Supported by HotHouse Theatre, Albury City and Murray Arts

A Month in the Country is a regional residency program supporting the development of new Australian work. It provides a rare opportunity for performance-makers to reflect and create in the quiet atmosphere of our Splitters Creek farmhouse.

About A Month in the Country

Since 2004, in partnership with Albury City and Murray Arts, A Month in the Country residency program has hosted more than 500 artists as they develop new Australian work, with dozens of productions added to the national repertoire, inspired by our regional setting.

The Month in the Country farmhouse is located in the Wonga Wetlands, a ten‐minute drive from the Albury CBD. Residents stay in the rustic five-bedroom farmhouse for up to two weeks at a time, and develop work in the attached rehearsal space. They give back to our regional community by running workshops for students and local artists during their residencies.

  • Antarctica is a new one-woman theatre work created by playwright Julian Larnach, director Tessa Leong and performer Vaishnavi Suryaprakash. Drawing inspiration from 80s vigilantes film, Antarctica explores the rise of far-right politics and the spread of methamphetamine in regional Australia.
  • re:group performance collective make new work that melds cinema with live performance.

Their latest work, UFO Play, is a piece of new writing by Kirby Medway that offers a pragmatic alternative to the blockbuster narrative of human-alien relations.

  • Lana Schwarcz with Penny Baron and Glynis Angel

Last year Lana performed, Lovely Lady Lump (a comedy show about breast cancer) at The Cube in Wodonga, and will provide an opportunity to work with some of the audience members again and to help shape their stories with a storytelling workshop and gift them with a recording of their own stories.