The Board oversees management of the Hannah Barry Memorial Award, Murray Sutherland, and Louise Homfrey Trust prizes:
Hannah Barry Memorial Trust Award
This is a single award open to all current undergraduate University of Melbourne students to develop a creative work in the performing arts.
Applications for 2020 are open and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday 12 October 2020.
The value of the award this year is $750.
The 2016 Hannah Barry Memorial Trust Award recipients were Laura Collins and Freya McGrath. Their project, A Dog Called Monkey was presented in Studio 2 at Northcote Town Hall from 21 – 24 June 2017. The $1,000 prize assisted the development of the work over a six month period.
This piece, drawn from the true experiences, explored how language can be manipulated and agency over truth ripped away. The intention of the piece was to challenge that injustice, and to explore the complexities surrounding sexual assault, the silences and damaging rhetorics.
Murray Sutherland Trust Prizes
Two prizes are awarded for outstanding performances in a student theatre production. The prizes are announced at the UHT Awards Night in October.
Louise Homfrey Trust Prizes
Book vouchers are awarded to two students who have performed in student theatre productions. The prizes are announced at the UHT Awards Night in October.