Thursday, July 21, 2016 | 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

How do religion and secularism manifest in Canadian queer theatre and performance? What is the relationship between the sacred and profane (broadly defined) in queer aesthetics? What do you believe in and what or whom do you seek to defy?

Speakers include:
Amal Rana (Vancouver, BC)
Dalbir Singh (Toronto, ON) The Qu(ee)r’anic Verses: A Close-Reading of Bilal Baig’s Acha Bacha Paper.Dalbir Singh
Frank Miller (Atlanta, GA), “Queering Church Dogma: Catholic and Queer Influences on Normand Chaurette’s Plays” Paper.Frank Miller
Harlan Pruden (Vancouver, BC)
Roy Brooks (Atlanta, GA), “Queer and Catholic” Paper.Brooks.Delphin.
Shawn MacDonald (Vancouver, BC) Statement.Shawn Macdonald
Tawiah M’Carthy (Toronto, ON) obaaberima.tawiahmcarthy
Moderator: Sarah Garton Stanley (Kingston, ON) power_shift_-_the_story_

production photo of Gertrude and Alice, Evalyn Parry as Alice, photo by Jeremy Mimnagh