2019 UQ Drama Creative Fellow Katalin Trencsényi

The School of Communication and Arts is pleased to announce that the 2019 UQ Drama Creative Fellow will be celebrated dramaturg Katalin Trencsényi. Katalin is the author of Dramaturgy in the Making: A User’s Guide for Theatre Practitioners (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015), editor of Bandoneon: Working with Pina Bausch (Oberon Books, 2016), and co-editor with Bernadette Cochrane of New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014). Since 2018 she has been working as editor of the dramaturgy section of the award-wining global theatre portal, TheTheatreTimes.com

As a London-based freelance dramaturg, Katalin has worked with the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, Deafinitely Theatre, Corali Dance Company, and Company of Angels, among others. As a theatre-maker Katalin has worked and taught internationally: in Belgium (DANSPUNT – Out of the Toolbox Festival), Canada (Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal), Poland (Festival of New Dramaturgies), Russia (Diaghilev Festival), and the US (LMDA dance dramaturgy workshop at Gibney Dance).

Katalin is co-founder of the Dramaturgs’ Network (d’n), has worked on its various committees, and from 2010 to 2012 served as its President. Currently she is working as a member of the d’n Advisory Board.

atalin is proud to have won the Bly Fellowship in 2014, awarded by the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and is looking forward to present her research on dance dramaturgy at the Bly Alumni’s celebratory gathering at the Kennedy Center in 2019.

During her fellowship, Katalin will be collaborating with staff and students at the University of Queensland, and also at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. The University of Queensland events include:

Playwriting Masterclass

            Tuesday, 12th March 2019

            Geoffrey Rush Drama Studio, 9.00am – 4.00pm


            Wednesday, 20th March 2019

  Hawken Engineering Building 9.00am – 10.00pm

Public Lecture

  Wednesday, 20th March 2019

            Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building, 6.00pm – 7.00pm

  Please RSVP to this event by 15 March 2019

 View video of session. 

Research Roundtable on New Dramaturgy

            Friday, 22nd March 2019 

            Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building, 4.45pm – 6.00pm

            Please RSVP to this event by 20 March 2019 

 View video of session.

Production Dramaturgy Masterclass

            Saturday, 23th March 2019

            The Geoffrey Rush Drama Studio, 10.00am – 4.00pm


Please RSVP to these events by contacting communication-arts@uq.edu.au