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‘Our’ Audiences: Casting, Community, Conversation

May 3, 2024

The Centre for Spectatorship and Audience Research, in association with:


  • The Collaborative Digital Research Space, University of Toronto Mississauga

  • The Canadian Association for Theatre Research

  • and The University of Toronto Mississauga Department of English and Drama invite you to: 


“‘Our’ Audiences: Casting, Community, Conversation.” 

This forum, consisting of panel sessions, brings together artistic directors, theatre makers, and theatre researchers, to explore audiences in Ontario today - what's happening, what's changed, and what we want to know.


Where: Deerfield Hall, Rehearsal Room A, the University of Toronto Mississauga campus (3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga),


When: Friday May 3rd, 2024. 9:30am coffee and pastries, panels from 10am-1pm followed by a free buffet lunch from 1-2pm.


Access information: All locations are wheelchair accessible, and include nearby washrooms. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer ASL interpretation for this event. A streaming option is available.


While we encourage in-person participation, the session will be live streamed via Zoom for those who are geographically distant or can't attend in-person for other reasons.


Panellists include: Marjorie Chan (Theatre Passe Muraille), Dr. Kathleen Gallagher, Frédéric Julien (CAPACOA), Sarah Kitz (Great Canadian Theatre Company), Marcel Stewart (b current), Dr. Jessica Watkin


Register NOW here. All are welcome!


(If you have trouble accessing the registration form please email signy.lynch@utoronto.ca to register).


All registrants will receive the Zoom link shortly before the event.


Stay tuned for more information about transportation and our access guide.




The Centre for Spectatorship and Audience Research would like to thank our sponsors and partners for this event:

  • The Collaborative Digital Research Space, University of Toronto Mississauga 

  • The Department of English & Drama, University of Toronto Mississauga

  • The Canadian Association for Theatre Research




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