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  • Blair, Kelsey, Kelsey Jacobson, Scott Mealey, and Jenny Salisbury. "From Site to Self: Immersion, Audience Research, and Polyvocality." Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, vol. 36, no. 1, 2021, pp. 75-93. 

  • Jacobson, Kelsey and Kelsey Blair. “Theatre audience etiquette and norms have always shifted with the times.” The Conversation. 21 November 2021. https://theconversation.com/theatre-audience-etiquette-and-norms-have-always-shifted-with-the-times-169834. 

  • Jacobson, Kelsey, Scott Mealey, and Jenny Salisbury. "Disruptive Presence: Twenty-First-Century Shifts in Spectatorship and Audience Research." Performance Matters, vol. 5, no. 2, 2019, pp. 1-5. 

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Dr. Kelsey Jacobson

  • Real-Ish: Audiences, Feeling, and the Production of Realness in Contemporary Performance. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2023. 

  • "The Pervasive Real: Virtual Co-Presence in Jordan Tannahill’s YouTube Play rihannaboi95." Contemporary Theatre Review, vol. 32, no. 2, 2022, pp. 191-205. 

  • "Hashtag networks, “live” musicals, and the social media spectator: Digital theatre audience research methods." Impacting Theatre Audiences: Methods for Studying Change, vol. 1, 2022, pp. 64-75. 

  • "PXR2020: Re-Seeing the Possibilities of Theatre in Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality." Canadian Theatre Review, vol. 189, 2022, pp. 73-75. Co-authored with Stephanie Fung and Jordan Pike.

  • "Theatre Companies Are Pushing Storytelling Boundaries with Online Audiences Amid COVID-19." The Conversation, vol. 22, 2020.

  • "Introduction: A Situated, Ethical, Imaginative Doing and Being in the Encounter of Research." Global Youth Citizenry and Radical Hope: Enacting Community-Engaged Research through Performative Methodologies, vol. 10, 2020, pp. 1-20. Co-authored with Kathleen Gallagher and Dirk J. Rodricks.

  • "Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Acts and the Ka’tarohkwi Festival as Participatory Calls for Decolonization." Canadian Theatre Review, vol. 182, 2020, pp. 87-91. 

  • "A Method of Mis/Understanding: Translation Gaps, Metaphoric Truths, and Reflexive Methodologies." Global Youth Citizenry and Radical Hope: Enacting Community-Engaged Research through Performative Methodologies, vol. 10, 2020, pp. 135-154.

  • "Through the Fictive to the Real (ish): Affective Time and the Representation of “Real Newfoundland” in Rising Tide Theatre’s Trinity Pageant." Theatre Research in Canada, vol. 39, no. 1, 2018, pp. 42-57.

  • Feeling Real: Affective Dimensions of Reality in Contemporary Canadian Performance. University of Toronto (Canada), 2018. 

  • "Good Fence’s Scripted Truths: Cultivating Dialogue in Post-Real Times." Canadian Theatre Review, vol. 175, 2018, pp. 8-12. 

  • "Accuracy and Ethics, Feelings and Failures: Youth experimenting with documentary practices of performing reality." Theatre Research in Canada, vol. 39, no.1, 2018, pp 59-77.  Co-authored with Kathleen Gallagher and Scott Mealey.

  • "Beyond mimesis to an assemblage of reals in the drama classroom: which reals? Which representational aesthetics? What theatre-building practices? Whose truths?" Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, vol. 23, no. 1, 2018, pp. 40-55. Co-authored with Kathleen Gallagher.

  • "Really Sell it to Me: Immersive theatre as Ideal Commodity." Etudes, vol. 2, no. 2, 2016, pp. 1-23. 

  • "Review of Shattering Hamlet's Mirror: Theatre and Reality, by Marvin Carlson." Performance Matters, vol. 2, no. 2, 2016, pp. 164-165. 

