Background and activities

PROJECTS (Ongoing)


Research Interests

Drama education, Performativity and drama/theatre, Pragmatic aesthetics and epistemology, Practice/theory-relation,  Modernism and applied theatre, arts based research, dramatherapies (psychodrama), discourse theory and arts discourse


Teaching and supervision

All academic units and levels concerning drama education, applied drama/theatre, performance theory, dramaturgy, roleplaying, acting theory and practice

Practical : Roleplaying and expressionism, Process drama, improvisation, psychodrama



Instituttleder (1991-92, 2005-2009)

Seksjonsleder, Programrådsleder 2012-2013

University mentor (2005-2009)

Postdoc. mentor  (2010-2012)


Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Heggstad, Kari Mjaaland; Rasmussen, Bjørn K.; Gjærum, Rikke Gürgens. (2017) Drama, teater og demokrati : Antologi II : I kultur og samfunn. Fagbokforlaget. 2017. ISBN 978-82-450-2144-8.