program cover image for What Is A Poem Worth? 2015. Artwork: Kerry Loughrey
Cast of Miss Hewett’s Shenanigans 2011, image: Sarah Walker
Alison as Ollie Pullet, Miss Hewett’s Shenanigans at La Mama 2011, image: Sarah Walker

Performance as Research

Director/dramaturg (2015), performer (2017), What Is a Poem Worth? practice-based artistic research performance by poet Kerry Loughrey, La Mama Carlton Courthouse Theatre 2015; Queensland Poetry Festival, Brisbane, August 2017. Monash PhD supervisors Felix Nobis, Stuart Grant


Workshops and public reading, practice-based artistic research to support Angela Tiziana Tarantini’s translations into Italian of The Gully and Convincing Ground by David Mence. Monash University 2016. Collaborating artists Rosa Campagnaro, Josephine Eberhard, Salvatore Gulinello, Joe Petruzzi, Robert Meldrum, Jillian Murray. Monash PhD supervisor Felix Nobis

Dramaturg, researcher, performer and Joint Project Director, A Festival of Dorothiorama

Celebration of the work of playwright and poet Dorothy Hewett to mark the tenth anniversary of her death, in collaboration with director Suzanne Chaundy and Perilous Productions. Events included a season of Hewett’s ‘palimpsest cabaret’ from 1975, Miss Hewett’s Shenanigans, in a newly restored version; a poetry event; play readings; and a Happening with performed excerpts from other significant plays by Hewett including her first play The Gipsy Dancer, The Chapel Perilous, Joan, Catspaw, The Man from Mukinupin and Pandora’s Cross. Play reading of MHS at La Mama Carlton 2011, season at La Mama Carlton Courthouse Theatre 2012

Collaborating artists included Hewett’s daughter Dr Kate Lilley and over 30 other performers, directors and poets


Actor, Boy Out of the Country by Felix Nobis. Script development readings at Monash University 2009, State Library of Victoria 2010, 45 Downstairs and Monash University 2012

Finalist, Pat Glover Award storytelling competition, Port Fairy Folk Festival 2011

Writer/presenter, X Marks the Spot performance paper, for Sappho to X seminar by Jane Montgomery Griffiths for Malthouse Theatre with Monash University, 2010

Guest artist/writer and vocalist, performance poem longue tongue as part of tongue-a-torium, cross-cultural performance poetry installation curated by poet berni jansson, Abbotsford Convent 2010

Other HDR supervisions and examinations, PaR performance and performance paper presentations at seminars and conferences in Australia and elsewhere 2010-19