Call for Workshops/Demonstrations. Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) Conference, Fredericton, NB, May 28-31, 2011

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Canadian Association for Theatre Research/l’Association Canadienne de la Recherche Théâtrale (CATR/ACRT)
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The 2011 conference of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) will take place at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University in Fredericton, May 28 to 31, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme of the 2011 Congress is Coasts and Continents: Exploring Peoples and Places / Rivages et Continents: Exploration des Peuples et des Lieux.

The mandate of the Association is to support and encourage research in theatre and performance in Canada, with a special interest in Canadian work. Therefore topics related to Canadian research are especially welcome. Graduate students are expressly invited to participate. All session organizers and presenters are invited to address the Congress theme; however, proposals that depart from the official Congress theme will also be accepted. Proposals may also respond to one of the following suggested topics:

--Canadian theatre on other continents
--Intercontinental and international theatre in Canada
--(Inter)coastal performances
--Theatre on the coasts or margins
--Rising tides in theatre
--Theatre as an exploration of place
--The place of popular theatre
--People unseen / Voices unheard
--Separate continents: theory and practice
--The continental divide: language(s)

Proposals are now being sought for workshops/demonstrations:

These workshop/demonstrations are intended to offer a forum for practitioners in the association to share their applied research. They also offer an opportunity for practitioners from the region local to the conference to share their work with CATR members.

Potential workshop facilitators are asked to submit proposals for a 90-minute workshop/demonstration that would be of interest to other practitioners and scholar/practitioners. This research should either be new and/or unique practical research or new applications of existing technique or methodology.

Proposals should be 250-500 words and clearly indicate the experimental nature of the material and the proceedings of the workshop or workshop/demonstration. Please indicate the space and/or equipment needs, the maximum number of participants and if individuals are welcome to audit the session if they do not want to participate. Proposals must be submitted to Claire Borody, chair of the theatre practice committee, by December 1, 2010.

Guidelines for all CATR conference participants
--Participants must be members of CATR and register for the conference.
--Participants are required to meet the requirements and deadlines of the session for which they are applying, and may be asked to withdraw if they do not do so.
--Participants are expected to attend and participate in the conference session.