BRUCE BARTON

RESUME


Vertical City Performance
1628 13th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
CANADA T3C0T7
Phone/Text: 403-991-6094

School of Creative and Performing Arts

University of Calgary
Dance, Drama, Music, University Theatres Service
Craigie Hall D100, 2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB
CANADA T2N 1N4
Phone: 403-210-6265 / Fax: 403-282-6925

EMAIL
Vertical City Performance: verticalcity@brucewbarton.com
University of Calgary: bruce.barton@ucalgary.ca
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DEGREES


Ph.D. Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama, University of Toronto
M.A. Department of English (Drama), University of Guelph
B.A. Departments of English and Visual Arts (Double Honours), University of Guelph
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EMPLOYMENT (ACADEMIC)

CURRENT POSITION (2015-)

Professor and Director
School of Creative and Performing Arts, University of Calgary

FORMER POSITION (2001-2014)

Graduate: Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies / University of Toronto
Undergraduate: Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies Program / University of Toronto Mississauga

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EMPLOYMENT (ART PRACTICE)

DRAMATURGY – PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIONS

16/17 Developmental and Produciton Dramaturg / Kaeja d’Dance –production: Defiant. Choreographed by Allan Kaeja. Performed Toronto, ON: The Theatre Centre.
15 Developmental Dramaturg
/ Independent project with Ker Wells: Infidel.  (working title). In Development. Vancouver, BC.
14-15 Developmental and Production Dramaturg
/ Kaeja d’Dance–production: .0. Choreographed by Allen Kaeja. Performed Toronto, ON: Enwave Theatre (Harbourfront).
13-15 Developmental Dramaturg and Devisor / Theatre Conspiracy
— production: Foreign Radical. Written by Timothy Carlson, with the company. Workshop performance Vancouver, BC: Black Plastic.
12-13 Developmental Dramaturg / bluemouth inc.
— production: Stay (A)Wake: A Field Guide to Strip Poker. Created by the company. Performed Toronto, ON: Summerworks Festival.
12-13 Developmental and Production Dramaturg / Kaeja d’Dance
— production: X-ODUS. Choreographed by Allen Kaeja. Performed Toronto, ON: Harbourfront Performing Arts.
12-13 Developmental and Production Dramaturg / Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland
— production: Under Wraps. Written by Robert Chafe. Directed by Jillian Keiley. Performed St. John’s, NF: LSPU Hall.
11-13 Developmental and Production Dramaturg / Theatre Gargantua
— production: Sacrifice Zone. Written by Suzie Miller with the company. Directed by Jacquie P. A. Thomas. Performed Toronto, ON (multiple productions): Factory Theatre.
07-13 Developmental and Production Dramaturg / bluemouth inc.
— production: Dance Marathon. Created by the company. Performed at International Festivals in New York, Toronto, Cork, Melbourne, Edinburgh, London (2009 – 2013).
10-11 Developmental and Production Dramaturg / Theatre Gargantua
— production: Imprints. Written by Michael Spence. Directed by Jacquie Thomas. Toronto, ON. Performed Toronto, ON (multiple productions): Theatre Centre and Factory Theatre.
09-10 Developmental Dramaturg / Zuppa Theatre
— production: 5 Easy Steps (to the End of the World). Created by the company. Directed by Alex McLean. Performed Halifax, NS, Toronto, ON (multiple venues), and and Ottawa, ON: Magnetic North Theatre Festival.
08-09 Developmental and Production Dramaturg / Zuppa Theatre
— production: Poor Boy.  Created by the company. Directed by Alex McLean. Performed Toronto, ON (multiple venues) and Halifax, NS: Neptune Theatre.
07 Developmental and Production Dramaturg, Writer / Zuppa Circus
— production: Penny Dreadful.  Created by the company. Directed by Alex McLean. Performed Halifax, NS and Cardiff, Wales (multiple venues).
06-07 Developmental Dramaturg / Zuppa Circus
— production: Jerome.  Directed by Alex McLean. Performed Halifax, NS: North Street Church.
05 Developmental Dramaturg / Zuppa Circus
— production: Radium City. Written by Robert Plowman. Directed by Alex McLean. Performed Halifax, NS: North Street Church.
02-04 Developmental and Production Dramaturg / Number Eleven Theatre
— production: The Prague Visitor. Directed by Ker Wells. Performed Toronto, ON (multiple venues).
97 Theatre PEI’s New Voices Playwriting Competition and Play Development Colony. Charlottetown, PE.
96-98 Developmental Dramaturg / Artistic Fraud
— production: Under Wraps. Written by Robert Chafe. Directed by Jillian Keiley. National tour (multiple venues).

