Fiona Graham has been a theatre maker for more than thirty years working as an actor, director, writer, producer and dramaturge. This body of practice informs her role as Programme Director for the MA Dramaturgy and Writing for Performance and she also teaches BA Theatre Making Level 3. Her practice research is documented in Performing Dramaturgy (Playmarket, 2017) and a collection of plays Triptych: Three Plays Inspired by the Art of Paula Rego (Aurora, 2019).
Fiona’s theatre commissions include Passage (The Herald Theatre, Auckland 2010), Breaking China (which toured Britain with Theatre Centre in 2002 and played Singapore’s International Festival in 2004) and Sightings (which was written for Auckland’s Massive Theatre Company in 2018).
Most recently Fiona has worked as dramaturge with Otago University and Talking House Theatre Company on Be/Longing and Hush (verbatim theatre), with Red Leap Theatre Company on Paper Sky and SEA (physical theatre),with playwright Mei-Lin Hansen on The Mooncake And The Kumara, and with Carol Brown on 1000 Lovers and PAH (site-specific performances).
- PhD Theatre, University of Auckland
- MA Theatre, Goldsmiths, University of London
- BA Hons, English and Education, University of Oxford Brooks
Dr Fiona Graham has previously been employed as a theatre lecturer at Auckland University and De Montfort University leading courses in dramaturgy, writing and devising. This teaching weaves theory with practice to prepare theatre makers for an expanded practice.