A grey, quilt-like square white arrows pointing in all directions. Toward the lower left-hand side of the square, four bright blue arrows point inward at a blue square.
Attribution: Meysam Khavari

Welcome to Theatreagora.ca.

Theatreagora, a joint venture between la Société québecoise d’études théâtrales (SQET) and the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR), is a hub for theatre scholarship and research of all kinds, and a venue for building connections between theatre scholars from across the country.

We hope you will return often to discover new ideas and new colleagues. We are welcoming applicants from either association to join our initiatives. If you are interested in helping to steer the future of Theatreagora.ca, please reach out to info@theatreagora.ca.

Theatreagora.ca exists on University of Waterloo webspace. The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometres on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.

2023 Annual Conferences

Whale painting by Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy.

CATR Conference 2023

Performing Shores / The Shores of Performance

Mindful that theatre artists and researchers come from many territories and landscapes, the theme of “shores” aims to evoke not only literal sites of performance, but also a more figurative approach to boundaries, fields, identities, or movement: one that can apply equally to land-locked, off-off-shore, or transnational contexts.

Archives du CRCCF, Fonds Gilles-Provost (P420) P420-S2-SS1-SSS1-D42_5
Archives du CRCCF, Fonds Gilles-Provost (P420) P420-S2-SS1-SSS1-D42_5

Conférence SQET 2023

Traces des arts vivants au Québec et au Canada francophone

Nous souhaitons explorer et réactualiser les traces de l’écologie théâtrale, que ce soit en interrogeant leur nature et leurs formes, leur production, leurs fonctions et contributions, leur réception et utilisation, ainsi que leur gestion et conservation.

Call for Proposals: 2023-24 Programming

Host an online workshop, performance, teach-in, or stand-alone conference on Theatreagora.ca, the virtual meeting place of CATR and SQET! 

This virtual venue is available free-of-charge to CATR and SQET members hosting events in any language. Benefits of hosting an event on Theatreagora.ca include:

  • Reliable, accessible homepage for event information and access
  • Bilingual (French and English) cross-promotions to CATR and SQET members
  • Bilingual (French and English) day-of tech support
  • Advice on finding and funding translators (French-English/English/French) and interpreters (ASL/LSQ) if desired
  • Searchable event archive (coming soon)
  • Connections with incredible theatre scholars across the country 

Please email Theatreagora.ca Curator, Jordana Cox info@theatreagora.ca with any questions, and a brief (1-2 paragraph) description with your idea, proposed date(s), and possible format. Alternately, a brief phone call/oral proposal is possible, if preferred. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, ideally 4-6 months in advance. Submissions that incorporate multiple languages are encouraged, but not required.


The Theatreagora.ca committee is comprised of the following members:

Taiwo Afolabi (Co-Chair) | Nicole Nolette (Co-Chair)| Jordana Cox | Katrina Dunn | Jane Koustas | Jeanne Murray-Tanguay | Jacob Nevins | Marie-Eve Skelling | Neil Silcox | Fraser Stevens | Robin Whittaker