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Dr. Sarah Jane Scaife
Assistant Professor, Drama

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Directing Marina Carr's By the Bog of Cats (1998) in China in, editor(s)Clare, David, McDonagh, Fiona and Nakase, Justine , The Golden Thread: Irish Women Playwrights Vol. Two (1992-2016, England, Liverpool University Press, 2021, pp51 - 63, [Sarah Jane Scaife] Book Chapter, 2021

Sarah Jane Scaife, Beckett in the City: The Women Speak, Beckett Mexico, Centro Nacional de Las Artes, Mexico City, 27-29th 2019, 2019 Conference Paper, 2019 URL

Sarah Jane Scaife, 'Situating the Audience - Performance encounter Beckett in the City: The Women Speak, Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol 28, (No 1), 2018, p114 - 126 Journal Article, 2018

Samuel Beckett, 'Company', Dublin, Dublin Theatre Festival, 2018, - Theatre Production, 2018 URL

Sarah Jane Scaife, 'Celebrating the Female Voice in Twentieth-century Irish Theatre: Mary Manning and Marina Carr, Moving Worlds: Women Write Now, 18, (1), 2018, p43 - 54 Journal Article, 2018

Samuel Beckett, 'Beckett in the City: the Women Speak', Irish Arts Centre, New York, New York, 2017, - Theatre Production, 2017 URL

'Practice in Focus: Beckett in the City' in, editor(s)edited by Trish McTighe and David Tucker , Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland, London & New York, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016, pp153 - 167, [Sarah Jane Scaife] Book Chapter, 2016

Samuel Beckett, 'The Beckett Project', Lasalle, Singapore, Lasalle, Singapore, 2016, - Theatre Production, 2016 URL URL

Sarah Jane Scaife, 'The Beckett Project', LaSalle Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, 2016, - Theatre Production, 2016

Sarah Jane Scaife, Review of Happy Days: Enniskillen International Beckett Festival, 22-26 August 2013, The Journal of Beckett Studies, 23, (2), 2014, p255 - 263 Journal Article, 2014

Still getting above our stations: Slagging as national pastime and the cultural body in the comedy of Samuel Beckett and Marina Carr in, editor(s)Weitz, Eric , For the Sake of Sanity: Doing things with humour in Irish performance, Dublin, Carysfort Press, 2014, pp77 - 93, [Sarah Jane Scaife] Book Chapter, 2014

Sarah Jane Scaife, Dossier, The Journal of Beckett Studies, 23, (1), 2014, p73 - 94 Journal Article, 2014

Sarah Jane Scaife, 'The Insect Play', TCD 2nd Year Show, The Samuel Beckett theatre, Trinity College Dublin, 2014, - Theatre Production, 2014

Sarah Jane Scaife, 'Beckett in the City: Rough for Theatre 1 and Act Without Words11', Company SJ, Company SJ, 2013, - Theatre Production, 2013 URL

Using the practice of theatre to create intercultural dialogues: my experience with practice based projects in China in, editor(s)Wang Zhanpeng , Sino-Irish Relations: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Beijing, World Affairs Press, 2011, pp166-184 , [Sarah-Jane Scaife] Book Chapter, 2011

Marina Carr Trans. Li Yuan Eds. Li Yuan and Sarah Jane Scaife, By the Bog of Cats, By Marina Carr: Playtext with essays., 1, Beijing, Beijing Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2010, 1 - 190pp Book, 2010

Playtext with essays on intercultural perspectives in a Mandarin translation by Li Yuan in, editor(s)Li Yuan and Sarah Jane Scaife , By the Bog of Cats, by Marina Carr, Beijing, Beijing Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2010, pp153-173 , [Sarah-Jane Scaife] Book Chapter, 2010

Performing Women in Tom Mac Intyre's Drama in, editor(s)Bernie Sweeney , The Theatre of Tom Mac Intyre: Strays from the Ether, Dublin, Ireland, Carysfort University Press, 2010, pp181-197 , [Sarah-Jane Scaife] Book Chapter, 2010

'Mutual Beginnings' in, editor(s)Cathy Leeney & Anna McMullan , The Theatre of Marina Carr, Dublin, Carysfort University Press, 2003, pp1 - 16, [Sarah Jane Scaife] Book Chapter, 2003

Research Expertise



Engaged theatre; Samuel Beckett; Theatre production; Women and addiction


Awards and Honours

Arts Council Projects Awards 2018

Culture Ireland 2017

Writer/Director in Residence NTU Singapore 2017

Arts Council Development Grant 2016

Department of Foreign Affairs China Project 2019

Arts Council Bursary- Women Playwrights of early 20th century 2016

Culture Ireland for Barbican Festival 2015

Arts Council Projects Awards 2015

Arts Council Projects Awards 2014

Culture Ireland for touring to Waseda, Tokyo 2014


Irish Society of Theatre Research Irish Actors Equity Dance Ireland International Federation of Theatre Research

Irish Theatre Institute 2010 – 2019

Irish Theatre Institute 2010 – 2019

Irish Theatre Institute 2010 – 2019