PRODUCTION (DIRECTING, PLAYWRITING, DESIGN): PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIONS

16 Director and Playwright / Vertical City/Theatre Gargantua (SideStream Cycle)
— production: Trace. Performed Calgary, AB: High Performance Rodeo.
16 Director and Playwright
/ Vertical City
— production: All Good Things. Performed Calgary, AB: Doolittle Studio Theatre.
15 Writer and Co-Creator / Vertical City/Ghost River
— production: Taste. Performed Calgary, AB: Beakerhead @ The River Cafe.
15 Writer and Co-Creator
 / Zuppa Theatre/Vertical City
— production: tiny. In Development.
14 Director and Playwright / Vertical City
— production: All Good Things. Performed Vancouver, BC: Boca del Lupo Theatre (2014).
14 Director and Co-Choreographer
/ Vertical City/Kaeja d’Dance
— production: The Rogue Show. Performed Toronto, ON: Dovercourt House (2014).
14 Director and Playwright
 / Vertical City (presented by Zuppa Theatre)
— production: All Good Things. Performed Halifax, NS: Prince George Hotel as part of Nocturne: Art in the Night.
14 Director and Playwright / Vertical City
— production: 2YouTopia. Performed Toronto, ON: Nathan Philips Square, as part of Nuit Blanche (2014).
14 Director and Playwright / Vertical City/Theatre Gargantua (SideStream Cycle)
— production: Trace. Performed Toronto, ON: Summerworks Festival.
09-14 Director and Playwright / Vertical City
— production: YouTopia. Performed Toronto, ON: Glen Morris Studio Theatre (2013) and Toronto City Hall: Nuit Blanche (2014).
13 Director and Playwright / Vertical City
— production: All Good Things. Performed Toronto, ON: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.
08-11 Director, Designer and Devisor / Hopscotch Collective
— production: Swimmer (68). Co-created with Ker Wells. Performed Toronto, ON.
07-08 Director and Playwright / Vertical City
— production: The Vertical City Project. Performed Toronto, ON: Harbourfront Performing Arts.
04 Playwright / CBC Radio Drama
— production: Two Strangers.  Broadcast Nationally.
03 Playwright / WillPower Theatre
— production: Talking Art. Performed Halifax, NS: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. (Merritt Award Nomination)
01 Director,  Designer and Playwright / TheatreWorks
— production: Roswell 2001. Performed Halifax, NS: Neptune Studio Theatre.
00 Playwright / WillPower Theatre PowerPlays
— production: Passages. Performed Halifax, NS: Neptune Studio Theatre.
99 Director, Playwright, and Designer / TheatreWorks
— production: Roswell. Performed Charlottetown, PEI: Arts Guild Theatre.
98 Director and Designer / Welcome to Ellsinore
— production: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Written by Tom Stoppard. Performed Charlottetown, PEI: Arts Guild Theatre.
98 Director and Designer / ACT
— production: 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt. Written by Rick Salutin and Theatre Passe Muraille. Performed Charlottetown, PEI: Carrefour Theatre.
97 Director and Designer / Theatre PEI
— production: The Wild Guys. Written by Andrew Wreggitt and Rebecca Shaw. Performed Charlottetown, PEI: Arts Guild Theatre.
97 Director / King’s Playhouse
— production: Arsenic and Old Lace. Written by Joseph Kesselring.  Performed Georgetown, PEI: Georgetown Theatre Festival.
96 Designer / Theatre PEI
— production: Our Country’s Good. Written by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Performed Charlottetown, PEI: Arts Guild Theatre.
96 Director / King’s Playhouse
— production: The Butler Did It by Walter Marks. Performed Georgetown, PEI: Georgetown Theatre Festival.
93 Playwright / not broken pottery
— production: Girl in a Turban. Performed St. John’s, NF. (National Playwriting Competition Finalist)

WRITING FOR THE THEATRE: PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED WORKS

Taste (2015-). 1-2-1 performance. (Ghost River/Vertical City production: Calgary [in development])
tiny
(2015-)
. Full-length performance text. Co-created with the Ensemble. (Zuppa Theatre/Vertical City production: Halifax [in development])
Trace (2014). Full-length performance text. Co-created with Martin Julien and Michelle Polak. (Vertical City/Theatre Gargantua production: Toronto)
All Good Things (2013). 1-2-1 performance. (Vertical City production: Toronto & Vancouver)
YouTopia (2010-13). Full-length performance text. (Vertical City production: Toronto)
Swimmer (68) (2008-11). Full-length performance text. Co-created with Ker Wells. (Hopscotch Collective production: Toronto)
The Vertical City Project (2007/08). Co-created with the Ensemble. (Vertical City production: Toronto)
Two Strangers (2003) One-Act Radio Play. (Commissioned by CBC Radio: National Broadcast)
Talking Art (2002): One-Act Play. (WillPower Theatre production: Halifax)
Roswell: 2001 (2001): Full-length Play (TheatreWorks production: Halifax)
Passages (2000): One-Act Play.  (Willpower Theatre Production: Halifax)
Shelter From the Storm (2000): Monologue.  (Festival Antigonish production: Antigonish)
Gros Morne Variations #3 (2000): Radio Drama. (Commissioned by CBC Radio: National Broadcast)
Roswell (1998-99): Full-Length Drama.  (TheatreWorks production: Charlottetown. Published in New Canadian Drama 8: Speculative Drama, Borealis Press, 2001)
Beyond Words (1995): Script, Video Docudrama. (Commissioned by CBC: NL Broadcast)
Girl In a Turban (1992/3): Full-Length Drama. (not broken pottery production: St. John’s)

