Tag: decolonization

Issue 13.2: Back to School

What’s in this issue? Sherry Bie and Jill Carter draw on Indigenous practices in their musing on the act of “midwifing” stories through the re-worlding process of recover, mourning, dreaming, commitment, and action. Makram (Matt) Ayache and Franco Saccucci reflect on… Read More

Issue 13.1: Between Art and Activism

What’s in this issue? The International Federation for Theatre Research‘s “Queer Futures” working group responds to the shooting in an LGBTQI nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, which cost 49 queer people their lives. John Kim Bell shares… 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

Community Arts and (De)colonization

by Nikki Shaffeeullah Early in 2015, as I was slowly making a move from Edmonton back to my home city of Toronto, my friend and collaborator Bruce Sinclair phoned me with an encouragement: “you need to get on… Read More

Issue 12.3: Community Arts and (De)Colonization: Part One

“The unanswered questions, ongoing conversations, evolving relationships, and other conflicts that inspired and were inspired by Train of Thought all resonate with urgency, and are all deeply relevant to alt.theatre’s focus on the intersections of politics, cultural diversity,… 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

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

(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

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