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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

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

What’s Reasonable?

By Nikki Shaffeelluah “No one can find themselves in that society.” Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, quoted above in the Montreal Gazette (“Charter”), is referring to England. She seems to believe that when demographically plural societies have intentional multicultural… 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

Issue 9.4: How We Talk About Cultural Diversity in Theatre 2012

Volume 9, Issue 4: June 2012 Articles in this issue include: Nikki Shaffeeullah on the conversation from Puente Theatre’s symposium Sharing the Legacy: Embracing Diversity and the Practice of Inclusive Theatre in a Changing Society, Floyd Favel describes a community’s… Read More

Issue 8.1: Accountability, Pluralism, Universality and Difference 2010

Volume 8, Issue 1: September 2010 Articles in this issue include: Holly Luhning speaks with d’bi.young about her play benu, charles c. smith reports on practitioners and researchers at Toronto’s CPPAMO Town Hall, Emer O’Toole considers the limitations… Read More

Issue 2.1: Turning a Theatre Project into a Community Event 2001

Volume 2, Issue 1: June 2001 “Three of the articles in this issue deal with projects that aimed to turn a theatre event into a community project. David Fancy of the MarshFire People’s Theatre Company tells us about… Read More

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