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FUNDING RECEIVED

RESEARCH GRANTS AWARDED

14 SSHRC Insight Development Grant
— “At the Intersection of Affect and Interpretation in Interdisciplinary Performance.”
09 SSHRC Standard Research Grant

— “’How the Doing is Done’: Canadian Physical Theatre and Interactual Dramaturgy.”
09 SSHRC Strategic Research Grant
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“Intermedia, Intimacy, and Performance”
06 Northern Summer University (NSU Scandinavia)
— “Practice-Based Research in the Performing Arts”
05 SSHRC Standard Research Grant
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“Creative ‘Spaces”: Canadian Developmental Dramaturgy”
04 SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals Grant
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Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada
04 SSHRC Research-Creation Grant
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“Text and/in Physical Theatre” (approved but not funded due to funding shortfall)
03 SSHRC Conference Grant
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“Shifting Tides: Atlantic Canadian Theatre Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” (March 27 – 30, 2004)
01 SSHRC Standard Research Grant
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“Playing in the Atlantic: A History of East Coast Canadian Theatre”
01 Connaught New Staff Grant
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“‘Mediated Life’: The Technologies of Performance”
93 Principal’s Research Fund grant – S.W.G.C. / Memorial University
— British Drama in New York
92 SSHRC Research Fund/V.P.’s Grant – S.W.G.C. / Memorial University
— American Drama in London

ARTS GRANTS AWARDED

12 Ontario Arts Council for Vertical City: YouTopia.
12 Toronto Arts Council for Vertical City: YouTopia.
11 Canada Council for the Arts for Vertical City: In the Trees.
11 Ontario Arts Council for Vertical City: In the Trees.
10 Ontario Arts Council for Vertical City: In the Trees.
10 Toronto Arts Council for Vertical City: In the Trees.
09 Ontario Arts Council for Vertical City: In the Trees.
08-09 Ontario Arts Council for Hopscotch Collective: Swimmer (68).
08-09 Toronto Arts Council for Hopscotch Collective: Swimmer (68).
07-08   Harbourfront Performing Arts “HATCH” Program for Vertical City: The Vertical City Project.
00 Canada Council for the Arts for TheatreWorks: Roswell 2001.
98 PEI Council of the Arts for TheatreWorks: Roswell.
99 PEI Council of the Arts  for Welcome to Ellsinore: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
98 PEI Council of the Arts for TheatreWorks: Roswell.
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EDITORIAL POSITIONS (SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS)


General Editor, Theatre Research in Canada / Recherches théâtrales au Canada (2002—2007)
Executive Editor, Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada (2007—2010)
Guest Editor, Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada 32.2: “Theatre and Intermediality” (2011)
Guest Editor, Canadian Theatre Review 172: “Articulating Artistic Research” (Summer 2017)
Guest Editor, Canadian Theatre Review 155: “Dance and Movement Dramaturgy” (Summer 2013)
Guest Editor, Canadian Theatre Review 145: “Memory” (Spring 2011)
Guest Editor, Canadian Theatre Review 135: “Theatrical Devising” (Summer 2008)
English Book Review Editor, Theatre Research in Canada / Recherches théâtrales au Canada (1998—2002)
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PUBLICATIONS

PERFORMANCE / MEDIA

 

BOOKS (AS SOLE AUTHOR)

Imagination in Transition: David Mamet Moves to Film.  Brussels: Peter Lang/P.I.E., 2005.

 

BOOKS (AS EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTOR)

Mediating Practice(s): Performance as Research and/in/through Mediation. Co-Editors: Melanie Dreyer-Lude and Anna Birch. Experiments and Intensities Series. Winchester, UK: University of Winchester Press. 2013.

At the Intersection Between Art and Research: Practice-Based Research in the Performing Arts. Co-Editors: Carsten Friberg and Rose Parekh-Gaihede. Malmö, Sweden: NSU Press, 2010.

Developing Nation: New Play Creation in English-Speaking Canada.  Essay Collection. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2009.

Collective Creation, Collaboration, and Devising. Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2008.

Reluctant Texts from Exuberant Performance: Canadian Devised Theatre. New Canadian Drama Volume 9. Co-Editors: Birgit Schreyer, Natalie Corbett, & Keren Zaointz.  Ottawa: Borealis Press, 2008.

Marigraph: Gauging the Tides of Drama from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2004.

 

JOURNALS (AS EDITOR)

Canadian Theatre Review (Theme Issue: Articulating Artistic Research) 172 (Summer 2017). (As editor and contributor: issue co-editor: Natalia Esling).

Canadian Theatre Review (Theme Issue: Dance and Movement Dramaturgy) 155 (Summer 2013). (As editor and contributor; issue co-editors: Pil Hansen and Darcey Callison).

