Federation University, Ballarat, Victoria, are hosting the 2020 AusAct: Australian Actor Training Conference on Friday October 2 to Sunday October 4. This three-day 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).
The conference will have three main parts: Conference, Training and Performance.
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.