ARTS2122 Performance Production 2018: Information Session

When:10 Oct 2017, 1pm - 2pm
Venue:Meeting Room 310, Level 3, Robert Webster Building
Who:Theron Schmidt, UNSW Creative Practice Lab
Triumph 2017

This info session has been and gone. Enrolements are now open!

If you've enrolled or want more info, scroll to the bottom of this page for RESOURCES and the GETTING TO KNOW YOU SURVEY. 

Any further questions, contact course convenor Theorn Schmidt:

Find out all you need to know about our major production!

ARTS2122 Performance Production is a practical studio-based course that gives you the opportunity to be involved in the creation of a public theatre production in Io Myers Studio, UNSW. It provides an exciting and intensive experience of staging a performance text with guest director Deborah Pollard, along with the designer, producer and production manager from the UNSW Creative Practice Lab. This course offers an authentic experience of working as a professional theatre-maker, as well as the opportunity to develop analytical methods for observing and reflecting on production processes.

The course sits within Session 1, and in 2018 it will run from 29 January to 10 March. Student numbers in the course are capped. If you find the course is full when you go to enroll, please contact the course convener, Theron Schmidt ( who can put your name and contact details on the reserve list.

If you want to find out more about the course, come to this info session!

At this session you will be introduced to key staff members and provided with both general information and a rehearsal and production calendar.

If you are unable to attend this session, but would like further information, please email Theron Schmidt (

Your Director

In 2018 we will welcome Deborah Pollard! 

Deborah Pollard is a theatre director, performer and artist based in Sydney Australia. Her artistic practice has encompassed collaborations with a variety of different practitioners from dancers to farmers to performers and visual artists among others. Trained originally in theatre as a performer and director, her practice has shifted over the past 20 years towards a hybrid between performance and visual arts.

Deborah’s performance, theatre and installation works have toured throughout Australia as well as internationally. In addition to her independent practice she has also worked extensively within the Australian theatre and performance sector. She was artistic director of Salamanca Theatre Company, Hobart (1997-2000) and interim artistic director for Urban Theatre Projects (2006-2007). She also works as a freelance director, dramaturge and performer having worked extensively with Urban Theatre Projects, Paschal Berry and Anino Shadowplay Collective, Performance Space and Version 1.0 among others.

Over the course of her career Deborah has received many prestigious awards and fellowships, most notable being the Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship in 2000, the Rex Cramphorn Scholarship in 2001 and a New Media Arts Board Fellowship from the Australia Council in 2002/3.

Deborah currently lectures at the University of Wollongong in theatre and performance theory as well as directing and devising new work with the students. She recently completed her PhD at UOW.

Visit Deborah's website


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If you have enroled, or intend to enrol, fill out the...

'Getting to know you' survey below. Or click here.

This form is to help the production team get to know you a bit before rehearsals start. This year in particular, it may help us shape the play itself. 

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