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:
Beatriz Pizano and Trevor Schwellnus
d'bi. young anitafrika
Olivier Choinière and Meg Moran
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
Writing on the Wall
Steven Hill and Michele Valiquette
On the Force of Time
Yves Sioui Durand and Meg Moran
Alex Lazaridis Ferguson
Manifesto in a Cup
Michael Wheeler and Ravi Jain
Louis Patrick Leroux
Sarah Garton Stanley
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