Dr Sarah Peters

Lecturer in Drama

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities (251)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Sarah is a playwright, theatre practitioner and practice-led researcher. Her verbatim plays engage with communities to tell the shared stories of experience, such as women living with alopecia in bald heads & blue stars, young people navigating mental health and wellbeing in twelve2twentyfive and pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago looking for belonging in Blister. Her research in verbatim theatre extends across the fields of performance, process and impact on the community and her current research focuses on the pedagogy of collaborative theatre making and devised theatre. Her most recent work, Eternity, premiered in QLD in 2017 and an excerpt of the script is published in 'New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing'. Sarah's teaching includes community and political theatre, children and young people's theatre and Australian Drama. She is passionate about mentoring theatre practitioners in their creative practice.


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

Honours, awards and grants

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

Key responsibilities

Honours Coordinator Semester One 2018

Drama Workshop Coordinator

Topic coordinator
DRAM1003 Drama Workshop 1A
DRAM2201 Stanislavski Workshop
DRAM1004 Drama Workshop 1B
DRAM2200 Improvisation Workshop
DRAM3200 Studio Workshop: Beyond Stanislavski

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