Tag: politics

Reality Checks and Balances

by Michelle MacArthur “Ask yourself: Are you just a cog in this machine, or are you ready for actual change?” -Catherine Hernandez, Issue 13.1 In late January 2016, Toronto’s Canadian Stage Company announced its 2016-17 season, which the… 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

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

Issue 10.3: Gender & Theatre at the Margins 2013

Volume 10, Issue 3: Spring 2013 Articles in this issue include: Marjan Moosavi examines Marina Nernat’s Prisoner of Tehran and the representation of Iranian women in English-language writing and on Western stages, Angela Meyer (Pony) and Shirley Tse explore… 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 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

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