Kerrie Schaefer



College: College of Humanities

I have BA Hons (Class 1) and a PhD (Performance Studies) from the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

As an undergraduate student in the (then) Centre for Performance Studies, I submitted an essay to The Drama Review's inaugural Student Essay Competition. It won a prize and publication (see Schaefer 1991:

I completed my PhD studies with an Australian Postgraduate Reserach Award.

I have a long interest in participatory performance making from the Sydney Front's boundary breaking work in the field of contemporary Australian performance in the late 1980s and 1990s to equally experimental and perhaps more democratic modes of cultural participation evident in appllied theatre and community performance practices. 

In 2007, I left the University of Newcastle, NSW, to lead an MA in Applied Drama at the University of Exeter.