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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.

Appel à contributions / Call for Proposals

Le comité de Theatreagora.ca vous invite à soumettre des travaux de recherche ou de création pour célébrer la relance du site. Les propositions devront s’inscrire dans la thématique « Just Meetings/Assemblées doctes » telle que décrite dans le document ci-joint (Theatreagora.ca-Commissions-2024.pdf). La date limite pour proposer une contribution est le 19 février 2024; les travaux sélectionnés recevront un financement de 1000$ et seront diffusés sur le site à l’été 2024.

Les propositions, en français ou en anglais, sont à soumettre à Jordana Cox (info@theatreagora.ca), commissaire de Theatreagora.ca, d’ici le 19 février 2024. Merci de joindre un résumé ou un aperçu de la contribution (environ 750 mots) ainsi qu’une notice biobibliographique (250-350 mots). Il est également possible d’organiser une courte rencontre (15 minutes) afin de soumettre une contribution oralement.

The Theatreagora.ca steering committee is commissioning scholarly and creative works to celebrate the site’s relaunch. Submissions should engage with the theme, “Just Meetings”/Doctes assemblées, as outlined in the attached document (Theatreagora.ca-Commissions-2024.pdf). The deadline for proposals is 19 February 2024 and final works, if selected, will receive $1000 CAD as well as publication on the site in the summer of 2024.

Proposals should be submitted to Theatreagora.ca Curator, Jordana Cox (info@theatreagora.ca), in French or English by 19 February 2024. You may email an abstract/outline (appr. 750 words) and bio (250-350 words) or arrange for a brief (15 min) meeting to share your proposal and bio in conversation. Successful applicants must be members of SQET or CATR by the time the work is published.

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.

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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