Dr. Monica Prendergast

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Dr. Monica Prendergast

Professor, Drama Education

PhD (Interdisciplinary Studies in Theatre, Philosophy & Education), University of Victoria

MA (Curriculum Studies, Theatre & Education), University of Victoria

BEd (Artist in Community Education (Dramatic Arts & English)), Queen's University

BFA (Drama (Acting)), University of Regina

Office:  MacLaurin A523

Phone:  250-472-4045

Email:  

Personal website

Canadian Journal of Practice-based Research in Theatre


 

  • Drama/Theatre Education (K-12 & Postsecondary)

  • Curriculum Studies (K-12 & Postsecondary)
  • Applied Drama/Theatre (community-based practice)

  • Curriculum Studies/Theory/Philosophy

  • Performance Theory/Performance Studies

  • Arts-Based Qualitative Research Methods (performative and poetic inquiry)

  • Undergraduate

  • K-8 Drama Education (EDCI 305A & 305B)

  • Secondary Theatre Methods (EDCI 716)

  • Cross-curricular Inquiry (EDCI 787)

  • Learning through Drama (EDCI 464)

  • Graduate

  • Contemporary Curriculum Studies (EDCI 532)

  • Curriculum Development (EDCI 548)

  • Directed Studies in Arts-based Research, Curriculum Change and Personalized Learning, Early Years Drama (EDCI 591/691)

Prendergast, M. (2020). anecdotal [Poem]. Qualitative Inquiry, 26(6), 674-676. 

Uria Irarte, E. & Prendergast, M. (published online March 31, 2020). Open Circle: Playing coexistence in ten movements. Qualitative Inquiry

Prendergast, M. (2020). Dwelling in the human/posthuman entanglement of poetic inquiry: Poetic missives to and from Carl Leggo. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, 17(2), 13-33. 

Prendergast, M. & Saxton, J. (2020). Applied theatre and education: We are not-yet…. Canadian Theatre Review, 181, 8-13. 

Prendergast, M. & Shenfield, R. (2019). From theatre to performance studies: Collaborating on curriculum change with secondary level dramatic arts teachers. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 24(2), 118-132.

Prendergast, M. & W. Weigler (Eds.). (2018). Web of performance: An ensemble workbook. [E-book]. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria. 

Prendergast, M. (2017). Insomnia/ac/ademic [Poems]. Qualitative Inquiry, 25(9-10), 836-838. 

Prendergast, M. (2017). Delegated performance: Interdisciplinary tensions, provocations, questions. Performing Ethos, 7(1), 25-42.

Prendergast, M. (2016). Tracing the journey to Here: Reflections on a prison theatre devised project. Theatre Topics, 26(3), 343-349. 

Prendergast, M. (2016). Staging the not-yet: How dramatic ensemble creates utopian space. [Monograph]. Drama Australia.

Prendergast, M. & Saxton, J. (Eds.). (2016). Applied theatre: International case studies and challenges for practice (2nd ed.). Intellect Books.

Prendergast, M. (2015). Staging the not-yet: How dramatic ensemble creates utopian space. [Monograph]. Stafford, QLD: Drama Australia.

Galvin, K.T. & Prendergast, M. (Eds.). (2015). Poetic inquiry II: Seeing, caring, understanding: Using poetry as and for inquiry. Rotterdam: Sense. Carter, M.R., Prendergast, M. & Belliveau, G. (Eds.). (2015). Drama, theatre and performance education in Canada: Classroom and community contexts. [EBook]

Prendergast, M. (2015). Reflections on a peace education theatre project: Performing Dario Fo and Franca Rame’s Peace Mum. Journal of Educational Enquiry, 14(1), Article 11. 

Prendergast, M. (2015). Sharing the wealth: Performance studies in the lives of young people. In M.R. Carter, M. Prendergast & G. Belliveau, (Eds.). (2015). Drama, theatre and performance education in Canada: Classroom and community contexts (pp. 108-116). [EBook]

Prendergast, M. & Saxton, J. (July 2015). Story and applied theatre: Fictionalizing Theatre of the Real in collective process. Paper presented at triennial International Drama in Education Research Institute, National Institute of Education, Singapore.

Prendergast, M., Birch, R., Bishop, K., Chamberlain-Snider, S., Clement, C., Pauluth-Penner, T. & Weigler, W. (July 2015). Performance studies in secondary education: Developing an ensemblebased curriculum for students 16-18. Paper presented at triennial International Drama in Education Research Institute, National Institute of Education, Singapore.

Carter, M.R., Belliveau, G. & Prendergast, M. (July 2015). Drama and theatre education: Canadian perspectives. Presentation at triennial International Drama in Education Research Institute, National Institute of Education, Singapore.

Prendergast, M. (2014). “I contain multitudes”: The challenges of self-representation in arts-based educational research. International Journal of Education and the Arts, 15(SI 2), Article 2. 

Prendergast, M. (2014). Misperformance ethnography. Applied Theatre Research, 2(1), 77-90.

Prendergast, M. (May 2014). Part of the problem? A contrarian look at the socially-engaged work of art and arts-based research. Paper presented at the Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Prendergast, M. (July 2014). Sharing the wealth: Performance studies in the educational lives of young people. Paper presented at Int’l Federation for Theatre Research, University of Warwick, UK.

Prendergast, M. & Blumenfeld-Jones, D. (Eds.). (2014). Arts-based educational research: Special issue. International Journal of Education and the Arts, 15(SI 2)

Prendergast, M. & Saxton, J. (2013). Applied drama: A Facilitator’s handbook to working in community. Bristol, UK: Intellect Books.  

Prendergast, M. & Belliveau, G. (2013). Poetics and performance. In A. Trainor & E. Graue (Eds.), Reviewing qualitative research in the social sciences (pp. 197-210). New York: Routledge.  

Prendergast, M. (2012). Poetic inquiry and the social poet. In S. Thomas, A. Cole & S. Stewart (Eds.), The art of poetic inquiry (pp. 488-502). Halifax, NS: Backalong Books.  

Prendergast, M. (2012). Education and/as art: A found poetry suite. International Journal of Education and the Arts, 13(Interlude 2), 1-19.

Galvin, K. & Prendergast, M. (Eds.). (2012). Poetic inquiry: Special issue. Creative Approaches to Research, 5(2). 

Prendergast, M. & Borody, C. (Eds.). (2011). Shakespeare and practice-based research: Special issue. Canadian Journal of Practice-Based Research in Theatre, 3(1). 

Prendergast, M. (2011). in exile/in flight: Two poems from a poetic autoethnography of academic banishment. Cultural StudiesßàCritical Methodologies, 11(3), 303-305. 

Prendergast, M. (2011). Utopian performatives and the social imaginary: Toward a new philosophy of drama/theatre education. Journal of Aesthetic Education, 45(1), 58-73. 

Prendergast, M. (Ed.). (2010). Research-based applied theatre: Special issue on No Particular Place to Go. Canadian Journal of Practice-Based Research in Theatre, 2(1). 

Prendergast, M. (2010). “What is in your heart?” A scripted transcription of a post-show conversation. Canadian Journal of Practice-Based Research in Theatre, 2, Article 7, 1-17.   

Prendergast, M. (2010). Reflective praxis though narrative and poetry: Performing Peace Mum. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 15(1), 79-87.