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Gorkem Acaroglu
+61 415 768 996


2010 - 2015  Doctor of Philosophy

Deakin University


2009 Master of Creative Media - Interactive Media

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology


2004 Graduate Diploma - Theatre Direction

Victorian College of the Arts


2003 Playwrites Studio

National Institute of Dramatic Arts


2002 Bachelor of Arts, Honors - Theatre

University of New South Wales


2000 Master of Media Arts - Film and Video

University of Technology, Sydney


1998 Bachelor of Applied Science - Social Ecology

University of Western Sydney



2018         Program Producer, Fed Square

2018         Director, Birregurra Arts Ballyhoo

2017         Director, Wages of Fear

                  Director, Omission of the Coleman Family

2016         Director, Milk Bars

                  Director, That's Not a Daffodil 

2015         Director, The 24 Hour Experience: Ballarat

                  Director, 10Cs

                  Director, Cyborg No Exit

2014/15   Participatory Arts Producer, Arts Melbourne

2014         Director, The 24 Hour Experience: Melbourne 

                  Director, The Colour White

                  Director, Hell

2013         Director, It Felt Empty When the Heart Went

2012         Director, Mixed Reality Performance Lab

2010/12   Artistic Director, Melbourne Workers Theatre

2010         Director, Yet to Ascertain the Nature of...

2009-12   Director, Exception

2009         Director, Pandora's Eyes

2008         Director, Lonesome West

                  Director, The Pain and the Itch

                  Director, Haneef, The Interrogation



Grants & Awards


2012 - Inaugural Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship

         - Asialink Performing Arts Residency - Mongolia

2011 - Creative Leadership Award, Australia Council

2004 - Young Leaders Award, Australia Council



Digital Performance direction

Theatre/live and hybrid art

Curating and programming

Producing arts programs





2014 - Co-editor with Glenn d’Cruz ‘Digital Performance’ Australasian Drama Studies Journal

2012 - ISEA

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