The Team
Artistic Director- Patrick McCarthy

Associate Director- James Tresise

The Company

Mutation: The act or process of being altered or changed.

Mutation Theatre is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, independent theatre company based in Melbourne, Australia. It is committed to the creation and performance of theatrical works that are rigorously developed, ask complex and difficult questions, entertain and disturb in performance, and create space in which we can gather to contemplate our collective identity as a society.

Mutation Theatre creates work through rigorous and open collaboration; with each projects process, aesthetic and creative team being specifically and uniquely designed to best facilitate the needs of the piece. The company is interested in a diversity of theatrical possibilities, and its output is a constantly mutating body of work.

The company has a focus on new and experimental theatrical forms and processes, through which it aims to find a contemporary voice in all of its creations.

Patrick McCarthy

Artistic Director
Mutation Theatre


Nomination: 2011 Victorian Green Room Awards: Best Lighting Design (Independent)- For Katie Sfetkidis on These are the isolate
Winner: People's Choice Award- 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival for The Arrival
Winner: Victorian Writer's Centre Award for Best Emerging Playwright- 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival for Katy Warner's These are the Isolate
Winner: Theatre Works Award- 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival for The Arrival and These are the Isolate
High Commendation: Melbourne Dramatist's New Writing Award for Patrick McCarthy's Fluorescent Facade: Howard Arkley and Suburbia