Dr. Sarah Peters is a playwright, theatre practitioner, and Senior Lecturer in Drama at Flinders University. Her verbatim plays engage with communities to tell the shared stories of experience such as women living with Alopecia in bald heads and blue stars (2014), young people navigating mental health and wellbeing in twelve2twentyfive (2015), growing up in rural communities in Eternity (2017), and pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago looking for belonging in Blister (2019). Sarah's most recent publications include 'Verbatim Theatre and Dramaturgy of Belonging' (2019) and 'A Reflective Practitioner Case Study Researching Verbatim Theatre' (2020). Sarah's practice includes facilitating playwriting and collaborative theatre making projects, most recently with D'faces of Youth Arts and ExpressWay Arts (Carclew) in South Australia.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern QLD, 2016
Acting Masterclass with Matt Scholten, Empire Theatre Toowoomba, 2016
Small Screen Masterclass - screenwriting with Linden Wilkinson, Springfield, 2015
Master of Arts - awarded with distinction, University of Southern QLD, 2012
Verbatim Theatre Masterclass with Alana Valentine, Sydney Theatre Company, 2012
Bachelor of Drama/Bachelor of Education - awarded with distinction, University of Southern QLD, 2007
CHASS Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2022.
CHASS Early Career Research Excellence Award, 2020.
Veronica Kelly Prize for Best Postgraduate Paper, Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance, 2015
1st Place in Pitch Club Challenge, University of Southern QLD, 2015
Australian Postgraduate Award, 2013
Geoffrey Milne Bursary, Australasian Drama Studies Association, 2013
Bid O'Sullivan Teaching Scholarship, 2004
Research Section Head: Creative and Performing Arts (2022-present)
NTRO committee chair (2022-present)
Book Reviews Editor Australasian Drama Studies (2021-present)
Equal Opportunity Contact Officer CHASS (2021-2022)
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