Peta Hanrahan’s main focus in theatre is style, form and the actor’s journey, studying theatre as a fine art form through its humanity and technique. Peta studied with Lecoq Master Richard Hayze Marshall from 1984 to 1987 and is a Graduate of Directing from the Victorian College of the Arts, receiving the Arts Victoria Most Outstanding Graduate Award 2013.
In 2004 she received the Antenna Award for Best Drama for National Community Television and in 2006 La Mama honoured Peta with the LSG Award for Contribution to Theatre. She directed & produced 'SHRIMP', winning the Drama Victoria Award in 2007. As Artistic Director (2008-12) of The Dog Theatre she received the Melbourne Fringe Festival Best Venue Award and Green Room Best New Venue Award in 2010. From 2014-16 Peta became the Artistic Director and Senior Teacher for Verve Studios, a leading Melbourne actors training centre. Peta has directed with Red Stitch, Melbourne Theatre Company, La Mama and Melbourne Workers Theatre. She is now singularly devoted to the advancement of this work, advocating for cultural and institutional change.
Sunday 11 August 10am Engine Room ADAPTING WOOLF