Petra Kalive trained at WAAPA 2004 and has since been working professionally as an actor, director, and dramaturg. Her production company Two Blue Cherries’s debut production Three Dog Night toured nationally. She was appointed Dramaturg at Red Stitch in 2009-2012, was Assistant Dramaturg at the Malthouse in 2010, and was supported by the Australia Council to attend the New Visions/New Voices Festival at the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C. in 2012.
As an actor she has worked for RealTV, Complete Works Theatre Company, Melbourne Playback, and Adelaide Festival Centre, and had many guest appearances on television, including a lead support role in Underbelly. She is Co-Artistic Director of Melbourne Playback Theatre Company. Recently the Assistant Director on MTC’s Constellations, she has also directed for MTC’s Pre Texts Program and will direct Beached there later this year. As a director she has also worked for Arena Theatre Company, Complete Works Theatre Company, and Monash University Performing Arts Program.