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Strategies for fostering a more argumentative and empowered audience with Dr. Lisa Aikman

November 25th 2019, 4-6pm

Reading: Heim, Caroline. "'Argue with Us!': Audience Co-Creation through Post-Performance Discussions." New Theatre Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 2, 2012, pp. 189

Lisa Aikman is a Ph.D graduate from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies where her dissertation, Dramaturging Encounters: Working Methods and Dramaturgical Structures in Contemporary Canadian Documentary Theatre, examined documentary theatre as a genre that models ways of interacting with would-be strangers. Her current research interests include rehearsal studies, documentary theatre and theatre of the real, theatre of intercultural encounter, audience participation and reception, and theatre for social change/social justice. She is currently Project Director of Gatherings, Managing Editor of Theatre Research in Canada, and serves as a coordinator and trainer for the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program, housed at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation.

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