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Welcome to

TheatreAgora, a joint venture between la Société québecoise d'études théâtrales (SQET) and the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR), is a hub for theatre scholarship and research of all kinds, and a venue for building connections between theatre scholars from across the country.

We hope you will return often to discover new ideas and new colleagues. We are welcoming applicants from either association to join our initiatives. If you are interested in helping to steer the future of TheatreAgora, please reach out to exists on University of Waterloo webspace. The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometres on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.

Upcoming Events Hosted by CATR & SQET Members:

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CATR 2022

RePlay, ReCollect, ReExist

May 27-28, June 6-7, June 12-14

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SQET: 2022

The Theatres of Collectivities

June 16-19

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Virtual Launch: Special Issue "Performance Training and Well-Being" (Theatre, Dance, and Performance Training Issue 13.2)

June 28, 4:00 - 6:00 pm Central European Summer Time (GMT+2),

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Call for Proposals: 2022-23 Programming

Host an online workshop, performance, or stand-alone conference on TheatreAgora, the virtual meeting place of CATR and SQET!

This virtual venue is available free-of-charge to CATR and SQET members. Benefits of hosting an event on TheatreAgora include:

-Bilingual cross-promotions to CATR and SQET members

-Technical and design support

-Resources for translation and accessibility 

-Connections with theatre scholars across the country

Please email TheatreAgora Curator, Jordana Cox with any questions, and a brief (1-2 paragraph) description with your idea, proposed date(s), and possible needs.  Submissions will be accepted on a rolling deadline, with priority given to those received by 15 August 2022.