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Your subscription helps us provide a forum for academics, artists, and activists. By becoming a subscriber, you are helping to promote the dialogue necessary for the study, understanding, and development of a culturally diverse and socially engaged theatre community. All funds from subscriptions go towards the cost of creating our informative and engaging content.

In each copy, you will find:

  • Articles by emerging and high-profile academics and culturally diverse artists
  • Profiles of artists, companies, and current practices
  • Insight into the growing field of community-engaged art
  • Critical reviews of books, plays, and productions
  • Comparative analyses of national and international influences and approaches to cultural diversity + the arts
  • Artwork, photography, comics
  • … and more!

 Our dedicated national and international readers include:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Artists and arts organizations
  • Community workers and community organizations
  • Activists
  • Theatre/dance/performance artists, directors and Artistic Directors
  • Professors and students in the areas of indigenous, diversity, and gender studies, political science and public affairs, theatre, dance, performing arts, arts, art therapy, sociology, social sciences
  • … and more!


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“A really fine magazine”

Louise Forsyth
Acclaimed theatre scholar and former Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Saskatchewan

“Illuminating read”

Sarah Garton Stanley
Associate Artistic Director of the National Arts Centre

“An excellent way of keeping abreast of not only what is happening in the world of theatre, but also providing a window for various social issues and challenges ahead of us”.

Jayanta Guha
Emeritus Professor at the University of Chicoutimi and artist.

“How do we tell stories across generations? How do we do it unconsciously? And in what ways should we do it intentionally?”

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Issue 12.2

“The challenge becomes to respond less and to create more, and to stop ceding power and legitimacy to narratives that reinforce people’s worst fears.”

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Issue 12.2

“People who aren’t usually in the ‘theatre crowd’ came and created these masterpieces in a short time. Why? Because everyone is a storyteller, even when they don’t say a word.”

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Issue 12.4

“The major task for art funding bodies is in devising a system that is equitable racially, culturally, and artistically; one that prevents tokenism while responding to change.”

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Rahul Varma, Issue 1.2

“Should the arts be proactive, drawing on and communicating the experiences of the communities with which they share the world, or be simply there to entertain?”

alt.theatre magazine
Issue 2.2

“The more our senses are filled and alive, the more the audience is engaged.”

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Issue 2.4

“The heartbeat of theatre is a common humanity.”

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Issue 3.3

“Theatre can engender solidarity, pleasure, lightness of being, anger, and outrage.”

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Issue 3.3

“Audiences come to recognize their own encoded assumptions about who is allowed to represent the universal and who, traditionally, is not.”

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Issue 4.4

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