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.


1 Response to “About us”

  1. September 12, 2009 at 12:20 am

    My name is Mike Landry, and I am the editor of the Canadian alt-art blogzine Things of Desire. I was hoping you would be interested in speaking with me on the phone about your coming performance during Visualeyez. It shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes. ToD is based in Halifax. You can check out the blogzine at Thanks!
    —Mike Landry
    SkypeID: smike.landry

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