Tag: Canada

REVIEW: Tracing with Body and Music in Jeff Ho’s trace

Toronto, Ontario Shelley Liebembuk reviews Jeff Ho’s trace, a Factory Theatre production in association with b current performing arts: In his debut as playwright, Jeff Ho presents a solo piece that explores his family history through three generations… Read More

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

Storytelling across Generations

by Nikki Shaffeeullah How do we tell stories across generations? How do we do it unconsciously? And in what ways should we do it intentionally? These are the key questions that seem to be occupying the minds of the… Read More

Biculturalism and Blackface

By Nikki Shaffeeullah The year 2015 began with the English-speaking media coming together to call for an end to racism in theatre. Well, to be precise, newspapers, critics, artists, and writers across the country turned their attention to… 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

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

Issue 10.2: (De) Colonization and Collaboration: Toolkits for Change 2013

Volume 10, Issue 2: Winter 2013 Articles in this issue include: Jimena Ortuzar revisits the Panamerican Routes/Rutas Panamericanas conference (Toronto), Rachel Penny talks to Lynda Hill on Diversity and Theatre for Young Audiences, Julien Naggar contemplates the difficulties – and rewards – of… Read More

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