Writing and Performance
Peta Murray is a writer-performer, librettist and dramaturg turned late blooming paracademic. Best known for her play Wallflowering, she has written multiple works for performance, including the AWGIE-winning The Keys to the Animal Room, and Salt, winner of the Victorian Premier’s Award for Drama.
Recent projects include Things That Fall Over: An Anti-Musical of a Novel inside a Reading of a Play, with Footnotes and Oratorio-as-Coda which premiered at Footscray Community Arts Centre and a triptych of works on themes of ageing and the creative life course, Ware with A Translucent Body. A work of live art, vigil/wake, made in collaboration with Jane Murphy, Rachel Burke and Thembi Soddell, has had presentations at Melbourne’s ArtsHouse. Collaborative projects include diarology-based activities with research collective The Symphony of Awkward, and solo endurance blogging feats as The Constant Neologiser at https://mmmmycorona.wordpress.com
Peta is working on HERD with WreckedALL Prods, and has other projects in development including a new installation with Jane Murphy and Rachel Burke.