Theatre Research in Canada (Special Issue: Theatre and Intermediality) 32.2 (2012). (As editor and contributor; issue co-editor: Bruce Kirkley).

Canadian Theatre Review (Theme Issue: Memory)145 (Winter 2011). (As editor and contributor; issue co-editor: Pil Hansen).

Canadian Theatre Review (Theme Issue: Theatrical Devising) 135 (Summer 2008). (As editor and contributor; issue co-editor: Ker Wells).

 

ARTICLES

Forthcoming

“Risking Intimacy: Strategies of Vulnerability in Vertical City’s All Good Things and Trace.” In Risk, Participation, and Performance Practice, ed. Alice O’Grady. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming.

Published

“‘Interactual’ Dramaturgy: Intention and Affect in Interdisciplinary Performance.” The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy. Ed. Magda Romanska. London: Routledge, 2015. 179-85.

“Performing the Paradox of Affect and Interpretation: Turbulence in Vertical City.” Performance Research 19.5 (2014). 59-66. Free download.

“Subtle Spectacle: Risking Theatricality with Vertical City Performance.” About Performance (2014): 103-25.

“New Betrayals: Intimacy in Mediatized Performance.” In Mediating Practice(s): Performance as Research and/in/through Mediation. Ed. Bruce Barton, Melanie Dreyer-Lude and Anna Birch. Experiments and Intensities Series. University of Winchester Press. 2013.

“Moving Thoughts.” Canadian Theatre Review 155 (Summer 2013). 41-45.

“Devising Realisms: An Exchange.” In New Canadian Realisms: Essays. Ed. Roberta Barker and Kim Solga. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2012. 124-43. (Co-authors Alex McLean and Evan Webber).

“Judged as Mystery: Making Space with Penny Dreadful.” In New Canadian Realisms: Plays. Ed. Roberta Barker and Kim Solga. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2012.

“Immersive Negotiations: Binaural Perspectives on Site-Specific Sound.” In Performing Site-Specific Theatre. Ed. Joanne Tompkins and Anna Birch. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012. 182-200. (Co-author Richard Windeyer).

“Coherent Confusion and Intentional Accidents: bluemouth inc.’s Dance Marathon.” In Theatre Research in Canada (Special Issue: Theatre and Intermediality) 32.2 (2012). 241-52.

“Bullet-Time, Becoming, and the Sway of Theatricality: Performance and Play in The Matrix.” In Stages of Reality: Theatricality in Cinema. Ed. André Loiselle and Jeremy Maron. U of T P, 2012. 313-52.

“Intimacy.” Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Ed. Sarah Bay-Cheng, Chiel Kattenbelt, Andy Lavender, and Robin Nelson. Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP, 2010. 46.

“Memory.” Memory. Canadian Theatre Review 145 (Winter 2011): 3-5. (Co-author, Pil Hansen) “Intimacy.” Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Ed. Sarah Bay-Cheng, Chiel Kattenbelt, Andy Lavender, and Robin Nelson. Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP, 2010. 46.

“Paradox as Process: Intermedial Anxiety and the Betrayals of Intimacy.” Theatre Journal 61.4 (2009): 575-601.

“Research-Based Practice: Situation Vertical City Between Artistic Development and Applied Cognitive Science.” TDR: The Drama Review 53.4 (2009): 120-36. (Co-author, Pil Hansen).

“‘Stop Looking at Your Feet’: bluemouth’s Dance Marathon and Inter/Actual Dramaturgy.” Performance Research 14.3 (2009): 13-27.

“Intimacy, Interdisciplinarity, and the Auteur: David Mamet in the Age of Intermedia.” In Crossings: David Mamet’s Work in Different Genres and Media, ed. Johan Callens. Cambridge Scholars P, 2009. 61-82.

“Accidental Encounters with Big Budget Ambush Art: Slow Dancing at Luminato.” Canadian Theatre Review 137 (Winter 2009): 30-34.

“Impressions of a Sharp-Elbowed Georgia Beatty and an Easily Saturated Bar Fly: HIVE2 at the Magnetic North Festival.” Canadian Theatre Review 138 (Spring 2009): 89-94. With Pil Hansen.

“Subjectivity<>Culture<>Communications<>Intermedia: a meditation on the ‘impure interactions’ of performance and the ‘in-between’ space of intimacy in a wired world.” Theatre Research in Canada 29.1 (2007, published 2008): 51-92.

“Creating Spaces.” In Developing Nation: New Play Creation in English-Speaking Canada. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2008. v – xxii.

“Devising the Creative Body.” In Collective Creation, Collaboration and Devising. Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English Volume 15. Series General Editor: Ric Knowles. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2008. vii – xxvii.

“Delirious Juxtapositions and Wondrous, Vaulting Logic: Running Away to Join the (Zuppa) Circus.” In Reluctant Texts from Exuberant Performance: Canadian DevisedTheatre. New Canadian Drama Volume 9. Ottawa: Borealis Press, 2008.

“Forewords.” Theatrical Devising. Canadian Theatre Review 135 (Summer 2008): 1-5.

