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Event: Crisis & Recovery: Theatre and Performance Before and After the Global Pandemic

Please join us next week for Act Two of “Crisis and Recovery: Theatre and Performance Before and After the Global Pandemic,” the 2021 online conference of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR/ACRT) and the Société québécoise d’études théâtrales (SQET). If you attended one of the sessions in Act One, we’re delighted to have you back for Act Two! If you are joining us for the first time, welcome! The second act, sponsored by the SQET, runs for two days next week from June 25 to 26. We hope you enjoy the program we have prepared for you, available at Theatreagora.ca.
Please join us on June 25 at 11am for our second keynote lecture titled Becoming Maroon, a Model of Salvation for Theatre Creation by Sylvie Chalaye (l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle). Dr. Chalaye is the author of Race et théâtre: un impensé politique (published by Actes Sud-Papiers) and received the André Malraux prize in 2020. In her keynote lecture, Dr. Chalaye will be discussing a Maroon stance of resistance and its potential to defy the established order, institutions, and colonial legacies.
Other highlights include a panel discussion and presentation on Performing Dramaturgies of Care: Staging Age, Memory, and Virtual Community in the COVID-19 Pandemic (Benjamin Gillespie, Julia Henderson, Heunjung Lee) on June 25 at 1:30pm. Also at 1:30pm, Thomas Langlois and Robert Faguy will be demonstrating their new interactive website in a session titled The global pandemic as creative force in Autour du rose enfer des animaux, sponsored by L’Instant Même. You can preview video, text, and photos from the project on the website of Collectif Dans Ta Tête (DTT).
Just after this panel, at 3pm we will gather for a roundtable on Theatre, “Francophonie,” and crisis (Joël Beddows, Anne-Marie Olivier, Geneviève Pelletier, Bruce McKay, Allain Roy, Marie-Eve Skelling Desmeules). We’ll close the day at 7:30pm with a roundtable on “Francophonie” and diversity, featuring Émilie Monnet, Marie Louis Bibish Mumbu, Lara Arabian, and Julie Tamiko-Manning. 
On the following day, June 26 at 11am, don’t miss the roundtable on Contemporary Circus and Crisis: Training and Educational Contexts (Tim Roberts, Karine Saroh, Sarah Poole, and Louis-Patrick Leroux). An exciting event will follow at 1:30pm with 100 Watt Productions and ’12’: Political Theatre with Youth (Kristina Watt, Anna Carsley-Jones, Sophie Dean, Natasha Knight, Quinn Lesaux, Olivia Smith, Ethan Whidden, Kaatje Yates, Paige Young, Ines Leokadia Fenton, Sofia Henson Preibisch, Sébastien Cimpaye).  
Finally, please join us on June 26 at 7:30pm to celebrate the recipients of this year’s awards. CATR will announce the beneficiaries of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Honorary Memberships, while SQET will announce the recipients of the Honorary Member Award and the Annual Award for Theatre Studies Emerging Scholar. 
Applications are now open for CATR’s research scholarships, the Heather McCallum Scholarship, and the Robert G. Lawrence Scholarship, as well as the CATR Grants, which support new research by graduate students, recent doctoral graduates and emerging scholars. Details are available on the CATR website (LINK). 
For a quick preview of some of our panels, you can take a look at our series of video trailers created by panelists. 
We are offering translation between English and French in a variety of formats for certain events. For details, see our page on Translation Support. We are pleased to offer closed captioning, American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) for some events. For more information, see our page on Accessibility Support
You can access everything at Theatreagora.ca. For any questions, you can reach us at info@theatreagora.ca or browse our logistics guides. If you encounter any difficulties accessing the site, contact: tech@theatreagora.ca
We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!
The 2021 CATR-SQET Conference Organizing Committee

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