Author: Peta.Murray

  • Staging Australian Women’s Lives

    Staging Australian Women’s Lives

    Staging Australian Women’s Lives: Theatre, Feminism and Socially Engaged Art is an ARC-funded research project that sees the stage is an ideal laboratory for crafting and rehearsing responses to social inequalities. Led by Professor Stacy Holman Jones, Professor Dan Harris, Associate Professor Alyson Campbell, Dr. Misha Myers and myself. The project draws attention to the […]

  • Empowering through Sharing Experiences: Exploring Aged Care Workers Perspectives

    Empowering through Sharing Experiences: Exploring Aged Care Workers Perspectives

    This interdisciplinary pilot study, seed funded by EIPS and RMIT University, features researchers from a raft of disciplines such as Business and Marketing, Global and Urban Social Studies, Public Relations, Psychology, and Media and Communications. We will undertake ethnographic research of aged care workers working throughout the pandemic, finding ways for them to safely speak […]

  • Bloomsbury A-Z of Creative Writing Methods

    Bloomsbury A-Z of Creative Writing Methods

    Publication for Bloomsbury Academic, co-edited by NonFiction Lab at RMIT, including Deborah Wardle. With close to 60 contributors from a range of disciplines, A-Z of Creative Writing Methods is an alphabetical collection of essays to prompt consideration of method within creative writing research and practice. Accessible and provocative, this textbook lays bare new developments and […]



    HOMO FOMO is a collaborative queer musical theatre work in progress by Ibrahim Halaçoğlu, Meta Cohen, Alyson Campbell and myself. Currently in the development stage with funding from Creative Victoria, HOMO FOMO seeks to champion queer joy. Drawing upon my past as a playwright and a more recent interest in neologisms honed through my blogsite mmmmyCorona, […]

  • Symphony of Awkward

    Symphony of Awkward

    A research collective comprised of Dr. Kim Munro, Dr. Stayci Taylor and myself, Symphony of Awkward works with the art and science of diarology™. We seek to repurpose one’s own archive in the name of new research and creative practices through live and audio works. We are continually prototyping queer and agile methods that see […]

  • Birds of a Feather: On Queerness, The Coming Back Out Ball

    Birds of a Feather: On Queerness, The Coming Back Out Ball

    Instigated by All The Queens Men (ATQM) and engaging more than three thousand individuals and hundreds of artists, The Coming Back Out Ball was delivered in Melbourne in 2017, 2018, and 2019 to honour the contributions and diversity of older LGBTIQ+ people. Adelaide Rief, Marnie Badham, Tristan Meecham, Bec Reid and Lenine Bourke and myself co-authored the paper ‘Birds […]

  • La Mama Pathways Program

    La Mama Pathways Program

    I helped develop and deliver La Mama’s inaugural Pathways Program: a twelve-week development and mentoring program aimed at emerging and mid-career theatre artists living in Victoria. Alongside La Mama’s Indigenous producer, playwright Glenn Shea and playwright/dramaturg/educator Mari Lourey, I delivered 15 nuts-and-bolts weekly sessions on the craft of playwriting and contemporary theatre creation. February – […]

  • On Loss: Public Re/write

    On Loss: Public Re/write

    Over two weekends, I delivered a two-part event in partnership with Melbourne Writer’s Festival 2019 and RMIT’s non/fictionLab. These workshops-with-a-twist were a chance to engage interested members of the community in my practice-led research into the bespoke sensorium as a site for what I call secular w/rites and re/w/rites of passage. Sessions were held in […]

  • The Big Anxiety Festival

    The Big Anxiety Festival

    Co-directed by Renata Kokanovic and Jill Bennett, The Big Anxiety Festival addressed the key mental health issues of our time through a variety of arts-based experiences and encouraged conversation around mental health. My contribution came in the form of awkward conversations. I offered to do an audit and consult of any brave soul who requested […]