“Forwards: The Theatre Centre’s Residence Program.” Canadian Theatre Review 135 (Summer 2008): 109-112.

Still Ringing: Sounds Collaborative.” Canadian Theatre Review.  129 (Winter 2007): 25-29.

Gonna build a little place for you and me: Imaginary Spaces in MacIvor’s House.” In Intermediality and Literary Practices. Ed. Maddalena Pennacchia, Peter Lang/P.I.E. Publishing, 2007. 99-126.

“Tributes of Another Order.” Canadian Theatre Review 132 (Fall 2007): 18-23.

“Mining ‘Turbulence’: Authorship Through Direction in Physically-Based Devised Theatre.” In Directing and Authorship in Western Drama. Ed. Anna Migliarisi.  New York, Ottawa, Toronto. Legas Publishing, 2006. 1-19.

“Dancing with Spirits: Zuppa Circus’s Open Theatre Kitchen.” Canadian Theatre Review. 128 (Fall 2006). 20-25.

“Through a Lenz Darkly: Bluemouth Inc.’s S(t)imulated Schizophrenia.”  Canadian Theatre Review.  127 (Summer 2006): 54-59.

“The Razor’s Edge Between Performativity and Theatricality: Bluemouth Inc.’s American Standard.” Canadian Theatre Review.  126 (Spring 2006): 23-26.

“Communicating Across ‘Fronteras’: Wideload on the Wide Screen” Essays in Theatre. 20.2 (May 2002; Published Fall 2005): 113-36.

“Making Change: The Composing Body in Devised Theatre.” Space and Composition: Nordic Symposium on Physical/Visual Stage Dramaturgy. NordScen (Copenhagen, Denmark), 2005. 110-22.

“Navigating ‘Turbulence’: The Dramaturg in Physical Theatre.” Theatre Topics 15:1 (March 2005): 103-19.

“Turning the Twenty-First Century: Contemporary Canadian Drama in English.” The Canadian Encyclopedia (Historica). http://www.canadianencyclopedia.ca/, 2005.

“Redefining Community”: The Elusive Legacy of the Dramatists’ Co-op of Nova Scotia.” Theatre Research in Canada.  21: 2 (Fall 2000): 99-115.

“Drama.” University of Toronto Quarterly: Letters in Canada 2003. 74:1 (Winter 2004/05): 250-77.

“Drama.” University of Toronto Quarterly: Letters in Canada 2002. 73:1 (Winter 2003/4): 65-78.

“Wrestling with Regionalism.” Canadian Theatre Review 114 (Spring) 2003: 42-46.

“Drama.” University of Toronto Quarterly: Letters in Canada 2001. 72:1 (Winter 2002/3): 255-90.

“Too Distant Voices: The Publishing of Dramatic Texts in the Maritimes,” Canadian Theatre Review 98 (Summer) 99: 4-8.

Entry on Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador, in Canada on Stage, Harry Lane, editor, PACT Communication Centre, 1991.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Theatre and Performance in Toronto. Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English, vol. 21. Ed. Laura Levin. University of Toronto Quarterly 82.3 (2013): 500-02.

The Theatricality of Robert Lepage, byDundjerovic, Aleksandar Sasa. TDR The Drama Review. 53.4 (2009): 189-90.

Aboriginal Drama and Theatre. Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English. Vol. 1. Ed. Robert Appleford. University of Toronto Quarterly 76.1 (2007): 624-25.

Stagebound: Feature Adaptations of Canadian and Quebecois Drama, by André Loiselle. (McGill-Queen’s University Press). Canadian Journal of Film Studies. 15:1 (Spring 2006): 97-100.

The Theatre of From and the Production of Meaning: Contemporary Canadian Dramaturgies, by Ric Knowles. (ECW Press).  Theatre Journal. 57.2 (May 2005): 324-25.

Theatre sans frontieres: Essays on the Dramatic Universe of Robert Lepage. J. Donohoe & J. Koustas, eds. (Michigan State UP) Theatre Journal. . 57.2 (May 2005): 323-24.

Oxford Companion to Canadian TheatreTheatre Research in Canada, 18.2 (Autumn1997) (published 1998): 208-10.

Stars in the Sky Morning, by Helen Peters, and Voices From the Landwash, by Denyse Lynde.  Canadian Theatre Review 93 (Winter 1997): 72-74.

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND ORGANIZATION

PERFORMANCE / MEDIA

SEMINARS ORGANIZED

May 16 “Articulating Artistic Research 4.0: Reconciling Results.” Canadian Association for Theatre Research, Calgary, AB. With Natalia Esling.

May 15 “Articulating Artistic Research 3.0: Ideas of Knowledge.” Canadian Association for Theatre Research, Ottawa, ON. With Natalia Esling.

May 14 “Articulating Artistic Research.” Canadian Association for Theatre Research, St. Catherines, ON.

May 13 “‘Talking and Walking’: PBR/PaR Design, Methodology, Articulation.” Canadian Association for Theatre Research, Victoria, BC.

PAPERS PRESENTED

July 16 “Weathering ‘Embrace’: Affective Narratives in Micro Performance.” Performance Studies international, Melbourne, Australia.

