Teaching and Research Staff

Kay Nankervis

BA (Communication) MCAE, Dip. Acting – DSL (Drama Studio London), MA (Creative Writing) UTS

Lecturer in Theatre/Media
Building 1435, Room 104


Kay Nankervis is an actor, broadcaster and playwright with decades of media experience. She's acted in film, on stage and in television drama. She’s worked extensively as a TV and radio broadcaster/writer/producer with ABC, SBS and commercial networks in Australia and Great Britain.

Since joining CSU Kay has written and seen to production two stage-plays and performed key roles in stage and film productions based in the Central West. Kay has published journal articles and presented at conferences on theatre-making, critical whiteness, representations of First Nations Australians, broadcast journalism, playwriting and on communication pedagogy (including issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education).

Kay is nearing completion of a PhD exploring the role of the non-Aboriginal playwright seeking to include First Nations perspectives in her writing.


Kay has taught most recently into the Theatre Media degree within the School of Communication and Creative Industries: her subject areas have included the first year Principles of Theatre Media subject and related subjects exploring theatre texts from particular eras. Kay has also taught in past years into broadcast storytelling subjects. In 2019 Kay will be teaching first, second and third year students across subjects exploring contemporary, modern, ancient Greek and Shakespearean theatre and performance along with delivering the Communication degree’s core scriptwriting subject.


Theatre-making, critical whiteness, stage and screen writing, and representations of First Nations Australians in non-Aboriginal performance writing.

Nearing completion of doctoral studies - Phd (Theatre and Performance): The problem of the non-Aboriginal playwright

Other Information

Member of:

  • Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Actors Equity)
  • Australian Writers Guild (associate member)
  • Theatre Network Australia
  • Advisory Council (CSU representative) to Arts OutWest (Regional Arts Development Organisation, NSW central west)
  • ABC Alumni Ltd

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