Dr Shane Pike

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,

Personal details


Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,


Performing Arts and Creative Writing, Film, Television and Digital Media, Cultural Studies

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD - Performing Arts, Directing (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts)
  • GDLP (The Australian National University)
  • LLB (The Australian National University)
  • BA - Drama Hons. First Class (The Australian National University)
  • BCA - Theatre (University of Tasmania)

Professional memberships and associations

Australasian Association of Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies.

International Federation for Theatre Research.

Matilda Awards Judging Committee.

Golden Key International Honours Society.


Dr Pike has taught and coordinated units across the Drama and Acting disciplines. He has experience and qualifications in applied theatre, actor training, screen acting, theatre devising, performance making, playwriting, directing (stage, film and TV), arts and entertainment law, digital dramaturgy, digital design, performance theory and drama history, Australian theatre and practice-led research practices. Currently:

Coordinator and lecturer KTB326 Drama Practice: Realisation

Coordinator and lecturer KTB227 Leadership in a Creative Context

Coordinator and lecturer KTB216 Drama Practice: Interpretation

Tutor KTB217 Story and Performance

Guest Lecturer KTB110 Plays that Changed the World.

Previously at QUT, Shane has coordinated and taught: Applied Theatre, Process Drama, The Actor and the Screen, Acting Fundamentals, Socially Engaged Arts Practice, Post Dramatic Theatre, Acting Skills 1 and 2, Situated Creative Practice Projects and Performance Innovation.

Dr Pike has previously taught various units in directing and acting for film and TV, live production, theatre history and classical theatre, Australian theatre and theory and practice of realism and post-realism at Edith Cowan University, The University of Queensland and the University of Tasmania.


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Current supervisions

  • Gaming the Narrative: Authoring Emergence by Designing for Authority, Audience Agency, and Uncertainty in Theatre and Play
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Jane Turner