Festival production Three Blind Mice at the 2016 Melbourne Fringe. Read the full review.

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FRISK 2016 review: A Dingo Ate My Baby / Small Brown Supporting Role

23 Sep 2016

Stage Whispers reviews the FRISK Festival double-bill A Dingo Ate My Baby / Small Brown Supporting Role at this year's Melbourne Fringe. Read the full review.

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All the stage is a world if you work in theatre

05 Sep 2016

Matthew Delbridge, Head of Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts, talks motion-capture technology and the skills needed by Australia's emerging actors. Read more via Pursuit.

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Ben Hur, done that ... time to hang up the sandals

05 Sep 2016

Less charming than Charlton, more eh-what-now than epic, the latest version of a cinema classic should be consigned to the annals of history says Head of Theatre Associate Professor Matt Delbridge. Read the review via Pursuit.

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Dingoes, matrophobia and missing PMs: VCA students present FRISK at Melbourne Fringe Festival

24 Aug 2016

Seven new works by University of Melbourne Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) students will feature as part of FRISK – a festival of new performance – at this year’s Melbourne Fringe, from September 22-25. Read the media release.

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Theatre with a Pulse and OpticNerve

22 Jul 2016

Theatre director and founder of OpticNerve Performance Group Tanya Gerstle discusses her latest project: an adaptation of George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss, via Pursuit.

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