Mudfest

Biennial festival of theatre and art produced by the UMSU Creative Arts Depatment

Mudfest's Productions

  1. The Sitzprobe

    University of Melbourne Music Theatre Association (UMMTA) Mudfest

    Musical (2017)

    You are about to witness the premiere performance of 8 original musicals. Each show has been given a short window in which they will give you a taste of what their s...

  2. Adrift in my Ocean of Sugar Tears

    Mudfest FLW Theatre

    Play (2017)

    Nora and Edna are drifting. Nora and Edna don’t like each other very much. Nora and Edna need each other. Nora and Edna long for the ocean. A female-identifying du...

  3. Remedium

    Mudfest

    Other (2017)

    Tired of the non-stop grind of the rat race? Find yourself wanting to rage against the incessant din of the masses? Got something to get off your chest? Remedium ha...

  4. Holiday

    Mudfest

    Play (2009)

    Devised Dance piece revolving around the idea of a family who at one point or another, want to kill each other. Part of Mudfest 2009

  5. Into the Unknown

    Union House Theatre Mudfest

    Play (2009)

    Devised by cast and Director Tom Gutteridge and writer Ian Wilding, into The Unknown is a series of vignettes around public transport, disapearence and ‘the unknow...

  6. Live Clips

    Union House Theatre Mudfest

    Dance (2007)

    Part of Mudfest10. Melbourne University students donated compositions. 3 professional choreographers created pieces set to music danced by Melbourne uni and VCA stud...

  7. Jesus Christ Superstar

    University of Melbourne Music Theatre Association (UMMTA) Mudfest

    Musical (2005)

  8. Crash

    Mudfest

    Play (2005)

    Presented by Confluence Theatre as part of Mudfest 2005. A visual, aural, sensory (and sometimes silly) exploration of the hazards of life in our culture.

  9. 20somethings

    Mudfest

    Play (2005)

    Presented by Sparklemotion in the North Dining Room as part of Mudfest 2005. Ever wanted to know what it’s like for a struggling young singer? Answers through po...

  10. Genesis

    Mudfest

    Play (2005)

    Genesis plays around in that magical space between poetry and theatre. Presented by Errgh Productions

  11. Get the Word

    Mudfest

    Play (2005)

    Explores the mind of a street person, a man troubled by Messiah visions, and the paranoia inherent to his daily existence. Presented by Jumbuktu.

  12. In Quarters

    Mudfest

    Play (2005)

    A realistic play set on a sheep station. Deals with issues of power, confinement, and isolation. Presented by Proud Boy Productions

  13. Arcadia

    Mudfest

    Play (2001)

    Part of Mudfest 2001

  14. Dislocation: Natural Alien

    Mudfest

    Play (2001)

    Presented by Capsize Theatre as Part of Mudfest 2001.

  15. DIY: Detourne it Yourself

    Mudfest

    Play (2001)

    Part of Mudfest 2001

  16. Dreams of Survival

    Mudfest

    Play (2001)

    Presented by Capsize Theatre as part of Mudfest 2001

  17. Fusion (2001)

    Mudfest

    Play (2001)

    Presented by Crunch Theatre, 3 short works as part of Mudfest 2001

  18. Baby With The Bathwater

    St. Hilda’s College Theatre Group Mudfest

    Play (1999)

  19. Azure

    Mudfest

    Dance (1999)

    Performed at a Parish Hall

  20. Dog Accident (1999)

    Mudfest

    Musical

    Performed in Deakin Court as part of Mudfest 1999. Adapted from Gilbert & Sullivan musical

  21. Gross und Klein

    The Germanic Players Mudfest

    Play (1997)

  22. Junk

    Mudfest

    Play (1997)

  23. Hired Shoes

    Mudfest

    Musical (1996)

    Presented by Glass Theatre at the Builder’s Arms Hotel

  24. I, Pierre Riviere

    Mudfest

    Play (1995)

    Presented by the Debonair Social Club

  25. Euthyphro

    Mudfest

    Play (1995)

    Presented by the Philosophy Department

  26. Great Renaissance Video Show No. 37: The Tempest

    Mudfest

    Play (1995)

    14 actors, a bunch of musicians and the latest in video technology combine to resurrect the original opening night performance of Shakespeare’s last great play. Br...

