Peta Tait


PETA TAIT’s Eleanor & Mary Alice about Eleanor Roosevelt’s meeting with Mary Alice Evatt was first staged in 2014. Mesmerized, co-written with Matra Robertson about Charcot and his patient, the hysteric Augustine, was staged in Brazil between 2010 and 2012 with an arts-funded Portuguese translation, Retrato de Augustine ( Portrait of Augustine). Other plays in the 2000s include: Deception River, produced in the 2008 Manawatu One-Act Playwriting Competition, and readings of Hope Pass, Jade Creek and S_old. A graduate of the NIDA Playwrights’ Studio, Tait had five short and full-length works staged during the 1980s, and worked as dramatist with the Sydney-based, The Party Line during the 1990s on Australia Council-funded performances, Appearing in Pieces 1993, and Whet Flesh 1998, and on the award-winning 700 Positions 1996. Breath by Breath, co-written with Matra Robertson about asylum seekers, received a 2003 Green Room Award Nomination for best production. She is a Professor of Theatre and Drama at La Trobe University and a widely published author of books and articles, and she was elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2013.

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S DRAMA: TEXTS AND FEMINISMS  add to cart
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