Dr Alex Vickery-Howe

Lecturer In Drama Critical Studies

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Alex Vickery-Howe is an award-winning playwright and emerging novelist. In 2008 he made his writing debut with Once Upon a Midnight, a bilingual, bicultural horror rock musical. The show opened in Okinawa, Japan, before selling out again at the Adelaide OzAsia Festival. Since then, he has written for the stage in partnership with a number of theatre companies. His plays Out of the Ordinary and Watchlist are available from Currency Press. On screen, Alex has written and directed a number of short films. In 2018, he completed an internship with StudioCanal working in screen assessment/development. He holds a PhD from Flinders University, where he teaches across Creative Writing, Screen and Drama.

Teaching interests

Narrative, fantasy, ideology, politics, environmentalism, mystery stories and speculative fiction.

Topic coordinator
CREA2003 Narrative and Storytelling
CREA2104 Writing for Performance
Topic lecturer
CRWR1001 Ideas: Imitation and Originality
DRAM1001 Theatre in Context
CRWR3002 The Fantastic
Supervisory interests
Creation of new theatre works
Creative writing
Dramaturgy, adaptation and creative development
Intercultural theatre
New media
Popular culture, film and television
Practice-led research