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Elspeth Tilley

Playwright and creative activism educator based in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Elspeth Tilley graduated from the University of Queensland Drama Program with a PhD in Drama and Literature. An experienced actor for stage and screen, she now teaches theatre and creative activism at Massey University, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, where she is an Associate Professor of English and Expressive Arts.  Elspeth writes academic articles about performance and postcolonialism, and enjoys directing regular student theatre both scripted and devised. Her short plays have been produced worldwide in festivals including the British Theatre Challenge, Short + Sweet, Pint Sized Plays NZ, Climate Change Theatre Action, Stage-It 2, and more, and published in Canada, the USA and the UK.

Theatre in the Age of Climate Change
Essay

Theatre in the Age of Climate Change

An Educator’s View

22 September 2016

As part of the Theatre in the Age of Climate Change, playwright and educator Elspeth Tilley discusses the benefits of bringing collaborative creative activism into the classroom.