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Proposals Due: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019

The 27th annual Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT) conference at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies invites proposals to our conference entitled ‘Equity & Diversity in Performance’ taking place February 15th to 17th, 2019. It asks the following question: What is the changing relationship of drama, theatre, and performance to practices which centralize equity through Intersectionality?

The Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT) began as an opportunity to showcase dramatic works at the University of Toronto’s Drama Centre, growing to become one of the largest student-organized academic conferences in the field nationwide. In an effort
to return to its roots and address the importance of centralizing artists and performers in critical conversations about their work, ‘Equity & Diversity in Performance’ will be accepting submissions for both academic and artistic pieces. As such, it will be open to participants of all experience levels in performance and critical theory.
We celebrate and welcome artistic, academic, activist, and interdisciplinary proposals for workshops, lecture-presentations, papers, audio-essays, performances, readings, and other creative and participatory explorations of equity in and through performance. In the case of performances, we encourage submission of short, low-tech or no-tech Pieces.

Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

– intersectional feminism
– approaches to theatre training that deconstruct gender
– sex work, decriminalization, and performance
– non-Western theatre pedagogies
– theatre and globalization
– (dis)ability, neuro-diversity, and performance
– accessibility in spaces of performance – access to arts education
– international equity initiatives
– performing race
– discriminatory violence
– indigeneity and performance practices – indigenous performance in the era of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission – anti-racist theatre in multiculturalism
– troubling the canon
– status of women in Canadian theatre – challenges to “professionalization”
– equity, public policy, and ethics
– sexual harassment in the performing arts
– trans performance

To apply please fill out this form

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