Ideas & Industry Series

Critical Ideas: Critical (Un)Impressions—Theatre and Performance in Canada Today

PuSh Assembly
Photo: Sarah Race
Touring Intensive with Sherrie Johnson, 2015 PuSh Assembly

Like many audience members, Jordan Tannahill has a low threshold for boredom. The Toronto playwright, director, filmmaker and Club PuSh Curator-in-Residence has written a book about his yearlong quest for vital, risk-taking performance. Critically opinionated theatre professionals and academics gather to debate Tannahill’s conclusions on what ails theatre today, and his prescriptions to fix it.

Speakers:

Karen Fricker, assistant professor of dramatic arts, Brock University
Sylvain Schryburt, associate professor of theatre, University of Ottawa
Nikki Shaffeeullah, editor-in- chief, alt.theatre
Marcus Youssef, playwright & artistic director, Neworld Theatre

Respondent:

Jordan Tannahill

Critical Ideas is a new initiative with SFU’s Institute for Performance Studies to bring together artists, critics and scholars in a series of critical conversations on formal, social and ideological issues affecting performance practice and reception today. Moderated by Peter Dickinson.

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February 5


10:30AM–12:00PM

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