Dr Sarah Peters

Senior Lecturer in Drama

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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

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

Honours, awards and grants

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

Key responsibilities

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)

Topic coordinator
DRAM1003 Introduction to Theatre Practice
DRAM1004 Independent Theatre Production
DRAM2200 Theatre and Education
DRAM2201 Theatre Collaborations and Community