June 16 “Performing Close Relations.” Performance as Research Working Group, International Federation for Theatre Research, Stockholm, Sweden.

May 15 “Intimate Intersections: Close Encounters in Interdisciplinarity.” Performance as Research Working Group, International Federation for Theatre Research, Hyderabad, India.

Nov. 14 “Engineered Affect in Posthuman Performance: Vertical City’s YouTopia.” Concurrent Plenary, American Society for Theatre Research, Baltimore, MD.

Nov. 14 “Interpretation and Affect in Micro Performance.” Performance as Research Working Group, American Society for Theatre Research, Baltimore, MD.

Nov. 13 “‘Hang On’: Disrupting and Disruptive Intimacy in All Good Things. Performance as Research Working Group, American Society for Theatre Research, Dallas, TX.

July 13 “Echoes of YouTopia: Intermedial Intimacy.” Performance as Research Working Group, International Federation for Theatre Research, Barcelona, Spain.

Nov. 12 “New Betrayals: Intimacy in Mediatized Performance.” Performance As Research Working Group, American Society for Theatre Research, Nashville, TN.

Aug. 12 “From Understanding to Experience: Intimacy in Mediatized Performance.” Performance as Research Working Group, International International Federation for Theatre Research, Santiago de Chile.

June 12 “Auditory Manipulation and/as Economic Contention: Site-Specific Sound Design.” Performance Studies international, Leeds, UK.

May 12 “Losing Boundaries, Finding Ways: Practice-Based Research at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.” Canadian Association for Theatre Research, Waterloo, ON.

May 12 “Seeking Balance While Taking a Stance: Devising, Ethics, and Affect.” Canadian Association for Theatre Research, Waterloo, ON. (with Alex McLean, Ker Wells, and Evan Webber.)

Feb. 12 “‘Navigating Interactuality’: PBR Positioning.” Nordic Summer University, Helsinki, Finland.

Nov. 11 “Praxis in Practice: PBR at the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama” Performance as Research Working Group, American Society for Theatre Research, Montreal, QC.

Nov. 10 “Articulating Interactuality. Performance As Research Working Group, American Society for Theatre Research, Seattle, WA.

July 10 “Embodying Mediated Autobiography.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Los Angeles, CA. With Pil Hansen.

June 10 “‘How the Doing is Done’: Research-Based Practice.” Performance Studies international, Toronto, ON.

May 10 “Navigating Memory: Dramaturgical Strategies and Swimmer (68). Canadian Association for Theatre Research, Montreal, QC.

May. 09 “Dancing Between Theatre and Performance: Inter-Actual Dramaturgy with bluemouth inc.” Canadian Association for Theatre Research, Ottawa, ON.

Nov. 08 “Situating Vertical City between practice-based research and applied cognitive science.” Performance As Research Working Group, American Society for Theatre Research, Boston, MA.

Nov. 08 “The intimate ‘in-betweens’ of intermedial interdisciplinarity: bodies, modalities, disciplines.” Performance Studies International, Copenhagen, Denmark.)

May 08 “Running Away from the Circus: Confronting Habit on the Way to Vertical City. Association for Canadian Theatre Research, Vancouver, BC.

May 08 “Bullet-Time, Becoming, and the Triumph of Theatricality.” Film Studies Association of Canada, Vancouver, BC.

Feb. 08 “PBR and the Productivity of Artistic and Academic Exchange.” Practice-Based Research in the Performing Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Nov. 07 “Dramaturgy and Intertextuality: Towards the ‘Interperformance.” American Society for Theatre Research, Phoenix, AZ.

Nov. 07 “Site-Specific Intimacy with Bluemouth Inc. Presents.” Joint presentation with bluemouth inc. Performance Studies International, New York, NY.

May 07 “Impure Interactions: a meditation on intimacy in intermedia.” Centre for Research on Intermediality, Montreal, QC.

May 07 “Intuitive Intertextuality: Devising and Dramaturgy.” Association for Canadian Theatre Research, Saskatoon, SK.

Feb. 07 “Practice-Based Research in North America.” Practice-Based Research in the Performing Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Nov. 06 “Operative Tensions and Emergent Contradictions: The Desires of Physical Dramaturgy and the Possibilit(ies) of Practice-Based Research.” American Society for Theatre Research, Chicago, IL.

Nov. 05 “Writing With/out Words in Physically-Based Devised Theatre.”  American Society for Theatre Research, Toronto.

May 05  “The Awesome and Amazing Authoring Experiments of Zuppa Circus.” Association for Canadian Theatre Research, London, ON.

Sept. 04 “Imagination in Transition: David Mamet’s House of Games and Homicide. The European Society for the Study of English, Zaragoza, Spain.

June 04 “Imagination in Transition: David Mamet’s House of Games and Homicide.” Second International David Mamet Conference, London, England.

May 04 “Old Questions and New: The First National Native Playwrights Summit.” Association for Canadian Theatre Research, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.

