biography

In 2005 Govin Ruben graduated with a Bachelors of Dramatic Arts (Production) from Victorian College of The Arts, Melbourne. During his time at the VCA Govin majored in the field of lighting design. Upon graduating Govin was awarded the Orloff Family Trusts Scholarship for his outstanding achievement whilst at the VCA.

Since leaving the VCA, Govin has worked on critically acclaimed projects such as ‘20 Years of the Pants’ and ‘Kissy Kissy’, for the Adelaide International Fringe Festival, ‘Citrawarna, Colours of Malaysia Month Launch 2007 – 2009’ for the Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia, ‘The Puppet Black Box Theatre’ for the 2007 Prague Quadrennial Design Festival, ‘Avast’, ‘Avast 2: The Welshman Cometh’ and ‘Thyestes’ for the Malthouse Theatre, ‘Act 3’ and ‘Room 222’ for the Australian Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.  ‘Vs Macbeth’ for the Sydney Theatre Company,  ‘Bali Agung’ for Taman Safari Indonesia, ‘They Called Him Mr Glamour’ for Belvoir Street Theatre and ‘Doku Rai’ for The Black Lung Theatre and Whaling Firm, ‘My Lingam Speaks’, ‘Klue,Doh!’, ‘The Bee Project’ and ‘Flatland’ for TerryandTheCuz amongst many other fringe and other smaller projects.

Govin is currently engaged with the Artistic Direction of The Arts Cluster’ at the 2014 Malaysian Youth Day Festival, the European tour of ‘Song’ by Ranters Theatre and ‘Thyestes’ by Belvoir Street as well as  the re-design of ‘Physical Fractals’ by Natalie Abbott.