AusAct 2020


AusAct, a conference, training and performance event, is a presentation of actor training scholarship by researchers, practitioners and pedagogues working with original performer training methods developed within the Australian context. It is an event focusing on Australian actor training pedagogies and research and its relationship to place, space, land, environment, culture and technologies. The conference will provide an avenue for the sharing of original materials and knowledge in dialogue within the Australian performer training context. The conference aims to celebrate, interrogate and showcase actor training methods that have been created and developed in Australia. We invite individual papers (20 minutes duration), workshop sessions (up to 90 minutes duration) and panel presentations (60 minute duration).


Professionals will be invited to propose workshops based on their research and practice. The material must be original and align with the conference themes.


Public performances by performance practitioners who identify as having a unique place in Australian performing arts industry through their development of new, original work, or original processes.

AusAct 2020

More information forthcoming regarding our 2020 conference.


Information regarding abstract submission will be available soon. 


Information regarding keynote speaker coming soon.




Presenters have the option to submit their papers to be considered for the peer reviewed Fusion Journal. Presenters will be invited to submit an article version of their conference paper for inclusion by early 2019. This edition of the Fusion Journal aims to make a contribution to the field offering new insights into Australian acting pedagogies in the past and in the present. It will consist of a selected number of essays from submissions drawing on papers presented at the Australian Actor Training Conference. This volume will aim to engage with national and international debates on the nature and practices of Australian actor training as research as a scholarly methodology and/or as pedagogical practice. An expression of interest form will be available through the conference website: Every contributor must also fill out a ‘Preference for Publication’ form in order to indicate whether or not they would like to: have their paper published in the special edition of Fusion Journal without being double blind peer reviewed; have their paper double blind peer reviewed to be considered for publication in the special edition of Fusion Journal; submit creative works and or other projects of equivalent scope; only attend the conference and present without any publication outcome. Timelines, important dates and other information relating to the publication are listed in the ‘Preference for Publication’ form at:


Schedule information forthcoming.


Registration information forthcoming.