i can feel spring coming...(upcoming)

Through March and April, I'll be continuing to co-host with Sophie Traub the Dinner Project, bi/weekly open potluck dinners to discuss where we're at in our thinking and learning and see how we can support each other. If you're in Toronto, get in touch and join us for dinner!

I've been in a solo performance class this year, working with Erika Batdorf and a whole cohort of incredible creators, and we'll be performing our emergent works in progress at York University at the end of March--date TBA.

In April, I'm hosting a workshop at the library near my house in Toronto where we'll write poems to/for specific places in the neighborhood and then make a book of hyper-local poetry! It's a project I've been wanting to do for a while. The workshop is called Listening to Places: The Neighborhood Poetry Project and will take place April 11 & 18 with a poetry walk/tour on April 28. More details here.

As well, I'm performing in Configurations of a Divine Bitch, a devised theatre piece using bouffon and mystère to explore menstruation, menarche, pregnancy and birth--we'll be performing in residency at Cleveland Public Theatre as part of Test Flight on April 5-7! Tickets are available now. Also, if you're in Toronto, many of our Friday night rehearsals are open Grotowski/LaCoq trainings if you're into that kind of thing. Get in touch for details.

Also in April I'll be hosting a walking workshop on disorientation as part of the Society for Cultural Anthropology digital conference/biennial meeting, which is focused on the theme of "Displacements" (April 19-21).

In May I'll be part of the walking research working group at the Canadian Association for Theatre Researchers conference in Kingston, Ontario (May 29-31).

A working bibliography...

I'm working on writing up a 'major research proposal' as part of my MA research, which would be an 'imaginative ethnographic' approach to the work of several rural, land-based performance ensembles in the US and Canada. Particularly I'm curious about how their practices and process create 'imaginative lifeworlds' (Irving) and phenomenologically reflect proposals of intersubjective relationships between the body and nature/the world. I've been very inspired on this front by reading A Different Kind of Ethnography, a series of essays that came out this year edited by Dara Culhane and Denielle Elliott (University of Toronto Press, 2017).

As I work on this, thought I'd share my annotated bibliography that I'm developing as I do my research...and a much larger working bibliography, which is here. Just in case you're also working at the intersection of cultural geography, performance studies, and ecotheatre/ecodramaturgy and are interested...one of the kind of meta-questions I'm thinking a lot about is what the utility of writing papers is and how academic work translates in and out of academia.

Still experimenting with what this blog might become as a record of work in and outside of academia...