Jenna Schroder

Jenna Schroder is an emerging arts critic, with a background in dance and voice, and an organiser at the Media, Entertainment, Arts Alliance. Outside of her union activism, Jenna can be found performing at The Improv Conspiracy, around the Melbourne comedy scene and producing independent work across multiple platforms. Twitter: @jennaschroder00

Jenna's Latest Articles


Performance review: The Wharf Revue: Pride in Prejudice, Union Theatre

In its 25th year, The Wharf Revue is a well-oiled production, but the writing has a few hiccups. 

Candide. A group of flamboyantly dressed 18th century figures gather around a bare chested central figure.

Theatre review: Candide, Palais Theatre

Operatic technique played second fiddle to a hilarious and hugely enjoyable production. 

Titanic. Image is of a replica grand staircase from the ill-fated Titanic passenger ship, on display at Melbourne Museum.

Exhibition review: Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition, Melbourne Museum

An easy one-hour amble through a well-trodden historical event with less focus on the Titanic’s artefacts than the exhibition title…

The Inheritance. A group of men on a dimly lit stage, with two spotlit in the centre hugging.

Theatre review: The Inheritance, fortyfivedownstairs

A theatre marathon about the intergenerational relationships, romantic or otherwise, of a gay community in New York City. 

Australian Gothic Tales. Five men and women stand in front of a red curtain looking at the camera and smiling.

Theatre review: Australian Gothic Tales, The Butterfly Club

A lacklustre presentation of Australian stories that sidesteps Gothic elements entirely.

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. Image is a female in long black clothes sweeping another woman in what appears to be pale blue bathers off her feet. They are on a bare stage in front of a curtain.

Theatre review: Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, fortyfivedownstairs

A night of queer spectacle jam-packed with laughs and all things camp.

Defoe. Image is a man in 18th century garb, with a white wig, sitting in an armchair and holding up his arms in a querying stance.

Theatre review: Defoe's Plague, La Mama

A befuddled but promising exploration of the life and work of Daniel Defoe.


Theatre review: Myra in Space, fortyfivedownstairs

An exploration of the experiences of older women lifted off to great heights.


Theatre review: Cry Baby, La Mama

For chic Melburnians who are sad and want to talk about it.


Theatre review: Garage Girls, La Mama Courthouse

A show for lovers of feel-good movies, Australian stories and women beating the odds.

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