vessel [ves-uh l] noun

/ a craft for traveling on water, a ship or boat / an airship / a hollow or concave utensil, as a cup, bowl, pitcher, or vase, used for holding liquids or other contents / a tube or duct, as an artery or vein, containing or conveying blood or some other body fluid / a duct formed in the xylem, composed of connected cells that have lost their intervening partitions, that conducts water and mineral nutrients / a person regarded as a holder or receiver of something, especially something nonmaterial:a vessel of grace; a vessel of wrath.

“Theatre is a very safe place to explore all the really tough things humans face, that we are too afraid to talk about”

Vessel is based on Bunurong Land, Bass Coast Victoria. We are Regional. Indpendent. #wemaketheatrehere:::::Celebrating 5 years of Vessel in 2018!

Tiny PlaYS FOR A BIG COUNTRY (Play for Australia) -a bold gathering of theatrical voices...very diverse playwrights 600 word plays A cast of 6 very diverse actors -  Supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria at Arts Centre Melbourne::::: hear Richard Watts on RRR's Smartarts speaking with Patricia Cornelius & Candy Bowers OR checkout the videos of Emilie Collyer, John Romeril & Tania Cañas on youtube



  • It’s OK to Say No for VicHealth & Horsham Rural Council - check out YOUTUBE -

  • Tiny Plays for a Big Country (Play for Australia) - .Who are we and/or who could we be?

  • Play for Australia project Writing Workshops developing writers in the community across Victoria

  • Youth to Youth Arts Exchange Timor Leste - Many Hands International / Rosebud Secondary College

  • Creative Producer Theatre program -National Celtic Festival Portarlington (2014-2017)

  • Workshops - Writing Directing Acting Improvisation Creativity

  • Applied Theatre Consultancy - Conversant Asia Pacific

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  • It’s OK to Say NO - Horsham Rural Council/VicHealth/Transvision Theatre

  • Art Matters Horsham - Soapbox Theatre

  • Theatre Network Australia - sponsor of playwrights round table

  • Port Fairy Theatre Group

  • Transvision Theatre

  • Arts Centre Melbourne

  • National Celtic Festival Portarlington

  • Play for Australia is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria

  • The Crossing creative development is supported through a Quick Response Grant from Regional Arts Victoria

  • The Crossing was supported as part of the Explorations Series 2016 at La Mama Theatre

  • Conversant Asia Pacific

News & Updates


Feb 3 Dramaturgy one on one sessions Port Fairy Short Play Festival

Jan 21 Great meeting today with David Burrows - Arts & culture Team Leader Bass Coast Shire as he develops the 2019-2029 Arts & Culture Strategy. Good things ahead!

Jan 11 Arts Consultation meeting in Inverloch with Bass Coast Shire


Artlands Bendigo

ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering Beijing - Play for Australia workshop supported by Creative Victoria

Art of Communication workshops - Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital Emergency Department

APAM Brisbane with Artsfront - Documenting First Nations Engagement

Poetry workshops - Wonthaggi Secondary College

Playwriting workshops - Port Fairy Theatre Group

ButohOUT Festival w/ Yumi Umiamare & Tony Yap - Abbotsford Convent

Soap Box Theatre Project for Art Matters - Horsham

It’s OK to Say NO in partnership with Transvision Theatre / VicHealth & Horsham Rural Council


The Crossing Natifrinj Festival

Writing workshops with Port Fairy Theatre Group Port Fairy

Flickerfest Bondi Beach for screening of Deep Storage! (Dir.Susan Earl) and meet with friends and colleagues making exciting new films!

Independent Convergence MPPavillion - beyond the ethics of survival?

Riverbend Home School Bass Victoria - Theatre project starts!

Restless Giant launch by Lindy Hume - West Gippsland Arts Centre

Monash University/Drama Victoria Festival

Byron Bay Surf Festival - Arts & Surf Culture collide!

Showbroker National Touring Selector - Adelaide SA

Swan Hill Theatre Group creative development workshop


ALL THAT FALL by Samuel Beckett National Celtic Festival Portarlington

Empowering Voices Project - Port Fairy Victoria


Play for Australia - Arts Centre Melbourne

The Club Raffle MCG Melbourne Fringe Festival

ARTLANDS DUBBO Regional Arts Australia Summit

Simeuleu North Sumatra Indonesia

The Crossing - La Mama Theatre Carlton

Workshops & performance Archie's Creek Hall Bass Coast

ARTSFRONT 2030 - Play for Australia performance

Writing workshops with Port Fairy Theatre Group Port Fairy



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tiny plays for a big country- Play for australia

Arts Centre Melbourne 


The Crossing

Natifrinj Festival  

the club raffle



all that fall by samuel beckett national celtic festival portarlington 


Directed by James Lawson Projections Greg Pritchard