Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Panel Discussion

  • WHEN /

    5pm, 27 May

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    1 hour approx.

Special Events 2017

Monash Meets Malthouse / Wild Bore

27 May 2017

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Panel Discussion

  • WHEN /

    5pm, 27 May

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    1 hour approx.

Some savvy theatre-goers prefer an expert discussion to get the most out of their experience. Our Major Partner, Monash University, will offer their scholarly expertise in a special afternoon conversation between the matinee and evening performance of selected Season 2017 productions.

Monash Meets Malthouse Theatre / Wild Bore

The Centre for Theatre and Performance at Monash University presents a Monash Meets Malthouse Theatre panel on Wild Bore.

'Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.'
– John Osborne on theatre critics.

To coincide with Wild Bore, in this Monash Meets Malthouse Panel, the dogs ask the lamp-posts and the lamp-posts ask the dogs! Join Alison Croggon (former theatre critic for The Australian, ABC, The Guardian and theatrenotes.com), Richard Watts (Artshub editor, RRR host, arts journalist and critic), and Cameron Woodhead (theatre critic of The Age), together with playwright, broadcaster, critic and artistic director of Monash Academy of Performing Arts Theatre programme Fleur Kilpatrick for a light-hearted—and possibly sometimes heated—conversation to discuss what are the limits of criticism and when can an artist reply to a critic.

Chaired by Head of Monash's Centre for Theatre and Performance, playwright and actor Associate Professor Jane Montgomery Griffiths, this panel promises to be fun, informative, just a little bit contentious, and shine a light (albeit it a halogen street lamp one) on the puddles theatre critics leave behind. 

MC / Jane Montgomery Griffiths
PANEL GUESTS / Alison Croggon, Fleur Kilpatrick, Richard Watts & Cameron Woodhead

Ticket Prices

FREE
We recommend booking tickets to the Saturday performance preceding or following the Monash Meets Malthouse discussion.

Monash Meets Malthouse 2017 Sessions

LITTLE EMPERORS / 5pm, Saturday 25 February
Monash Meets Malthouse follows the 3.30pm performance and precedes the 8pm performance.
GUESTS / Stuart Grant, Xin Gu & Danqi Hu

WILD BORE / 5pm, Saturday 27 May
Monash Meets Malthouse follows the 3.30pm performance and precedes the 8pm performance.
GUESTS / Jane Montgomery Griffiths (MC), Alison Croggon, Fleur Kilpatrick, Richard Watts & Cameron Woodhead 

REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. / 5pm, Saturday 8 July
Monash Meets Malthouse follows the 3pm performance and precedes the 7.30pm performance.
GUESTS / TBA

THE TESTAMENT OF MARY / 5pm, Saturday 18 November
Monash Meets Malthouse follows the 3pm performance and precedes the 7.30pm performance.
GUESTS / TBA

Production partners and supporters

Proudly presented in collaboration with Monash University.