Oct. 03 “Mining Turbulence: ‘Writing’ in Physical Theatre.” International Theatre Conference: Directing and Authorship in Western Drama (Acadia University), Wolfville, NS.

May 03 “Travels with The Prague Visitor: The Dramaturg in Physical Theatre.” Association for Canadian Theatre Research (Dalhousie University), Halifax, NS.

Jun. 02 “Dramaturgy and the Body: Working in Physical Theatre.”  Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC.

May 02 “Playing with the Enemy: Performance and Representation in Contemporary Canadian Theatre.” Association of Canadian Theatre Research (ACTR), Congress, Toronto, ON.

May 02 “Getting Them on Their Feet, or, ‘Performance Fridays’.” Association of Canadian Theatre Research (ACTR), Congress, Toronto, ON.

Nov. 01 “Closing Remarks.” Performative Resurrections: Death, Rebirth and the Trope of the Risen, Toronto, ON.

May 00 “There’s More Than One Way to Build a House: Translating MacIvor’s Stage to Screen.”  ACTR, Congress, Edmonton, AB.

Jun. 99 “The Dramatists Co-op of Nova Scotia.” ACTR,  Congress, Lennoxville, QB.

Jun. 99 “Theatre to Film, Fronteras Americanas to Crucero/Crossroads. FSAC (Film Studies Association of Canada), Congress, Sherbrooke, QB.

Jun. 98 “Playing in the (Main)stream with the Wild Guys: Expectations and Experimentation in Canadian Professional Theatre.” ACTR, Learneds, Ottawa, ON.

May 94 “Genius Bound: Creativity, Discovery, and the Artist.  Creativity and Discovery Conference, Memorial University, Corner Brook, NF.

Jun. 93 “Dramaturgy in the University.”  Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America Annual Meeting, Montreal, QB.

INVITED LECTURES

Apr. 12 “At Peace with Plurality: Navigating ‘Artistic Research’.” Performance Studies Workshop; York University, Toronto, ON.

Jan. 12 ‘The Age of Multimedia’: Interactions between the arts in modern culture.” University of Toronto Faculty of Music; New Music Festival. Toronto, ON.

Oct. 10 “Lepage and Collaboration.” ‘Perspectives on Lepage,’ Canadian Opera Company, Toronto.

Oct. 09 “New Play Development in Canada.” Playwrights Development Centres Coalition, Playwrights Workshop Montreal. Montreal.

Oct. 07 “The Long Road from The Farm Show: Theatrical Collective Creation in Twenty-First Century Canada.” Later Life Learning. University of Toronto.

Oct. 05 “A Developing Nation: New Play Creation in Canada.” Later Life Learning, Innis College, University of Toronto.

INVITED KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

Oct. 14 “Interactual Dramaturgy: Interdisciplinary Strategies for Collaborative Performance Creation.” Plus 2-Day workshop. VIII Congresso da ABRACE, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Jan. 11 “Devising New Realisms.” Keynote panel organization and participation. Canadian New Realisms Symposium. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

Nov. 10  Swimmer (68). Symposium closing performance and plenary. The Body of Desire: Psychotherapy, Subjectivity, and the Arts. Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, U of T, Toronto, ON.

Jul. 10 “Exploring Canada’s ‘Creative Spaces’.” Literary Managers and Dramaturgies of the Americas. Toronto. Co-Presenter: P. Hansen.

Feb. 08 “From Practice-Based Research to Research-Based Practice.” Practice-Based Research in the Performing Arts, University of Tampere, Finland.

Apr. 08 “Intimacy, Interdisciplinarity, and the Auteur: David Mamet in the Age of Intermedia.” Crossings: David Mamet’s Work in Different Genres and Media. Brussels, Belgium.

Nov. 06 “Developmental Dramaturgy in English-Speaking Canada.” German International Theatre Institute (Berlin).

Mar. 06 “Alternative Attractions.” The Rochdale Project (Theatre Passe Muraille).  Toronto, ON.

Aug. 05 “Making ‘Change’: The Composing Body in Devised Theatre.”  Space and Composition Symposium, Danish Academy of Theatre and the Centre for Performing Arts (NordScen), Copenhagen, Denmark.

May 05 “Staging Metropolis.”  Voicing Toronto: The City and the Arts, University of Toronto Humanities Centre.

Feb. 05 “Is Any Body Listening: The ADD Audience of Physically-Based Devised Theatre.” Festival of Original Theatre, University of Toronto.

CONFERENCE PANEL PARTICIPATION (INVITED)

Apr. 10 “Theatre, Out of the Spotlight.” Cross Currents Festival (Factory Theatre), Toronto.

Apr. 06 Re:Searching: Practice-Based Research Within the Performing Arts Symposium, Nordic Centre for Performing Arts (NordScen), Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mar. 04 “Collective Creations, Developmental Dramaturgy, and Canadian Theatre.” Festival of Original Theatre, (Graduate Centre for Study of Drama), University of Toronto.

Oct. 94 “Mass Media in Contemporary Theatre.” Critical Analysis of the Mass Media and Popular Communications Workshop/Roundtable, The Brecht Forum, N.Y.C.

