Personal details

Dr Caroline Heim
Senior Lecturer
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Discipline *
Performing Arts and Creative Writing
+61 7 3138 8541
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD(Drama) (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Australasian Drama Studies Association
  • American Society for Theatre Research
  • Zonta International
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Caroline Heim is a Lecturer in Performance Studies in the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT. She coordinates and lectures into units such as European theatre history, Australian theatre history and performing skills. Caroline’s PhD  (University of Queensland) explored and trialled a new model for post-performance discussions. Her primary area of research is theatre audiences and her post PhD research explores the actor-audience relationship. Caroline’s book Audience as Performer: the changing role of theatre audiences in the twenty-first century was published in 2016 by Routledge. She has published in various journals and is currently researching a new book for Routledge. Before entering academia, Caroline graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York with a Drama League Award. She worked as a performer on the New York and major US capital city stages in lead roles for seven years. Much of Caroline’s research is informed by her theatre company productions. Crossbow Productions produces contemporised biographical plays in New York, Sydney and Brisbane.

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