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16 - 26 May, 2019

In a festival of ideas, music, theatre and performance we will interrogate the word Progress and attempt to evaluate its scope, resonance and currency. The festival runs for two weeks at Monash Clayton campus. Join us for Progress - A Festival of Ideas and have your say #mliveprogress.

Theatre

Whale

Fleur Kilpatrick and Katrina Cornwell

Thu 16 May 2019

Sound Gallery

Whale

PART OF PROGRESS – A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. Can you imagine a world where political inaction and industry lobbying has brought the earth to the point of catastrophe? Can you …

Theatre
Comedy

Smokestack

TOM BALLARD, ZOE COOMBS MARR, ROD QUANTOCK AND SPECIAL GUESTS

Fri 17 May 2019

Alexander Theatre

Smokestack

PART OF PROGRESS – A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. An evening of comedy, songs and ideas. Comedian Tom Ballard declares: ‘As a progressive person, I’m pro-progress and aggressive towards people who …

Comedy
Music

SOLO FOR DUET

EVE EGOYAN

Tue 21 May 2019

Sound Gallery

SOLO FOR DUET

PART OF PROGRESS – A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. Canadian artist Eve Egoyan is a piano virtuoso like no other and this is light years away from your average concert. In …

Music
Music

Songs of Freedom

FEATURING THANDO, SOPHIE KOH, N’FA JONES AND MORE

Fri 24 May 2019

Jazz Club

Songs of Freedom

PART OF PROGRESS – A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. Protest music has accompanied every period of progress over the last century. The power of the song has enabled the complex and …

Music
Music

Wavelength II

OK EG

Sat 25 May 2019

Sound Gallery

Wavelength II

PART OF PROGRESS – A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. When we asked independent Australian performing artists for submissions to develop new work on the theme of progress we were impressed but …

Music
Music

Archie and Paul

ARCHIE ROACH WITH PAUL GRABOWSKY

Sun 26 May 2019

Alexander Theatre

Archie and Paul

PART OF PROGRESS – A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. Archie Roach is one of Australia’s most treasured performers. For close to 30 years his recorded output has gifted the country with …

Music