Tag: performance

A wrinkle in time: Leah Garnett’s installation When One Space Meets Another

Performance scholar Megan MacDonald leads us along artist Leah Garnett’s journey through space and time  Leah Garnett: When One Space Meets Another Confederation Centre of the Arts, Art Gallery Charlottetown, PEI March 4 – June 4 Leah Garnett’s installation When… 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

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

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

Issue 11.3: (Dis)ability, Diversity and Performance

Volume 11, Issue 3: Spring 2014 Articles in this issue include: Kuicai Kong‘s examination of Li Ning’s theatrical work explores how violence, pain and pleasure are inscribed by modern China’s political and economic apparatus on the body, Ashley McAskill explores… 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

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 9.2: Oral History and Performance, Part 2 2011

Volume 9, Issue 2: December 2011 Articles in this issue include: Part two of a special expanded issue focusing on oral history and performance. Articles examine relationships between history, memory, trauma and theatre as an agent for healing and social… Read More

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