Canadian Theatre Review
Published Quarterly | E-ISSN 1920-941X | ISSN 0315-0836
The Canadian Theatre Review features thought-provoking plays and articles on current issues and trends in Canadian theatre. CTR provides the Canadian theatre community with in-depth feature articles, manifestos, slideshows, videos, design portfolios, photo essays, and other documents that reflect the challenging forms that theatre takes in the contemporary Canadian arts scene. CTR is available in print and online.
Editor in Chief Jenn Stephenson is Professor in the Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. Her research field is contemporary Canadian drama with special interests in theatre of the real, metatheatre, performativity, and autobiography. Her recent book is Performing Autobiography: Contemporary Canadian Drama published by University of Toronto Press in 2013. Associate Editors Natalie Alvarez is a theatre and performance studies researcher with specializations in contemporary theatre and performance in the Americas, Latina/o Canadian performance, performance and social action, performance and war, as well as immersive simulations and reenactment culture. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University and the University of Toronto’s Centre of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.
Heather Davis-Fisch is Associate Professor in English and Theatre at the University of the Fraser Valley. Her research interest is in Canadian performance history, focusing on historiography, intercultural performance, and decolonial methodologies.
Barry Freeman is Associate Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough as well as the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. His areas of focus include the ethics of intercultural theatre, drama-in-education and applied theatre. He is the author of Staging Strangers: Theatre & Global Ethics (2017) and the co-editor of In Defence of Theatre: Aesthetic Practices and Social Interventions (2016).
J. Paul Halferty is Assistant Professor in Drama Studies at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, where he is also Director of the UCD Centre for Canadian Studies. He is a theatre historian, queer theatre and performance studies scholar, and a Canadianist whose research examines the intersection of theatre and identity—primarily sexual, gender, national, and racialized identities.
Laura Levin is an Associate Professor of Theatre at York University. She is Director of York’s MA/PhD Program in Theatre & Performance Studies and teaches courses on contemporary theatre and performance art, devised theatre, and practice-based research. Her research focuses on site-specific, immersive, and urban intervention performance; performing gender and sexuality; political performance; intermedial and digital performance; methodologies of practice-based research; and performance theory. She has worked as a director and dramaturg on a number of productions in North America and co-curated research-based art projects that investigate intersections of performance, geography, and digital technologies. Most recently, she has been moonlighting as a performance artist and collaborating on activist, photo-based actions critiquing discourses of Canadian nationalism and exceptionalism in its various guises.
Editorial Advisory Board Tara Beagan
Views and Reviews Editors Jenn Cole is a mixed-ancestry Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe and Assistant Professor in Gender and Women's Studies at Trent University. She researches Indigenous Performance as it intersects with settler/Indigenous relations and reciprocal relationship to the land, especially at the site of the Kiji Sibi/Ottawa River in Algonquin Territory. Her older work focuses on the cultural history of hysteria and the hysterics’ modes of resistance to misogynist medical spectacle. Her other published writing is about the political force of inarticulacy, the activist elements of intimacy created by imperfect storytelling, Indigenous feminist methodologies and feminist performance adaptations.
Kimberley McLeod is Assistant Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. Her research covers digital performance, gaming, activist performance, satire and practice-based research.
Business Manager Antonia Pop Editorial Coordinator Melissa Moreau Founding Editors Stephen Mezei
Publisher University of Toronto Press Founding Publisher Joseph Green
Open Access Policy
In response to the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, the Canadian Theatre Review has developed a plan to ensure our authors are able to comply with the policy. There are two open access options allowed by the Tri-Agency, green and gold:
Green Open Access
Twelve (12) months after publication of the version of record (i.e., the article after copyediting, tagging, typesetting, etc.), the author may deposit a copy of the accepted article in their institutional repository with a DOI or direct link to the version of record. Please let us know when the deposit is made so that we can update our records.
Gold Open Access
At publication, the final version of record will become freely available on our primary platform, utpjournals.press. The Author Publication Charge is $3,000.
Abstracting and indexing
The Canadian Theatre Review is indexed in the following publications.
Note on Submission: CTR does not recommend unsolicited submissions, but requests proposals for articles centred around the theme of the particular issue first (proposals must generally be received no later than 9 months before the indicated publication date of the issue). Proposals may be forwarded to the address below. Editors are happy to receive suggestions or proposals for issue themes at any time. Following review and acceptance of proposal, guidelines for submission and suggested lengths will be forwarded.
Thank you for your interest in contributing to Canadian Theatre Review!
Canadian Theatre Review
Room 317, Centre for Film and Theatre
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J-1P3
Permission informationPermissions Inquiries
University of Toronto Press
5201 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON M3H 5T8 Canada
Tel: (416) 667–7777 ext. 7762
Fax: (416) 667–7881