Dr Bryoni Trezise

Senior Lecturer
BA (Hons Class 1) UNSW; PhD UNSW
School of the Arts & Media


+61 2 9385 4513
Room 117, Level 1, Robert Webster
Fields: Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, Performing Arts and Creative Writing


My current research interests are in contemporary and postdramatic theatre practices, as well as in practices and processes of cultural memory. I am tracing the extension of both of these areas in relation to theories of affect, feeling and spectatorship. In my work as a dramaturg for national performance makers, I am interested in both processes and effects of creative practice, and in finding languages and methods that account for the cultural force of theatre.

I have supervised honours students working in theoretical and practice-based research areas of reperformance, community performance, solo performance, disability performance and autoteatro, amongst other forms. My research history includes a particular fascination for autobiographical performance. I have taught in areas of contemporary theatre, performance theory, dramaturgy and popular performance in relation to Australian, European, British and North American case studies. 

I have also held roles in the cultural sector, working as a researcher for Regional Arts NSW, a reviewer for RealTime Magazine and a creative practitioner on youth and community performance projects with PACT Youth Theatre. 



My teaching expertise is in areas of contemporary performance theory and practice; cultural performance; dramaturgy and cultural and critical theory.

Courses I convene in 2013-2014 are:

ARTS1121 Reading Performance

ARTS2123 Performance and Popular Culture

ARTS2121 Critical Perspectives on Theatre and Performance Studies

ARTS3129 Theatre, Performance and Visual Culture

ARTS3127 Live Art and Physical Theatres (with Dr Meg Mumford)

Honours and prizes

I am recipient of the 2013 Marlis Thiersch Research Award for excellence in English-language articles anywhere in the world in the broad field of drama, theatre and performance studies.

I was recipient of the Milt Luger Fellowship at the State Library of NSW in 2005.

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