  27. Kwaheri Africa (Goodbye Africa)

    Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Mudfest

    Play (1995)

    Author’s Note: When I was a child I used to dream of Africa. Originally I wanted to write a solo performance on compulsive travelling. During my twenties I had tra...

  28. Kabarett Internet

    The Germanic Players Mudfest

    Play (1995)

    Performed at Budinskis (380 Lygon St) Director’s Note: For the last century film and television has appropriated elements from theatre. “Kabarett – Internet...

  29. Institutions

    Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Mudfest

    Play (1993)

  30. Desire

    Mudfest

    Play (1993)

    Presented by Awkward Stage as part of Mudfest 1993. A celebration of sexuality.

  31. Lots of Falling Down Comedy Revue

    Mudfest

    Revue (1993)

    Presented by AKA Theatre Productions  Legal Revue, MUD 93, Part of the Age Comedy Festival

  32. 1950’s in America

    Mudfest

    Play (1993)

    Performed int he Beaurepaire Centre as part of Mudfest 1993

  33. Beyond Tarzan

    Mudfest

    Play (1993)

    Presented by Swinging thru the Jungle.

  34. Comedy Spectacular (1993)

    Mudfest

    Revue (1993)

  35. Die Dreigroschenoper

    The Germanic Players Mudfest

    Play (1993)

    Presented at Mudfest 1993

  36. Largo Desolato

    Mudfest

    Play (1993)

    presented by Spriggan

  37. An Evening With…

    Mudfest

    Musical (1991)

    Performed as part of Mudfest 199. Designed as a cabaret with three major characters: a stripper, a comedian, and an old lady who continuously interrupts the proceedi...

  38. Fen

    Newman College Drama Committee Mudfest

    Play (1991)

    An exploration of women’s work, life and dreams. Set in the fen country of East Anglia, or maybe a patch of ground in your own backyard. Performed as part of Mudfest 1991.

  39. Anastasius

    Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Mudfest

    Play (1991)

    New Playwrights season as part of MUDFEST 1991. “If you want to know the future, open your eyes not your purse.” Inspired by the story of Anastasius, a librarian...

  40. Hide and Spy (playreading)

    Mudfest

    Play (1991)

    Pearls in Process have taken the motif of the ‘Hide and Spy’ game to think about the bodies of women. Who’s hiding? What sort of bodies do we hide? Who is spyi...

  41. Intimate Spaces

    Mudfest

    Play (1991)

    Doona, pillow, dreams, take away pizza, fantasies, idols, nightmares, windows, cuddles, darkness, angst, papers, locked drawers, cold sheets, night sweats, bunny sli...

  42. Letters Home (1991)

    Mudfest

    Play (1991)

    A ‘dramatic dialogue’ transcribed and adapted from the letters written by Sylvia Plath to her mother, Aurelia, from the time of Plath’s college education at Sm...

  43. Leonardo’s Last Supper

    Mudfest

    Play (1991)

    A ‘romp’ in The Renaissance; a story of the revolting Lascas family who once made a living by bottling flatulation for medicinal purposes, but now make a crust b...

  44. Die Verwandlung (Metamorphosis) (1991)

    The Germanic Players Mudfest

    Play (1991)

    Part of Mudfest 1991 As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself tansformed in his bed into a monstrous insect…Kafka’s tale is broug...

  45. Arousing The Audience

    Mudfest

    Play (1990)

    Ballarat University College as part of Mudfest 1990.

  46. Jedermann (Everyman)

    The Germanic Players Mudfest

    Play (1990)

    A biting parable about an ordinary man who has lived comfortably, pursuing wealth and enjoying life’s sweeter pleasures. Things turn sour however when God sends De...

  47. Hunger

    Mudfest

    Play (1990)

    Hunger is a darkly comic parable of archetypal Australian men. Cast against the backdrop of a brutal landscape, three men are drawn together by force of circumstance...

  48. Lyviathan

    Mudfest

    Play (1990)

    Lyviathan is a stark portrayal of power. It is a play concerned with the fusion of faith and ideology, a play that stands as a warning to all those who would worshi...

  49. Cloud Nine

    Mudfest

    Play (1990)

    “From the sexual conquests and intrigues of deepest Africa in 1890, to the ‘gay’ abandon of London’s youth in 1979, the politics of sex rears its ugly head i...

  50. Comedy Spectacular (1990)

    Mudfest

    Revue (1990)

    One night only. Australia’s top comics share the same stage.