Dr Felix Nobis

  • PhD (Monash University), MA (University College Cork), BA (University College Cork)

    I worked for many years as a professional actor before beginning an academic career, appearing with major companies such as Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Q Theatre and Redstitch, as well as working extensively in television, creating ongoing roles in several ABC series. As a writer / performer, I have created two one-person shows which have toured Australia, Europe and America, and as a playwright I have had several works produced and held positions as Writer in Residence with the Q Theatre (1989), and Affiliate Writer with Melbourne Theatre Company (2008).

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  • Beowulf Text and Act
    Dr Felix Nobis

    Dr Felix Nobis continues his long-standing investigation into the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf with a new research-performance ‘Beowulf as Text and Act’ (first presented in August 2014).  VIEW A VIDEO OF THE EVENT on this page…

    This research-performance presents a concurrent telling of Beowulf as Text and as Act. It invites the poem to speak to a modern audience and asks what it might be telling us.

    Performer and academic Dr Felix Nobis from the Centre for Theatre and Performance has spent over a decade with the poem. He has toured his translation internationally and written extensively on the history of the poem. In this performance, he tests the boundaries of the poem’s form by engaging with the work as text and act.

  • Dr Felix Nobis has joined author Professor Roland Perry and Professor Mary Finsterer in presenting another Monash  Alumni Event.  The Centre for Theatre and Performance is proud to be associated with these prestigious events.  VIEW A VIDEO OF THE EVENT or read more on this page… Sir Donald Bradman’s finest achievement was made off the cricket ... Read more
  • The Faculty of Arts have produced a series of 15 informative videos featuring past Transition Coordinator Dr Felix Nobis addressing some of the questions you may have when you first start university. Watch transition videos on the Arts Education Transition Videos page   Read more
  • Felix Nobis joins an esteemed selection of writers as Festival Ambassadors to this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival.  Monash University is again the Principle Education Partner for the Emerging Writers‘ Festival. In 2014 the Festival offers 11 days of diverse workshops, conversations and events for those interested in writing in all forms and across all levels. ... Read more
  • “infused with the vitality of Aussie Idiom and melodrama that crackles with understatement and wit” The AGE   Boy out of the Country a new Australian play by Felix Nobis premiered at inner-city Melbourne venue fortyfivedownstairs on November 21st 2013. Written in verse vernacular the play explores the rhythms of the country while telling a story “any ... Read more
  • Watch a short film about the Storytelling Project here   International students engage in a 6 week workshop and share stories of their past and present.  This is the first part of a three stage storytelling project created by CTP staff member, performer and researcher Felix Nobis.  On Thursday 9th May, join us for an evening of shared ... Read more
  •   The Faculty of Arts have produced a series of 15 informative videos featuring our incoming Transition Coordinator Dr Felix Nobis addressing some of the questions you may have when you first start university. Watch transition videos on the Arts Education Transition Videos page         Read more
  • Felix Nobis joins renowned author Professor Roland Perry and composer Professor Mary Finsterer in a live event celebrating the remarkable life and achievements of the man after whom Monash University was named. Sir John Monash GCMG, KCB, VD was a great Australian. In terms of importance to Australian history, he is head and shoulders above the ... Read more
  • Boy Out of the Country a play in verse by Felix Nobis was awarded the R. E. Ross Trust Script Development Award in 2010. This week saw two rehearsed readings of this play at popular inner city venue forty-five downstairs and at the Drama Theatre of Monash University. Written in verse, the play explores ways in ... Read more
  • Dr. Felix Nobis of the Centre for Theatre and Performance and Dr Chris Thompson of the Faculty of Science (Chemistry), working in association with Warwick University, coordinated and The Chemistry Project, a four week elective workshop for First Year chemistry students, exploring aspects of chemistry through performance. Key student learning outcomes included the ability to: Identify key ... Read more

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