Publication in Canadian Theatre Review

In January 2012, the Canadian Theatre Review published a special “Views and Reviews” section on “Performance Studies in Canada” (edited by Natalie Alvarez). These pieces, some of which were presented at the Performing Publics Conference in Toronto (2010), explore alternate genealogies of performance and performance issues that have emerged in Canadian contexts, many of which trouble the very idea of a unified “national” history of performance studies.

A copy of the issue can be purchased through University of Toronto Press Journals, or accessed here. If you have an electronic subscription to the CTR, you can access the section directly here. For access through Project Muse, click here. Email for more information.


In Search of PS North: Performance Studies in Canada by LAURA LEVIN

Outskirts to Mainstream?: Performance Poetry on the Move by NAILA KELETA-MAE

(No) Performance Studies in Canada by SUSAN BENNETT

Towards Locating the Alchemy of Convergence in the Native Theatre Classroom by


Canadian Theatre Review Constitutes Performance Studies by RIC KNOWLES

Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, Forest Guards, 1997, Photo taken as part of the performance Lesbian National Parks and Services, Photo by Donald Lee. Dempsey and Millan performed at the opening of the Performing Publics conference in Toronto, 2010.