Sunset over lake and autumn woods in the foothills of a mountain
Maroon Bells Sunset by Mike Scheid

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This October 22nd and 23rd, the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR/ACRT) and the Société québécoise d’études théâtrales (SQET) will be holding the fourth act of our conference Crisis and Recovery: Theatre and Performance Before and After the Global Pandemic. Please join us on to catch programming that was postponed this summer.

If you registered for the summer conference, you will be automatically pre-registered for the 4th act, and you can use the same username and password to join the sessions. If you did not register for the summer session and would like to attend the 4th act, please contact

Announcing the 4th Act of Crisis and Recovery

Click here to view the Act IV program as a PDF

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

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13:00-14:30 (EDT)

Three-in-one celebration: Percées, L'Extension R&C, and SQET

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17:30-18:00 (EDT)

Welcoming Remarks

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A gradient of fall leaf colours, from green to red, hung from a line

18:00-20:00 (EDT)

Conduct Committee Long Table (CATR)

Curating Safer Spaces & Devising Protocols That Welcome: New House-Rules in the Domain of Story


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Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

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10:00-13:00 (EDT)

Working Group: Moving Together to Reclaim and Resist


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10:00-12:00 (EDT)

Visioning session for the future of


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Yellow fall leaves on the ground, viewed from above.

13:30-15:00 (EDT)

Indigenous Perspectives: Teaching Postsecondary Theatre


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15:15-16:15 (EDT)

Theatre, Territory, Indigeneity.

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Fall-coloured leaves by a still lake

16:30-17:30 (EDT)

CATR Grants 2021

Celebration Ceremony

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17:30-18:30 (EDT)

Virtual Wine & Cheese in Kumospace!

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Other upcoming events hosted by CATR/SQET members

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts

Future Prairie Theatre

Reimagine and Rebuild Prairie Theatre

A series of 10 online sessions starting  at 6pm (Central)/ 7pm (Eastern) on the following dates: Nov. 1, 15 & 29; Dec. 13; Jan. 17 & 24; Feb. 14 & 28; Mar. 21.

(English-language only)

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Act 1-3 Keynote Speakers

Harvey Young

Boston University

The Crisis of the Live

Harvey Young is Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Boston University, where he is also Professor of English and Theatre.

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Kevin Loring

Indigenous Theatre, NAC

Returning the Page: How theatre practice must bravely return into a post-pandemic, de-colonial, anti-racist world

Kevin is N'lakap’amux from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia.

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Sylvie Chalaye

l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

Becoming Maroon, a Model of Salvation for Theatre Creation

A specialist in African and diaspora dramaturgies, Sylvie Chalaye is also a historian and anthropologist of African performance and Black performing arts throughout the world.

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