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School of English and Drama

Dr Molly McPhee


Drama Teaching Fellow



I am a researcher and dramaturg with six years of experience working in theatre in the criminal justice system. My research investigates how social stigma, policing, and imaginaries of prison staged within the theatre produce sensorial atmospheres of carcerality; I explore the ways in which these carceral atmospheres create degrees of political engagement within audiences, across a range of sites of performance.

As a dramaturg, I am attached to the Royal Court Theatre. I trained at University of Melbourne (PhD, on Clean Break Theatre Company), California Institute of the Arts (MFA Writing, on antiracist ecopoetics) and was a Fulbright Fellow at University of Hamburg. I am currently Postdoctoral Research Associate on a theatre and health promotion partnership project between Australian First Nations theatre company ILBIJERRI and University of Melbourne.

Undergraduate Teaching

DRA268 Voice, Gender, Performance