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Ranters Theatre is privileged to be living and working on the lands of the Yalukit Willam Clan of the Boon Wurrung. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.


Ranters Theatre is a group of Melbourne based artists that have been making work together since 1994. The work has been presented in theatres, inside homes, in gardens and on the streets. Each project is made as a response to the social and psychological contexts of contemporary living and acts as a kind of reframing of the everyday experience. Our work plays with the habitual languages of performance and is centred around the singular question of ‘how we perform ourselves.’ Above all else we are interested in people. Our work encourages an open and questioning relationship with audiences. We collaborate with artists both nationally and internationally.

Ranters has partnered with organisations in Australia including Melbourne Festival, Adelaide Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne, Malthouse Theatre, Arts House, Griffin Theatre, Theatre Works, Street Theatre and Belvoir Street Theatre. Our work has been presented in over a dozen countries including France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark, England, Wales, South Korea, USA and Canada. The company has undertaken national and international residencies at Bundanon Trust in NSW, The National Theatre Studio, London, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Zuppa Theatre, Halifax and at Maldinsko Theatre, Ljubljana. 


Ranters Theatre is a non-profit organisation that gratefully accepts support through tax deductible donations. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Please consider supporting here


Zoe Burton, Adriano Cortese, Raimondo Cortese, and Patrick Moffatt

Artistic Director

Adriano Cortese

Artistic Associate

David Franzke

Artistic Collaborators

Ben Anderson, Arthur Angel, Des Barry, Kristina Bidenko, Jason Blake, Heather Bolton, Beth Buchanan, Robert Daoud, Luke Elliot, Jaqui Everitt, Hyukjoon Go, Shane Grant, Belinda Hellier, Stephen Hennessy, Natasha Herbert, Ye-Sol Hyun, Mike Jaballah, George Kara, Emma Strand, Kayip (WooJun Lee), Dahuin Kim, Evan Lawson, Kyung-sung Lee, Tae-Suk Lee, Deborah Leiser-Moore, Keri Light, Paul Lim, Laura Lima, Paul Lum, Tess Masters, Margaret Mills, Robert Morgan, Jerome Pride, Lynne Ellis, Marcia Ferguson, Paul Jackson, Darren Steffen, Genevieve Morris, Callum Morton, Kyungmin Na, Torquil Neilson, Tony Nikolakopoulos, Niklas Pajanti, Dan Potra, Govin Ruben, Kim Salmon, Ina Shanahan, Felicity Soper, Rafael Spregelburd, Jeremy Stanford, Sooyeon Sung, Shane Thornton, Kelly Tracey, David Treddinick, Anna Tregloan, Lisa Trewin, James Tyson and Rosa Voto


Nic Clark (NCM)

Board of Directors

Lisa Bird, Adriano Cortese, Kelly Griffiths, Natasha Prendergast, Graeme Robinson (Chair) and Tim Keong


Ranters gratefully receives organisational funding support from the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria


Ranters Theatre is a supporter of 15 Trees

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