Queer Spaces

Saturday, July 23, 2016 | 10 am to 12 pm

Canada is queer from coast to coast to coast. This Roundtable is about the multiple locations of queer theatrical production in Canada (from internationally recognized institutions in major urban centres to smaller regional theatres and festivals). But it is also about how space can be queered, from re-appropriating the metaphor of the closet to thinking about how Canada’s settler-colonial history can be reterritorialized through queer aesthetics.

Speakers include:
Miriam Ginestier (Montreal, QC) Statement.MiriamGinestier
Richie Wilcox (Halifax, NS), “Queer Acts of Resistance in Halifax” QueerActspaper.RichieWilcox
Richie Wilcox and Jay Whitehead (Lethbridge, AB), “Homesteading a New Queer Frontier” Paper.Richie Wilcox and Jay Whitehead
Scott Leydon, “Decolonizing violence, sex, and time in the Canadian Arctic: Tanya Tagaq’s queer punk performance aesthetic.”
Sean Cummings (Vancouver, BC) Statement.SeanCummings
Sean Guist (Victoria, BC), “Queering the Island” Paper.Sean Guist
Sean Metzger (Los Angeles, CA), “Performing Quebec” queer quebec.Sean Metzger
Moderator: evalyn parry (Toronto, ON)

photos left to right
Andrew Wasyleczko in Small Axe photo by Dahlia Katz
d’bi.young anitafrika photo by Wade Hudson
Greg Macarthur