  • "(Dis) Embodied Authority in White Rabbit, Red Rabbit." Canadian Theatre Review 158.158 (2014): 76-80. 

Dr. Scott Mealey

  • "A quantitative approach to recognizing and contextualizing shifts in spectatorial thinking." Impacting Theatre Audiences: Methods for Studying Change (2022).

  • "Power, Perception, and Professionalism: An Empirical Study of Digital Theatre Criticism in Canada." Contemporary Theatre Review 31.4 (2021): 455-470. Co-authored with Michelle MacArthur and Signy Lynch.

  • Recollection of an Audience: Style, Experience, and Change in the Study of Theatre Spectatorship. Diss. 2020. 

  • "Performative Measures: An Exploration of Cross-Pollinating Drama and Quantitative Research." Global Youth Citizenry and Radical Hope: Enacting Community-Engaged Research through Performative Methodologies (2020): 219-243. 

  • "Accuracy and Ethics, Feelings and Failures: Youth experimenting with documentary practices of performing reality." Theatre Research in Canada vol. 39, no.1, 2018, pp. 59-77. Co-authored with Kathleen Gallagher and Kelsey Jacobson.

  • "Staging ourselves: Towards a theory of relationality, possibility, and creative youth selfhood." Creativity in Theatre: Theory and Action in Theatre/Drama Education, vol. 2, 2018, pp. 133-152. Co-authored with Kathleen Gallagher.

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Dr. Signy Lynch

  • "Casting Audiences: How Theatre Passe Muraille’s ‘Black Out Nights’ Challenge Conventional Approaches to Audience." Canadian Theatre Review 193 (2023): 45-48. 

  • “Critical Disengagement: The Epistemic and White Supremacist Violence of Theatre Criticism in Canada and the USA.” New Theatre Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 1, 2023, pp. 34–49, doi:10.1017/S0266464X22000355. Co-authored with Michelle MacArthur.

  • "Performing at Home in the Pandemic: Boca del Lupo’s Plays2Perform@ Home Collection." Canadian Theatre Review 191 (2022): 82-86. 

  • "The gaze turned inward: A reflexive autoethnographic approach to theatre research." Impacting Theatre Audiences. Routledge, (2022): 88-99. 

  • "Closing the Distance: Intermediality, Immediacy, and Intercultural Affect in Tetsuro Shigematsu’s Empire of the Son." Theatre Research in Canada 43.2 (2022): 191-205. 

  • "A Round Table Conversation on the State of Hiring and Labour in Theatre and Performance Studies in Canada." Canadian Theatre Review 190 (2022): 77-80. Co-authored with Benjamin Gillespie and Hannah Rackow.

  • "A Lesson in Failure: Vivek Shraya’s How to Fail as a Popstar." Canadian Theatre Review 185 (2021): 80-82. 

  • "Intercultural Relations: Direct Audience Address in Contemporary Theatre in Canada." (2021). PhD Dissertation. York University.

  • "Power, Perception, and Professionalism: An Empirical Study of Digital Theatre Criticism in Canada." Contemporary Theatre Review 31.4 (2021): 455-470. Co-authored with Michelle MacArthur and Scott Mealey.

  • "Introduction: Theatre After the Explosion." Canadian Theatre Review 186 (2021): 5-7. Co-authored with Thea Fitz-James.

  • Journal issue edited: "Theatre After the Explosion.” Canadian Theatre Review, vol. 186, Spring 2021, p. 1-99. Co-edited with Thea Fitz-James.

  • "In Search of an Ignorant Critic." Canadian Theatre Review 175 (2018): 80-82.

Dr. Kelsey Blair

  • Sport and Performance in the Twenty-first Century. Taylor & Francis, 2022. 

  • "'I am Invictus': Parasport, the Invictus Games, and Disability Performance in Canada." Theatre Research in Canada 43.1 (2022): 96-114. Co-authored with Megan Johnson.

