We want to hear from anyone who has a dramaturgical or curatorial question they'd like to explore. We're taking the idea of research outside of universities, and inviting people to take academic agency and lead their own enquiries. 


To take up residence with us as a researcher, the first step is just to drop us a line and tell us what you're interested in investigating. If it seems like a good fit, we'll go from there. 


We'll meet with you to help you develop your question and plan your approach. We'll provide you with research material and reference points that might be useful.


You'll come in each day, for a week or more, and then we will meet with you at the end to map your ideas and make a contribution to our Research Notes page. This is the trade off.

+ Dramaturg

Mark Pritchard is a dramaturg, producer and director trained at the Victorian College of the Arts, PACT, and the University of Wollongong. His practice focuses on new writing, hybrid dramaturgies, and an investigation of ritual, narrative, and mythology in contemporary culture. Mark has been Resident Dramaturg at Malthouse Theatre since 2014, a role which includes literary management, programming support, project coordination and providing dramaturgical support across the company’s activities. He is also a producer for New Working Group, and co-director of interactive theatre outfit NO SHOW. Mark is a recipient of the Mike Walsh Fellowship, and a participant in the Australia Council’s Future Leaders Program.

+ Curator

Arie Rain Glorie is a curator and artist. He has worked with a wide variety of local, national and international emerging and mid-career artists. His practice focuses on new approaches to curation and exhibition making, with an interest in audience engagement and our relationship to time. Arie has been the Program Director and Curator at Testing Grounds since 2016, a role which includes directing the creative program, writing program methodologies, workshops and curatorial briefs and producing large scale events. He also exhibits regularly as an artist in galleries and non-traditional spaces with a practice focused on video and live-art.

Centre for Dramaturgy and Curation is located at Siteworks33 Saxon Street, Brunswick, 3056



We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional land owners of our location. We would like to pay our respect to Elders both past and present and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.