Tag: Nikki Shaffeeullah

Volume 12: Who Made It Happen?

“I continue to believe in the importance of this journal… projects like alt.theatre persist as indispensable sites for centering—and celebrating—people, communities, experiences, and stories that have been for so long relegated to the margins.” – Editor-in-Chief, Nikki Shaffeeullah… Read More

Meet Our New Editors: Michelle MacArthur, Sarah Waisvisz & Aaron Franks

There’s a new Editorial Team for alt.theatre magazine! We’re proud to present our new Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors. All three bring a unique perspective to cultural diversity and the stage. Let us introduce: Michelle MacArthur, Editor-in-Chief Based out… 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

Issue 12.2: Storytelling Across Generations

What’s in this issue? Ben Gorodetsky and Todd Houseman share travel logs and reflections from a research trip Menka Nagrani reflects on a process of contemporizing traditional Quebecois art forms on the modern stage to revive lost Quebecois… Read More

Issue 12.1: Starving Artists, Global Empathy, Radical performance Pedgagogy, and More…

What’s in this issue? Matt Jones examines how three recent Canadian-produced plays about the War on Terror attempt to reproduce the lived experience of the “other”. Simon Bloom on Canada’s first-ever online community-based theatre encyclopedia. Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer reviews… 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

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