COLLOQUIA (INVITED)

Apr. 12 “Binaural Negotiations and Perceptual Play: Sound Design in Site-Specific Theatre” (with Richard Windeyer). Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Colloquia Series. Toronto.

Mar. 12 “How to Develop a New Course” (with Jennifer Roberts-Smith and Barry Freeman): Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Colloquia Series. Toronto.

Mar. 06 “The Tyranny of Documents” (with Stephen Johnson, Martin Revermann, John Astington, and Nancy Copeland); Graduate Centre for Study of Drama Colloquia Series.  Toronto.

Sept. 04 “‘That Which Appears’: Some Reflections on Opportunity, Collision, and Turbulence in Devised Theatre.” (with Ker Wells). Graduate Centre for Study of Drama Colloquia Series.  Toronto.

Nov. 03 “The Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre.” Graduate Centre for Study of Drama Colloquia Series, Toronto.

Mar. 97 “Visitors to the Museum: the many incarnations of The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum.” UPEI Faculty of Arts Research Day, Charlottetown, PEI.

Apr. 95 “The Silencing Myth of Silence.”  Humanities Association of Canada, Corner Brook, NF.

Oct. 92 “Avant-Garde/Film/Theory.”  Avant-Garde Classics of the 1920’s Exhibition, Memorial University, Corner Brook, NF.

Nov. 91 “Black and White—The Bad Boy Dancing in the Margins: Michael Jackson and Racial Representation in Popular Media.”  Memorial University, Corner Brook, NF.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

12-14 Conference Organizeing Committee. Playwriting Pedagogy. Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, U of T. Toronto, ON.

10-11 Conference Organizaing Committee. Society for Dance History Scholars. Graduate Centre for Study of Drama and York University, Toronto, ON.

09-10 Conference Organizing Committee, The Body of Desire: Psychotherapy, Subjectivity, and the Arts. Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, U of T, Toronto, ON.

05-06 Conference Organizing Committee, Association for Canadian Theatre Research (Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2005),  York University, Toronto, ON.

04-05 Conference Organizing Committee and Academic Panel Selection Committee, Women’s Playwriting Conference  (2006).  Playwrights Guild of Canada and University of Toronto.

04-05 Conference Organizing Committee, Association for Canadian Theatre Research (Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2005), University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

03-04 Conference Chair, Shifting Tides: Atlantic Canadian Theatre Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (March 27 – 30, 2004), Toronto. Planning, co-ordination of speakers/presenters and workshop leaders, and successful SSHRC grant application preparation.

03 Co-organizer, panel moderator, First National Native Playwright Summit, Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto.

03 Panel organization and moderation, Annual General Meeting of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Vancouver, BC.

02-03 Conference Organizing Committee, AfriCanadian Playwrights Festival, Toronto.

01-02 Conference Organizing Committee, Association for Canadian Theatre Research (Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2002), Toronto.

98-99 Conference Organizing Committee, Association of Canadian Theatre Research (Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities, 1999), Lennoxville and Sherbrooke, QC.

96-97 Conference Organizing Committee, Association of Canadian Theatre Research (Learneds Societies Meeting, 1997), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NF.

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TEACHING

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (Current Position)

UNDERGRADUATE

DRA 560: Performance Creation III

GRADUATE

DRA 601: Directing

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

UNDERGRADUATE (2001-2014)

DRE 121: Traditions of Theatre and Drama
DRE 122: Contemporary Theatre and Drama
DRE 220: History of Performance
DRE 222: The Performance Text
DRE344: Dramaturgy and Directing in Physical Performance
DRE352: Stage to Screen
DRE 360: Developmental Dramaturgy
DRE 362: Playwriting
DRE 420: Senior Seminar – Intermedial Theatre and Performance
DRE 421: Production Dramaturgy
DRE 422: Senior Seminar – Theatrical Devising and Performance Creation

GRADUATE (2002-2014)

DRA 1025: Canadian Creation: New Developmental Dramaturgies I
DRA 1027: Canadian Creation: New Developmental Dramaturgies II
DRA 1032: Beyond ‘Liveness’: Intermedial Theatre and Performance
DRA 3211: Performing Bodies
DRA 4037: Atlantic Canadian Theatre and Drama
DRA 5000: Praxis I (MA core requirement)
DRA 5001: Praxis II (PhD core requirement) 

COURSES TAUGHT (PREVIOUS POSITIONS)

Drama Survey: Classical to Modern
Drama Survey: Modern to Postmodern
British Drama
Canadian Drama
American Drama
Critical Theory
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
Children’s Literature

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AFFILIATIONS

ACADEMIC

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), “Performance as Research” Working Group
Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR)  (Executive Member 1998 – 2005)
Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC)
International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), “Performance as Research” Working Group (Publications Chair)
Nordic Summer University (NSU), “Artistic Research” Study Circle
Performance Studies international (PSi)

PROFESSIONAL (ART PRACTICE)

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA)
Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC) (Past President)
Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC)

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last update: January 2017