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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

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

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

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