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Felix Nobis


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I worked for many years as a professional actor before beginning an academic career, appearing with major companies such as Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Q Theatre and Redstitch, as well as working extensively in television, creating ongoing roles in several ABC series. As a writer / performer, I have created two one-person shows which have toured Australia, Europe and America, and as a playwright I have had several works produced and held positions as Writer in Residence with the Q Theatre (1989), and Affiliate Writer with Melbourne Theatre Company (2008).

From 1995 I spent time in Ireland and completed a BA in English and an MA in Old and Middle English at University College Cork. During this time I wrote a performance translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, and I have toured this translation extensively, including a recorded version for ABC Radio National in 2007. I am currently completing a PhD in comparative models (contemporary and medieval) of storytelling practices.

I have supervised Honours work in fields of performance making, exploration of orality, Shakespearean performance, and storytelling. I am currently teaching in the fields of medieval theatre, contemporary performance practice, site-specific theatre, and performance making.

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2006 2017

Performing chemistry: The benefits of bonding theatre and science

Heron, J., Nobis, F. J., Romero-Canelon, I., Sadler, P. & Thompson, C., 20 Jul 2017, In : Education in Chemistry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

Open Access

'Dropping a part': The changing relationship of midlife actors with their profession

Nobis, F. J., 2015, In : About Performance. 13, p. 203 - 216 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

One night wonders

Nobis, F. J., 2014

Research output: Non-textual formRecorded/ Rendered PerformanceOther

Boy out of the country

Nobis, F. J., 2013

Research output: Non-textual formTheatre PerformanceResearch

Australian Voices: Poetry in performance, publication and recording

Nobis, F. J., 2012

Research output: Non-textual formRecorded/ Rendered PerformanceResearch