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.
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
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.