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alt.ernative Directions

By Nikki Shaffeeullah This issue is the second in alt.theatre’s two-part project, “Community Arts and “(De)Colonization.” In these issues, we are exploring questions and themes coming out of Train of Thought, the national travelling community arts project that… Read More

Issue 12.4: Community Arts and (De)Colonization: Part Two

“This issue is the second in alt.theatre’s two part-project, “Community Arts and “(De) Colonization”. In these issues, we are exploring questions and themes coming out of Train of Thought, the national travelling community arts project that took place… Read More

Starving Artists, Starving Students

By Nikki Shaffeeullah The American painter Robert Henri once said, “I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.” This quote captures the essence of the “starving artist”… Read More

The Art of Accessibility

By Nikki Shaffeeullah “Many Canadian theatre and performance scholars have not yet fully confronted ableist assumptions at play in their fields, whether they deal with mainstream or marginalized communities,” asserts Kirsty Johnston in her 2009 article, “Building a… Read More

Community, Engagement, Theatre

By Nikki Shaffeeullah Community-engaged theatre. Community-based creation. Community arts. Artists in communities. If I had a nickel for every time I said, read, or wrote the word “community,” I could fund a community-engaged research project to develop an… Read More

Issue 11.1: Community, Engagement, Theatre

Volume 11, Issue 1: Fall 2013 Articles in this issue include: Crystal Chan muses on Montreal Black Theatre Workshop’s production of Omari Newton’s Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of, Seika Boye explores identity, race and the ethical maze of archival research… Read More

Gender and Theatre at the Margins

By Nikki Shaffeeullah “At the margins” is where alt.theatre tends to spend its time. Dedicated to performance theory and practice from traditionally marginalized communities, with political foci, and of activist intent, the average issue of alt explores theatre… Read More

(De)Colonization and Collaboration

by Nikki Shaffeeullah In September of last fall, I had the pleasure of attending the third biennial Prismatic Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prismatic is a national festival and conference that sets out to be Canada’s premiere venue… Read More

Alt.ercations: alt.theatre’s Uphill Climb

By: Nikki Shaffeeullah   alt.ruisums | Good intentions I always suspected that the fight for social equality for marginalized groups and the transformative power of the arts were somehow linked. However, even as an idealistic adolescent this seemed dubious:… Read More

Issue 5.2: Habitual Thought in a Theatre of Intervention 2007

Volume 5, Issue 2: May 2007 Articles in this issue include: Guillaume Bernadi considers how two new works by Canadian artists play with tradition to subvert notions of gender, Megan Macdonald reflects on the issue of human rights… Read More

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