Tobias Alexander Edward Manderson-Galvin | Academic
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performance studies


2004 – present



Master of Writing for Performance [University of Melbourne];

Bachelor of Social Science (M: Politics, Cultural Studies; m: Sociology) [Swinburne University];

Diploma of Arts (Small Companies & Community Theatre) [University of Ballarat]



Master of Writing for Performance
University of Melbourne, Faculty of Victorian College of the Arts.


Creative Work: ‘The Unknown Man on Somerton Beach’


Since Awarded: RE Ross Trust Playwrights Award (State Library of Victoria), Spotlight Reading (45downstairs), Dream Plays Commission (Traverse Theatre), Cybec Reading (Melbourne Theatre Company + SummerSalt Festival)


Supervisor: Dr Raimondo Cortese



Visiting Artist
Sheffield Hallam University, Department of Humanities (Stage and Screen)


Visiting Artist
University of Witwatersrand, Wits School of Arts

Select Conference Presentations and Talks


Tobias Manderson-Galvin, “COPpelgangster21: performing resistance in climates of oppression [performance lecture]” Melbourne, Performance Studies International: PSi2016, July 2016.


Tobias Manderson-Galvin and Tom Payne, “The Politics of Disruption at COP21 [Lecture]“Aberystwyth University, Poltics, Protest and Performance, February 2016.


Tobias Manderson-Galvin and Tom Payne, “Icy Determination: Doppelgangster’s TITANIC and the Signs and Stages of Migration” Aberystwyth University, Theatre for Change Symposium, February 2016.


Tobias Manderson-Galvin, “How To Write Plays [performance lecture]” Crack Theatre Festival, Newcastle, September 2012.