Profile: Prof M-H Coetzee

Prof Marie-Heleen Coetzee

In 2017, Prof Coetzee visited George Mason University to engage with the university's Historical Martial Arts Archive project. She is a regular contributor to Theatre Times ("Gopala Davies' explorations in intermediality"; "LIFE: A History of Distance"; "Shakespeare and decolonization").

Selected publications & creative work

Coetzee, M-H. 2021. Cornucopia: keynote performance and video. Critical food studies: South Africa and beyond. Virtual conference. Concept and artistic director, M-H Coetzee. Intimacy choreographer, E Haarhoff. Videography and editing, M van Eeden & S Sabatelli. 17-19 Nov. 

Coetzee, M-H and Van der Merwe, J. 2021. BEET. Theatrical production commissioned by the Suidoosterfees. Playwright, Braam van der Vyfer. 7 April, Lombardi Hotel, Pretoria; 26-29 April, Artscape Arena theatre; 17 September, Centurion theatre; 26 September, Kalfiefees.

Coetzee, M-H. (dir). 2021. Auntie Covidia and the curious calamaties of Covid-19. 2021. Theartre production commissioned by UP UNICEF One Health and the Department of Science and Innovation/ National Research Foundation (DSI-NRF) Centre of Excellence in Food Security. Choreographed by Kristina Johnstone. Moja Gabedi. 19-21 May. UNICEF Future Africa Youth Forum. 10 June. Available:

Farber, S, Coetzee, M-H & Munro, M. 2020. The mediality of pre-recorded digital performing arts on YouTube: a skills-development module. South African Theatre Journal. DOI:

Coetzee, M-H. 2019. Betwixt and between: the intermedial dramaturgy of Gopala Davies. CINETic Review. 1(1):146-160.

Coetzee, M-H. 2019. Visiting scholar: CINETic, postgraduate and research centre of the National University of Theatre and Film I.L. Caragiale, Bucharest, Romania. 

Coetzee, M-H & Van der Merwe, J. (dir). 2019. Deurnis 20 voor 2: Ba(R)rok.  3-9 March, US Woordfees, Stellenbosch.  

Bateman, T & Coetzee, M-H. 2018. Dramatising gender: exploring gender constructs through drama-based strategies. Youth Theatre Journal. 32(2): 1-14.

Jordaan, O & Coetzee, M-H. 2017. Storying worlds: using playback theatre to explore the interplay between personal and dominant discourses amongst adolescents. Research In Drama Education: The journal of applied drama and theatre. 22(4): 537-552.

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