Kimberley McLeod and Cortney Lohnes are both pursuing their MA in Dramatic Theory and Criticism at the University of Alberta. Kimberley is currently working on her thesis “Adaptation and (Re)politicization: A Study of Heiner Müller in Cross-Cultural Performance.” She is also an active dramaturg and is currently working on a production of Bashir Lazhar by Evelyne de la Chenelière, which will be touring Germany. This past summer she was lucky enough to direct the Canadian premiere of Roland Schimmelpfennig’s For a Better World in Kingston, Ontario. Cortney’s thesis explores the connection between YouTube, performance, and new media scholarship- focusing on the body as the site for meaning-making. The internet and contemporary modes of perception figure heavily in her research and in performance her research includes the ongoing inter-media experiment titled Drag Queens 2.0, which takes on figures like Ann Coulter and Oprah, using found footage and sound-bytes to explore the performed, mediatized dragging of these influential and controversial women.
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- IdeaAssassins @ Visualeyez 2009
- Ngen Celebrity Vlogs: The Virtual and Virginal Performances of the Disney Triumvirate on YouTube
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- IdeaAssassins Project # 3-64 theory/theatre: an introduction
- human rights 1
- human rights 2
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- IdeaAssassins. On Stage.
- Futurist Dramaturgy and Performance Abstract
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