Name: Julia Henderson

Degrees: B.Sc.O.T., M.Sc.(Rehab) (both from Queen’s University), diploma in acting (Circle in the Square)

Current Program: PhD in Theatre Studies

Supervisor: Dr. Kirsty Johnston

Julia is Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre Studies in the Department of Theatre and Film at the UBC. She is both a professional actor and a former occupational therapist. In pursuing her PhD, Julia combines her experience working with older people, with her passion for theatre, by researching the role of theatre in shaping cultural perceptions of aging and old age. Her dissertation explores ways in which plays produced professionally in Canada since 2000, express, and especially resist ageist narratives. A SSHRC and Killam supported scholar, Julia has three times been recognized with honourable mention for the Robert G. Lawrence emerging scholar prize at the CATR national conference, most recently in June 2017. Julia’s work has been published in Theatre Journal, Theatre Research in Canada, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, and is upcoming in Age, Culture, Humanities and Canadian Theatre Review.


Winter 2018

THTR120 Introduction to Theatre Sections

Theory and practice of the theatrical arts. Attendance at plays is required.