Monash Meets Malthouse

Season 2019

Amplify the conversation.

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 four special afternoon conversations between the matinée and evening performances of Wake in FrightMy Dearworthy Darling and Australian Realness

Wake in Fright

WHEN / 3.30pm, Saturday 13 July

PANEL / Associate Professor of Film and Screen Deane Williams, Associate Professor of Film and Screen Belinda Small, and Director and Writer Daniel Lammin

MODERATOR / Professor Stacy Holman Jones, Deputy Director of the Centre for Theatre and Performance

This is a free event.


Dr Stacy Holman Jones is a Professor in the Centre for Theatre and Performance. Her research focuses broadly on how performance as socially, culturally, and politically resistive and transformative activity. Over the course of a 20-year career, she has developed an international reputation for leading the development of innovative arts-based methodologies, performance, feminist and cultural studies research, and gender and sexualities studies. Her performance-based and narrative research spans social inclusion and cultural critique, education and resilience building, and enhancing health and well-being among minoritarian cultures and communities.

Deane Williams is Associate Professor of Film and Screen Studies at Monash University, Melbourne. From 2007-2017 he was editor of the journal Studies in Documentary Film, and his books include Australian Post-War Documentary Film: An Arc of Mirrors(2008), Michael Winterbottom (with Brian McFarlane, 2009), the three-volume Australian Film Theory and Criticism(co-edited with Noel King and Constantine Verevis, 2013–2017) and The Cinema of Sean Penn: In and Out of Place(2016).

Belinda Smaill is an Associate Professor in Film and Screen Studies. Her research focuses on women and cinema and documentary studies and Australian film and television. She is the author of The Documentary: Politics, Emotion, Culture (Palgrave, 2010), Regarding Life: Animals and the Documentary Moving Image (SUNY Press, 2016) and co-author of Transnational Australian Cinema: Ethics in the Asian Diasporas (Lexington Books, 2013). She is currently a Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council funded project, Remaking the Australian Environment Through Documentary Film and Television. 

Daniel Lammin is a graduate of Directing at National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), and the Bachelor of Performing Arts at Monash University. He received a Green Room nomination in 2014 for Master Class (Left Bauer Productions), and in 2011 was a recipient of the Besen Family Artist Program from Malthouse Theatre. His other directing credits include Awakening (MUST/fortyfivedownstairs), Sneakyville (Before Shot), Strangers in Between (Cameron Lukey), Ryan (La Mama), The Cutting Boys (La Mama), Columbine (MUST) and The Laramie Project (MUST). He was also Assistant Director on On the Misconception of Oedipus (Malthouse Theatre) and Endgame (Melbourne Theatre Company). Daniel is currently the Producer and Programmer for the Centre for Theatre and Performance at Monash University. He is also a film critic and writer for the Australian film website SWITCH (


Saturday 17 August

Saturday 7 September

Times to be advised. 

Monash Meets Malthouse is presented by Monash University.