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Theatre Passe Muraille

In celebration of its fiftieth year of producing and providing space for new and diverse Canadian theatre, this book gathers touching tributes, funny anecdotes, fascinating photos, memorable reviews, ...

Linda Griffiths

For more than three decades, Griffiths worked tirelessly and passionately to redefine drama and performance in Canada, constantly pushing artistic boundaries in her quest to tell new and unconventional ...

Q2Q

A companion anthology to Q2Q: Queer Canadian Theatre and Performance, the work contained in this volume provides a snapshot of Canadian contemporary queer performance practices—from solo performance ...

A Man of Letters

The late Urjo Kareda was renowned for his commitment to respond personally to the hundreds of mostly unsolicited scripts received by Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, where he served as artistic director ...

Canadian Performance Histories and Historiograpies

Challenging the idea of a singular narrative of Canadian theatre history and centring on questions of historiography and methodology, the essays in this collection investigate performances that have been ...

Performing Indigeneity

This volume of newly commissioned essays about Indigenous performance is the first in which all of the contributors are Indigenous artists or academics. Scholars were invited to write essays on some aspect ...

Fundamentals of Directing

Concise and practical, Fundamentals of Directing is a distillation of Ric Knowles’s twenty-five years of experience as a director, teacher of directing, and dramaturge across Canada. Organized to reproduce ...

Medicine Shows

Contemporary Indigenous theatre in Canada is only thirty-three years old, if one begins counting from the premiere of Maria Campbell’s Jessica in Saskatoon and the establishment of Native Earth Performing ...

Daniel MacIvor

This volume of essays is the first solely dedicated to the work of Daniel MacIvor. It aims to contextualize and analyze the work of this highly prolific theatre artist who is consistently produced and ...

The Ancient Comedians and the Influence They Had on Contemporary Theatre

Nobody invented a sense of humour; that’s inherent. People have always laughed, joked, and shared comic stories. What the ancient Greeks and Romans did, however, was develop ways to express that comic ...