Email: chris.hay [at] uq.edu.au
I am currently Lecturer in Drama in the School of Communication and Arts at the University of Queensland. In this role, I am available as a supervisor of MPhil and PhD projects in my areas of expertise, as well as continuing my teaching in theatre history, dramaturgy, and contemporary performance practice.
In 2017, I was appointed Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of New England (UNE), Australia, where I was responsible for the discipline's first year program in theatre history and production practice, as well as units in Australian theatre history and production practice. In September 2017, I directed the UNE Theatre Studies Major Production of Spring Awakening, after Frank Wedekind from my own translation.
Between 2014 and January 2017, I was an Associate Lecturer in Performance Practices at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). In this role, I was responsible for teaching the theoretical content of the practice-based Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees offered at NIDA, one of Australia's pre-eminent training conservatoires for theatre, film, and television. My main teaching responsibilities at NIDA included theatre history, with a particular focus on the rise of Modernity across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and verbatim and documentary performance techniques.
I have delivered many successful guest lectures and workshops in both tertiary and secondary settings. These have included masterclasses on headphone verbatim, workshops on the legacy of Bertolt Brecht, and introductory lectures to Australian theatre history. I have a strong working knowledge of the New South Wales Drama curriculum, particularly Stage 6, and have delivered many well-received classes for both Preliminary and HSC students. Please contact me using the details above for further information.