CTR 150 / Spring 2012 Manifestos: Or Everything You’ve ever Wanted to Say about Theatre but Were Afraid to Put in Print” is now available online

In celebration of CTR’s 150th anniversary issue, Views and Reviews editors Natalie Alvarez and Jenn Stephenson stage a coup and take over the entire issue, which they devote entirely to views in the form of manifestos. Leading theatre artists and provocateurs share their manifestos on the state of theatre in Canada.  Their rants and raves, visions and vituperations evoke the halcyon days of the manifesto form as the vehicle of choice for avant-garde auteurs to express their views on the future of the theatre and how the artist ought to proceed. Through creative interrogations of the manifesto form itself and anti-manifestos written in resistance to its formal dictates, contributors from coast to coast enjoin readers to consider the stakes in Canadian theatre today.

The issue features an interactive manifesto by Montreal’s 2boys.tv, as well as featured videos in our online edition of contributors making their manifestos public at sites of their choosing. Contributors include Daniel Brooks, Aluna Theatre’s Beatriz Pizano and Trevor Schwellnus, Waawaate Fobister, Nina Arsenault, Kristine Nutting, Leaky Heaven’s Steven Hill and Michele Valiquette, Ravi Jain and Michael Wheeler, Naomi Campbell, Olivier Choiniere, T.L. Cowan, Jillian Keiley, Zuppa Theatre Company’s Alex McLean, d’bi young anitafrika, Yves Sioui Durand, performance artist Claudia Bernal, Nicholas Hanson, Madeleine Blais-Dahlem, Anand Rajaram, Rebecca Singh, Alex Lazaridis Ferguson, Louis Patrick Leroux, Kathryn Harvey, Sarah Garton Stanley, Jacob Wren, Marcus Youssef, David Yee, and Suitcase in Point Theatre Company.

This issue contains:

Seek Electricity: A Multiple Theatre Manifesto

Alex McLean

DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.8

A Statement of Objectives (and a Conversation)

Beatriz Pizano and Trevor Schwellnus

DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.14

GLITTERfesto: An Open Call in Trinity Formation for a Revolutionary Movement of Activist Performance Based on the Premise That Social Justice is Fabulous

T.L. Cowan

DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.17

r/evolution begins within

d'bi. young anitafrika
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.26

Administration is Eating Away at Us

Olivier Choinière and Meg Moran
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.30

On the Beauty of Our Perpetual Marginality, and Why it Might be Time for All of Us to Figure Out Our Position on Social Housing
Marcus Youssef
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.34

Writing on the Wall
Steven Hill and Michele Valiquette
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.36

Space-ifesto 2012 (A Manifesto Toward Conditions and the Proliferation of Culture in a BETTER CANADA)
Rebecca Singh

DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.38

On the Force of Time
Anand Rajaram
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.42

TYA = i Assessing the Fair Market Value of Young People

Nicholas Hanson
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.47

Igniting Imaginations with Actor-manipulated Design

Jillian Keiley
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.53

Ondinnok: the First Nations Theatre of Quebec

Yves Sioui Durand and Meg Moran
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.56

Tangible Archives of the Intangible, or Archiving the Ineluctable Modality of the Theatrical

Kathryn Harvey
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.61

A Manifesto of Living Self-portraiture (Identity, Transformation, and Performance)

Nina Arsenault
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.64

Dangers of the Theatrical–Dramaturgical Complex: A Call to Artists to Run Faster and Jump Higher on Their Own Two Feet

Alex Lazaridis Ferguson
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.70

Manifesto in a Cup 
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.75

On Moderation in Social Networks

David Yee
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.76

A Few Rules, Some Platitudes, a Bit of Advice, and a Prayer for Producers of (Radical/Political/Meaningful) Theatre

Naomi Campbell
10.3138/ctr.150.80

Synthesis!
Michael Wheeler and Ravi Jain
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.84

There is No Revolution, Televised or Otherwise

Kristine Nutting
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.86

Manifesto for Confusion, Struggle, and Conflicted Feelings

Jacob Wren
10.3138/ctr.150.89

Why a Linguistic Minority Theatre is Essential: A Manifesto

Madeleine Blais-Dahlem
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.91

Theatre That is Not Just DEH-BIN-NOCK!

Waawaate Fobister
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.94

Theatre Production, Experiential Learning, and Research–Creation in the Academy: An Anti-manifesto of Sorts

Louis Patrick Leroux
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.97

Failure Points

Sarah Garton Stanley
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.100

To Hell with Manifestos

Daniel Brooks
DOI:10.3138/ctr.150.103

 

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