Theatre Studies Professor Kirsty Johnston, BFA Acting Professor Tom Scholte, PhD Candidate and Instructor Julia Henderson, PhD Candidate Eury Chang, PhD and Instructor Selena Couture, all headed to the University of Calgary at the end of May to present papers and join in discussion around theatre and performance at the CATR Conference.
Congratulations to PhD Candidate Katrina Dunn for winning the Robert G. Lawrence Prize for “Turning Our Backs On The City We Look On Water Canada’s National Arts Centre Considered.”
Held as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, a large gathering of scholarly associations that is hosted by a different Canadian university each year, it brings together theatre scholars, educators, professionals, and students from around the world.
Here are the topics of their presentations:
Kirsty Johnston: “Republicans, Hackers and Knights: Working for Inclusion in Contemporary Canadian Professional Theatre.”
Tom Scholte: “Reconcing Semiotics and the Cognitive Turn in the Theatre Studies Community: The ‘Middle Way’ of Cybersemiotics
“Resisting Dominant Ideologies of Aging: Sally Clark’s Moo and Ten Ways to Abuse An Old Woman” Julia Henderson, University of British Columbia
Eury Chang: “Ga Ting (‘Family’): Staging ‘Tragic Communitas’ Across Cultural Divides”
Selena Couture (part of a working group): “Decolonizing Research Methodologies in Theatre and Performance Studies.”