Stephen Chinna

Dr, BA PhD Murd.

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Funding overview

1999-2006. UWA Chief Investigator on the Management Committee for the National Electronic Facility to Promote Research into Australian Performing Arts - AusStage - set up in November, 1999. Participating institutions: Flinders University, Univ. of Queensland, Univ. of New South Wales, Queensland Univ. of Technology, Univ. of New England, Univ. of Newcastle, La Trobe Univ. University of Western Australia.


Dr Stephen Chinna is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. As well as teaching in numerous areas of English and Cultural Studies, his major teaching and research interests have been in theatre and performance studies as well as creative writing for the stage and screen. He has directed over thirty theatre productions, including nine Early Modern plays


Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre and performance.
Creative writing for stage and screen.
Postmodern and modern theatre praxis.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

  • Theatre
  • History Of Theatre
  • Creative Writing
  • Howard Barker
  • Postmodern and modern theatre and performance
  • Plays of Howard Barker
  • Creative writing (stage and screen)
  • Elizabethan/Jacobean revenge tragedy
  • Elizabethan/Jacobean theatre


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