Associate Professor Kim Durban trained as a director at the Victorian College of the Arts. Over her career, Dr Durban has built a strong reputation as a director of both new plays and classic texts for theatres across Australia.
In 2001, Kim was appointed Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Federation University Australia in Ballarat. She is currently the Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Performing Arts and Bachelor of Acting for Stage and Screen. Kim is the winner of the 2015 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, the 2012 EJ Barker Fellowship, a 2010 ALTC Citation, the Yvonne Taylor Award for Directors in 2002 and a joint winner of the 1990 Ewa Czajor Memorial Award.
Kim has a current entry in the Who’s Who of Australian Women, and her PhD thesis explores her direction of plays by Caroline playwright Richard Brome, including the Australian premiere of his plays in Ballarat.
“Had I been there, which am a silly woman”: Dealing with gendered casting in an Australian tertiary setting
Margaret of Anjou’s reference to herself as a ‘silly woman’ in Henry VI is a political ploy to...
‘I must abroad or perish!’: The Meta-theatre of the Road in Brome’s A Jovial Crew
A Jovial Crew
Buried Treasure: The lidded box and its function
In this chapter, as I try to piece fragments about the Women Directors Group (WDG), founded by...
'I Love the Quality of Playing, I': Directing Adventures in Ballarat
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Upside down at the bottom of the world: taking Richard Brome to the Antipodes
Murder on the Ballarat Train
The City Wit
Kiss Me Kate
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
The White Rose
Goodnight Desdemona, Good morning Juliet
Scenes from an Execution