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 Underground Railroad Game, Wake in FrightMy Dearworthy Darling and Australian Realness

Australian Realness

WHEN / 3.30pm, Saturday 7 September (following the 1:30pm performance)

PANEL / Fleur KilpatrickMark Gibson, and Stuart Grant.

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.

Fleur Kilpatrick is an award-winning playwright, a director and arts commentator. She is a lecturer in theatre history, performance and writing at Monash University where she was the Artistic Director of Monash Academy of Performing Arts from 2014-2018. Her Max Afford Playwrights Award-winning play, Whale will premier this year at Darebin Speakeasy and MLIVE. She writes about ethical theatre-making and the role of theatre in moments of global and social crisis. 

Mark Gibson is Associate Professor in the School of Media, Film, and Journalism at Monash University. His research interests include Australian suburbia, social class, and cultural and creative industries. He is currently completing a book with co-authors on the crossover in Australia between fringe, alternative, and avant-garde cultures and the 'mainstream'.

Stuart Grant's research focuses on philosophy performance with an emphasis on site-specific work and phenomenology. He teaches Contemporary Performance, Musical Theatre, and Comedy.

Monash Meets Malthouse is presented by Monash University.