UQ Drama Creative Fellowship

27 February 2019

UQ Drama Creative Visiting Scholars

The UQ Drama Creative Fellowship sees UQ bring a playwright or dramaturg of national or international standing to the School of Communication and Arts each year to provide students with playwriting masterclasses and dramaturgical masterclasses, along with a guest lecture on a research topic or element of craft that connects with their own creative practice. In return we often provide the visiting Creative Fellow with a staged reading of a new play they are working on, using our links with industry to provide professional directors and actors for the presentation. Industry is then invited to watch the reading alongside staff and students, fostering an increased sense of UQ Drama being an important hub for the development of new work locally and nationally. We raise our own teaching program’s profile by bringing industry to the campus in this way, and provide students with unique one-on-one contact with leading practitioners. The UQ Creative Fellowship was piloted in 2015, and now, thanks to annual funding from the School’s Engagement Fund, operates as an annual event.