Tri-University Colloquium
for Theatre and Performance Research

Faculty and graduate students attending the first-ever Tri-University Colloquium for Theatre and Performance Research including UVic Department of Theatre, Simon Fraser University School of Contemporary Arts and the University of British Columbia Department of Theatre and Film.

The Tri-University Colloquium for Theatre and Performance Research is a collegial gathering for emerging scholars to share their current theatre or performance-centered research. It is conceived as a rotating annual event for graduate students at the three founding universities (listed below) as well as guests or colleagues from other academic programs.

  • University of Victoria DepartmentTheatre
  • Simon Fraser University School of Contemporary Arts
  • University of British Columbia Department of Theatre and Film

Inaugural Event

On April 26, 2015, the University of Victoria Theatre Graduate Students hosted the inaugural Tri-University Colloquium. This event welcomed presentations of current theatre or performance-centered research by students in Applied Theatre, Theatre Studies, Dance, Visual Art, Interdisciplinary Studies and Musicology. The 2015 presenters (in order of appearance) were:

  • Lauren Jerke, UVic 2nd year doctoral student in Applied Theatre
    Paper: Liz Gorrie and Kaleidoscope’s Undetected TYA Legacy
  • Claire Carolan, UVic 1st year interdisciplinary doctoral student in Theatre & Education
    Presentation: The Inaugural Tri-University Colloquium on Theatre and Performance Research: A New Legacy?
  • Julia Henderson, UBC PhD Candidate in Theatre Studies
    Paper: Legacies of Sally Clark: Destabilizing the Insidious Link Between Aging and Memory Loss in Moo and Ten Ways to Abuse an Old Woman
  • Matthew “Gus” Gusal, UVic – PhD Candidate in Applied Theatre
    Paper:  The Subaltern’s Voice Rings Loud – But to What End? The Creation of an Intergenerational Theatre Company in Tamil Nadu, India
  • Alana Gerecke, SFU PhD Candidate in English
    Paper: In Situ
  • Claire Fogal, UBC 1st year doctoral student in Theatre Studies
    Paper: An Antidote to Totalitarianism: Grotowski’s Theatre of Transformation
  • Janet Sit, UVic M.Music, Composition
    Paper: Influence of the Spheres: Investigating the Multimedia Work Ocean/Sound Recordings: Ocean Diary: By the Merce Cunningham Dance Company
  • Jorma Kujala, SFU MA Candidate in Comparative Media Arts at the School for Contemporary Arts.
    Paper: Richard Long: Embodiment and Affect
  • Rena Roussin, UVic M. Musicology (Unable to attend due to illness)

The organizers and attendees are grateful for the support and guidance of faculty members including:

  • UVic: Dr. Allana Lindgren, Dr. Jennifer Wise, Juliana Saxton, Dr. Michelle Fillion, Gordon Mumma, Phil Duchene
  • SFU: Dr. Henry Daniel
  • UBC: Stephen Heatley, Dr. Siyuan Liu, Robert Gardiner

Future Colloquiums

It is our hope that the colloquium will gain support and momentum in the coming years:

  • 2016 colloquium will occur at UBC
  • 2017 colloquium will occur at at SFU
  • 2018 colloquium will return to UVic

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