Hadley, Bree Jamila
Queensland University of Technology
Dr Bree Hadley is Senior Lecturer in Performance Studies in the School of Media, Entertainment and Creative Arts in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Her research investigates the construction of identity in contemporary performance, concentrating on the way artists marked by gender, race or (dis)ability mobilise images and media from the public sphere to subvert stereotypes. She has a particular interest in practices that position spectators as co-performers, the performativity of spectatorship, and the efficacy and ethics of such co-performances.Hadley's research has appeared Performance Research, About Performance, Australasian Drama Studies, Brolga: An Australian Journal About Dance, Liminalities, Scope Journal of Film & TV, M/C Media & Culture Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management, Journal of Further and Higher Education, and in the collection International Faust Studies: Adaptation, Translation, Reception, amongst other outlets. Hadley is also currently President of the Australasian Association for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (ADSA), a Director of Performance Studies International (PSi), and a nationally recognised commentator on all forms of drama, theatre and performance in her role as theatre critic for Australia-wide newspaper The Australian. In addition to her academic work, Hadley has worked as a dramaturg, director and arts administration and held a number of positions in industry, including her role as a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Australia Council for the Arts’ JUMP National Mentoring Program for Young and Emerging Artists, a member of the Judging Committee for the Matilda Awards for Excellence in Brisbane Theatre, and a member of the Board fo Youth Arts Queensland.
FeatureThe National Cultural Policy Discussion Paper—drafted to assist the Australian Government in developing the first national Cultural Policy since Creative Nation nearly two decades ago—envisages a future in which arts, cultural and creative activities directly support the development of an inclusive, innovative and productive Australia. "The policy," it says, "will be based on an...Read more