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Conference (National): Q2Q: A Symposium on Queer Theatre & Performance in Canada

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Conference (National): Q2Q: A Symposium on Queer Theatre & Performance in Canada

Equity in TheatreFor Scholars, Artists, Producers, Curators, Administrators of LGBT2Q Live Arts Scenes & Cultures

Q2Q: A Symposium on Queer Theatre & Performance in Canada

All events are free and open to the public. In order to accommodate all guests, RSVPs are requested to [email protected].

The symposium brings scholars of queer Canadian theatre and performance together with the artists, producers, curators and administrators contributing to the vibrancy and diversity of LGBT2Q live arts scenes and cultures across the country. Combining roundtable discussions, networking events, and the 7th iteration of the frank’s national queer play-reading series Clean Sheets, Q2Q asks what a comparative analysis of contemporary queer performance practices can tell us about current trends and future directions, as well as the importance of documenting the larger historical narrative of Canadian queer theatrical production and reception. Addressing questions of aesthetics, diversity, economics, and form, symposium participants will work together to generate through theory and practice new ways of understanding how queer theatre and performance have contributed to the political and social development of LGBT2Q communities in Canada.

Conference delegates and roundtable speakers include many of the most acclaimed queer theatre and performance artists in Canada, including Sky Gilbert, Brad Fraser, evalyn parry, Sarah Stanley, C. E. Gatchalian and Brendan Healy. Plus a special performance by acclaimed dub poet and monodramatist d’bi.young anitafrika.

All events are free and open to the public. In order to accommodate all guests, RSVPs are requested to [email protected].

Date: July 20, 2016 – 12:00pm to July 24, 2016 – 6:00pm

Location: Simon Fraser University‘s (SFU’s) Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St., off Abbott in Vancouver, BC.

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