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Past Events

Q2Q: A Symposium on Queer Theatre and Performance in Canada

Q2Q: A Symposium on Queer Theatre and Performance in Canada was held at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts from July 20-24, 2016. Co-sponsored by IPS, the event brought 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 an evening reading series of new plays, 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. Visit q2qconference.com and our Video Archive or YouTube channel for documentation.

ACME 2014 Conference

The Life and Death of the Arts in Cities after Mega-Events was a research conference and public outreach event co-organized by Simon Fraser University’s Department of English and Institute for Performance Studies, the University of British Columbia’s Department of Theatre and Film, and the Queen Mary Drama Department, University of London. Please see the ACME 2014 Conference site for more information, as well as our Projects + Publications page to read more about two special journal issues that came out of the event, and our Video Archive page or YouTube channel for documentation.