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Paul Rae

Associate Professor In Theatre Studies
Performance theory
Asia-Pacific performances
Intercultural theatre
Mainstream theatre
Theatre and new technologies
Performance Studies
arts & humanities
performing arts
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Paul Rae

Primary Interest
Contemporary theatre and performance
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Paul Rae


I am a performance scholar and theatre maker. I arrived in Melbourne in 2014 after spending seventeen years in Singapore.

From 1997, I was Artistic Co-director, with Kaylene Tan, of spell#7 performance (a theatre company), and from 2007, Assistant Professor on the Theatre Studies program at the National University of Singapore. I am the author of Theatre & Human Rights (Palgrave 2009), and many scholarly articles on performance theory, and on contemporary theatre in Southeast Asia and beyond. I am Senior Editor of Theatre Research International, and am currently completing a book entitled Real Theatre: Essays in Experience. I welcome enquiries from prospective MA and PhD students focusing on contemporary theatre and/or Asian performance cultures.

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Associate Professor In Theatre Studies

Culture And Communication


International Association of Art Critics, Singapore Section

Secretary, 2005-8

Performance Studies international (PSi)


International Federation for Theatre Research (FIRT/IFTR)


Doctor of Philosophy

Middlesex University

Master of Arts in Theatre Studies (by Research)

University of Warwick

Bachelor of Arts

University of Bristol