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Monica Prendergast

Dr Monica Prendergast is professor of drama/theatre education at the University of Victoria. Her research interests are varied and include drama-based curriculum and pedagogy, drama/theatre in community contexts, applied theatre, performance studies and arts-based qualitative research methods. Some of Prendergast’s books, to date, are Staging the Not-Yet: How Dramatic Ensemble Creates Utopian Space (Drama Australia, 2016), Web of Performance: An Ensemble Workbook (University of Victoria, 2018), Teachers and Teaching on Stage and on Screen: Dramatic Depictions (Intellect, 2019), Applied Theatre: Ethics (Bloomsbury, 2022) and Applied Theatre (Intellect, 2009, 2016, 2023) and Applied Drama (Intellect, 2013), the latter two with Juliana Saxton. Her publishing record includes over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, 30 chapters, and many reviews and professional contributions.