Dr Peter Beaglehole


College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Bedford Park (240)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Peter Beaglehole writes plays and performance work.

In 2022 he received the Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award for his performance text Calendar Days, which went onto development as part of Vitalstatistix's Adhocracy. With RUMPUS he has presented a work in progress reading as part of their Baby Plays’ program, and Strata in their 2020/2021 curated season. Strata was shortlisted in the Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award in 2018 and received the 2016 State Theatre Company of South Australia’s Young Playwrights’ Award. His work has also been staged and presented online in ATYP’s Intersection 2017, published by Currency press, the 2013 Come Out Festival (Now DreamBIG Children’s Festival), and in Critical Stages’ 2021 Come to Where I Am.

He also researches Australian theatre history through the field of Memory Studies, and has published a monograph: Dorothy Hewett's Drama, Memory and Australian Theatre.


Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Doctor of Philosophy

Honours, awards and grants
  • 2022 Winner Jill Blewett Playwright's Award - Calendar Days
  • 2020 College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Excellence in Casual Teaching Award
  • 2018
 Finalist in Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award - Strata
  • 2018 Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, in a team with Dr Maggie Ivanova and Dr Alex Vickery-Howe
  • 2018 Carclew Fellowship
  • 2016 Strata Senior Winner STCSA Young Playwrights Award
  • 2016 3MT Flinders Finalist
Topic coordinator
DRAM2020 Popular Performance: From Bankside to Broadway
DRAM1001 Theatre in Context
DRAM3100 Contemporary Performance Practice
CREA2104 Writing for Performance
Topic lecturer
CREA2003 Narrative and Storytelling