lichen/liken - video still by acacia johnson

lichen/liken - video still by acacia johnson

I am a writer, researcher, teacher, musician, and performing artist working between Toronto and Montreal. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University, and also a fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto. My work – both artistic and scholarly – is concerned with “experiments with tradition” in the performing arts. How can we take forms and practices handed down from the collective past, and restage them in compelling ways? How are these experiments with tradition marked by the spaces we inhabit and the histories we inherit? I work on these questions in a number of modes: by making shows and music, by writing about other artists and projects, and by teaching theory and practice in performance and across the humanities.

I received my PhD and MA from the graduate program in Social and Political Thought at York University, Toronto, and my BA in English (Drama and Theatre) from McGill University, Montreal.