  • "The Believability of Basketball: The Multiple Bodies of the Female Performer in The Tall Girls." Sports Plays. Routledge, 2021. 99-114. 

  • "Empty gestures: Performative utterances and allyship." Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 35.2 (2021): 53-73. 

  • "The politics of performing the butterfly stroke: Yusra Mardini and the 2016 Olympic Refugee Team." Sporting Performances. Routledge, 2020. 96-110. 

  • "The Power to Die: Liveliness, Minor Agency, and Shakespeare’s Female Characters." Shakespeare’s Things. Routledge, 2019. 123-133.

  • "‘Memory in two voices: an aesthetics of care in performance groups for older adults." Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance 24.1 (2019): 67-71.

  • "Raising awareness and addressing elder abuse in the LGBT community: An intergenerational arts project." Language and Literacy 20.3 (2018): 46-66. Co-authored with Claire Robson, Gloria Guzman, and Jen Marchbank.

  • "Memory, Milestones, and Monuments: A Peripatetic Exploration of the West Side of UBC Campus." Canadian Theatre Review 174 (2018): 31-37. Co-authored with Sandra Chamberlain-Snider, Katrina Dunn, and Julia Henderson.

  • "The 2012 Olympic badminton scandal: Match-fixing, code of conduct documents, and women’s sport." The International Journal of the History of Sport 35.2-3 (2018): 264-276. 

  • "Screen and roll: transmissions of embodied knowledge through Canadian women’s basketball history." Canadian Theatre Review 169 (2017): 20-25. 

  • "Broomsticks and barricades: Performance, empowerment, and feeling in Wicked and Les Misérables." Studies in Musical Theatre 10.1 (2016): 55-67. 

  • "Hockey sticks and heartstrings: The men’s gold medal hockey game and the affective legacy of the 2010 Olympic Games." Canadian Theatre Review 164 (2015): 83-88. 

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Dr. Jenny Salisbury

  • "Out at School: Imagining a Slow Ethic of Care in Research-Based Theater." Qualitative Inquiry 29.2 (2023): 323-331. Co-authored with Bishop Owis and Pamela Baer.

  • "From Stage to Aural Streaming: Adaptation through a Slow Ethic of Care." Canadian Theatre Review 192 (2022): 32-36. Co-authored with Pamela Baer.

  • "LGBTQ Family Advocacy at School." Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education 18.2 (2021): n2. Co-authored with Tara Goldstein, Pam Baer, Austen Koecher, Benjamin Lee Hicks, Kate Reid, Bishop Otis, Edil Gamal and Ty Walkland.

  • "This Is Our Family: A Verbatim Theatre Piece." Our Children Are Your Students: LGBTQ Families Speak Out (2021): 27. Co-authored with Tara Goldstein and Pam Baer.

  • "Pairing verbatim theatre and theatre of the oppressed to provoke startling empathy." The Educational Forum. Vol. 83. No. 4. Routledge, 2019. Co-authored with Pamela Baer and Tara Goldstein.

  • "Inviting startling empathy through performed ethnography: A queer (ed) collective research project." The Methodological Dilemma Revisited. Routledge, 2018. 171-191. Co-authored with Tara Goldstein, Pam Baer, Austen Koecher, Benjamin Lee Hicks, and Kate Reid.

  • "Resistant and Elusive Creativity in Globalized Education." Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy 11, no. 2 (2014): 179-184. 

  • "Political Acts and Public Voices: Paying Time and Attention to The Public Servant." Canadian Theatre Review 166 (2016): 72-77. 

  • "We’re Here Now: Site-specific theatre beyond place in Canadian Jewish Diaspora." Editor: Peter Eckersall Editorial Board: Hayato Kosuge/Takashi Morishita/Yu Homma (2016): 179. 

  • "Thinking a Public University." Theatre Research in Canada 37, no. 1 (2016): 126-128. 

  • "Forum 2: Performance of Labour Thinking a Public University." 

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