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Theatre Initiative

History, from Page to Stage 

In the year 2020/2021, IHRC started a new program - “History, From Page to Stage”, committed to transdisciplinary arts integration and, specifically, the engagement of the performing arts with history and historical research. In collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, IHRC has supported four projects. The first public events in the project will take in April of 2021 (as listed below), where works-in-progress will be workshopped. The format of the final showcase may vary from a black box dramatized reading to a fuller-scale production. We hope that by the fall of 2021 it will be possible to bring together both performers and audience members in a common space, but if necessary, the final showcase will be streamed online as well.

The four projects supported in the "History, From Page to Stage" are:

Son histoire, mon histoireby Dr. George Belliveau, Professor and Head, LLED, Faculty of Education. Join us for the creative workshop for Dr. Belliveau's project on Monday, 26 April, 2021.

Falling Tower, by Yuning Liu Ph.D. student, Department of Theatre and Film Studies Join us for the workshop session with Yuning Liu on Wednesday 28 April 2021. 

Translating and Staging Hans Henny Jahnn’s Pastor Ephraim Magnus (1919), by Dr. Jason Lieblang, Associate Professor, Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies and Matthew Tomkinson, Ph.D. student, Department of Theatre and Film Studies. Join us to see and give feedback on work-in-progress on Friday 30 April 2021.

Easter Epicby Dr. Y-Dang Troeung, Assistant Professor, Department of English - Dr. Troeung's project will hold a public workshop in late summer/early fall.