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I am available as a guest speaker on the philosophy, ethics, and practice of applied/community-based theatre

Some of my past talks include:


Not Just Dramatizing the Data: Theatre as an Integral Part of Research. Keynote address at the 2017 Provost's Diversity Forum, University of Victoria (Click here to watch my 20 minute "performative" talk)

Spirit and the Body: Meeting Mystical Experiences in Nature through Poetry, and Connecting to Each Other through Stories. Guest Presenter, Church of Truth, Victoria, BC


Group Facilitation: Approaches to Fostering Community, Conviviality, and Collaboration. Association for Theatre in Higher Education/American Alliance for Theatre and Education Pre-Conference for the Applied Theatre Network


The Canadian Experience of the Community Play Movement. Joint Keynote Address with Dale Hamilton.  Claque Theatre 30-year Anniversary Symposium. Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK.


Towards a Decolonizing Theory and Practice for Collaborative Theatre Projects between Settler & Indigenous Communities. Canadian Association for Theatre Research, Vancouver, BC


A ‘Community’ is not a singular thing: Accommodating Contrary Voices in the Development and Production of a Small Town Play.  Whose show is it, anyway?: Community-engaged performance and exhibition arts in the small city. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC.


Aesthetic Arrest!: The Dynamics of the “Aha!” Experience. Alfred Edelman Lecture at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland Oregon


Painful Stories: Some Challenges Involved in Creating Reminiscence Theatre about Traumatic Experiences.  University of Victoria Centre on Aging Community Forum


Representation and Agency in Theatre Action Research.  The Indigenous and Diversity Research Forum: Critical Conversations Continue. University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.

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