Terri Elliot


Terri Elliott is a lecturer in Applied Theatre, Pedagogy and Drama Education at the University of Cape Town.  She works across three departments (The Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies; The School of Education; and The Humanities Extended Degree Unit) and teaches in the spaces where drama and education meet.  The title for her current PhD research is ‘The recontextualization of the Grade 10 Dramatic Arts CAPS in three Cape Town high schools’.

She has published in Research in Drama Education and has co-authored school textbooks for the new CAPS curriculum in South Africa.  Frequent collaborations with Assitej include projects such as: creating a guide for using puppetry to teach numeracy and literacy, collaborating on the creating of teaching and learning support DVDs for the Grade 10-12 Dramatic Arts curriculum for the Western Cape Education Department, presenting facilitator training workshops, and assisting in the organisation of (and presentation at) the ITYARN conference in Cape Town in 2017.  She was commissioned by the Western Cape Education Department to adapt part of her Masters research into a training manual and workshop for Drama Educators on the use of Drama as a cross-curricular pedagogy.

Terri spent eight years working as a high school Drama and English educator before moving to Higher Education.  She worked as the Company Manager for Ubom! Eastern Cape Drama Company and has also worked closely with the Schools Festival programme for many years.  She is trained in Applied Theatre, Stage Directing, Mime and Clowning.