Service

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE – EXTERNAL TO UNIVERSITY
[See below for internal university service]

Scholarly Memberships (cumulative)
American Society for Theatre Research
American Theatre and Drama Society
Association for Canadian Theatre Research / Association de la recherche théâtrale au Canada
Domitor (International Association of Early Cinema)
Performance Studies International
Theatre Library Association

ProfessionalCreative Memberships
Playwrights Guild of Canada (Full Member)
Writers Union of Canada (Full Member)

Other Graduate Appointments
Faculty Appointment, Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto
Associate Member, Department of Dance, York University

Editorial Appointments

1992-2001  Co-Editor, Theatre Research in Canada/ Recherches théâtrales au Canada, the journal of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research / Association Canadienne pour la Recherche Théâtrale.  Editor 1992-9 (on leave 1994-5), Executive Editor 2000-1.  See http://tricrtac.ca/en/

1985-8       Assistant Editor, The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre, edited by L. W. Conolly and Eugene Benson (published 1989). (See also Employment and Publications)

1985-8       Assistant Editor, Essays in Theatre, published by the Department of Drama, University of Guelph

Service as Officer for Academic Organizations and Research Projects

2016-17     Co-Treasurer, Past President, Canadian Association for Theatre Research/ Association canadienne de la recherche théâtrale, a member of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  See http://catracrt.ca/

2012-16     President, Canadian Association for Theatre Research/ Association canadienne de la recherche théâtrale, a member of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  See http://catracrt.ca/

2012-19     Executive Board, Curatorial Committee, Canadian Consortium for Performance and Politics in the Americas (2012-19).  See http://performanceandpolitics.org

2012-16     Executive Board, Records of Early English Drama.  See http://www.reed.utoronto.ca/

2009-12     Executive Board, Theatre Library Association.  Also 1998-2000.  See http://www.tla-online.org/

2007-16     Board of Directors, Poculi Ludique Societas/ Centre for Performance Study of Early Theatre

2002-16     Management Board, Theatre Research in Canada/ Recherches théâtrales au Canada

2004-7       Board of Directors, Society for Dance History Scholars

1997-8       Chair, Council of Ontario University and College Theatre Programs

1989-94     Executive Committee, International Federation for Theatre Research, including:  Executive meetings in Stockholm, Glasgow, Prague, Moscow; Plenary meetings (Canadian Representative), Stockholm, Prague, Moscow; IFTR liaison to The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre; review subcommittee for Theatre Research International

1987-9       Executive Committee, Association for Canadian Theatre Research/ Association de la recherche théâtrale au Canada

Conference Organization

2012-16     Program Committee, annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research, as President of the Association (University of Calgary, 2016; University of Ottawa, 2015; Brock University, 2014; University of Victoria, 2013; University of Waterloo/Wilfred Laurier University, 2012).

2014          Co-Organizer with Natalie Alvarez (Brock University), Beatriz Pizano and Trevor Schwellnus (Aluna Theatre, Toronto); Working Group, “Performance as Treaty; the (En)treaty of Gesture”; “exploring the complex ways in which gestures, in their migration from body to body, and witness to witness, are instantiations of the “treaty” in the Americas.”  Ten hours over five days during MANIFEST! Choreographing Social Movements in the Americas, the 2014 Montreal Encuentro, bi-annual Festival/Conference organized by the Hemispheric Institute.

2009-10     Program Committee, Performance Studies International, Toronto, 10-13 June 2010, co-sponsored by York University and the Ontario College of Art and Design, with participation from the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto

2009-10     Steering Committee, Chester 2010: an International Conference and Festival, including performances of the Chester Cycle of medieval dramas, co-sponsored by Centre for the Performance Study of Early Theatre and the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto, May 2010.

2008          Co-sponsor, organizing committee, Carnival, A People’s Art and Taking Back the Streets, jointly held at York University and the University of Toronto, 30 July – 3 August (with Christopher Innes, York University)

2008          Convener, Principal Organizer, Burnt Cork:  Traditions and Legacies of Blackface Performance, an interdisciplinary symposium.  Organized at the University of Toronto, Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, co-sponsored by the Drama Centre, the Cinema Studies Institute, the Centre for the Study of the United States, the Faculty of Music, the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, and the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office, and with support from the Jackman Humanities Institute and the Connaught Foundation, March

2002          Program Chair, Annual Conference, Association for Canadian Theatre Research/ Association de la recherche théâtrale au Canada, University of Toronto, May

1987          Program Chair, Annual Conference, Association for Canadian Theatre History/ Association histoire théâtrale au Canada, McMaster University (with R. W. Vince, McMaster University)

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ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS – INTERNAL

University Of Toronto (Post-2007)

For University, FAS, Tri-Campus, College and Cross-Disciplinary service:
2014-16     Member, Canadian Studies Program Advisory Committee
2012-15     Member, University College Council
2008-16     Chair, Tri-Campus Drama Council
2007-16     Member:  PDAD&C; CPAD; Humanities Chairs Committee; EDU A/B Committee
2014          Member, Director Search Committee, Centre for Cinema Studies
2011          Teaching Evaluation Committee, Promotion Review for Charlie Keil, Department of History and Cinema Studies Institute (with Anne Lancashire)
2010          Search Committee, Chair of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga
2009-10     Tenure Committee, Comparative Literature / University College (for Antje Budde)
2009-10     Search Committee, Faculty Position in Theatre Studies, Department of Humanities, University of Toronto at Scarborough
2009-10     Search Committee, Faculty Position in Contemporary Drama, Department of English and Drama, University of Toronto at Mississauga
2009          Search Committee (Vice-Dean Academic), School of Graduate Studies
2007-8       Tri-Campus Drama Task Force, to review relationships between all university Drama programs

For Graduate Centre for Study of Drama/Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies:

2019-20
Member, Tenure Review Committee, CDTPS, for Xing Fan
Member, Tenure Review Committee, CDTPS/UTM, for Jacob Gallagher-Ross

2017-8
Member, 3 Year Review Committee, CDTPS, for Xing Fan

2016-7
Member, Tenure Review Committee, UTSC, for Barry Freeman
Chair, Search Committee, Business Officer for CDTPS; resulted in hire of part-time replacement until a new Director was appointed (July 2016)

2015-16
Chair, Search Committee, Faculty Appointment in Theatre History, CDTPS; successfully completed hire of Dr VK Preston (Stanford)
Graduate Chair, Search Committee, UTM Faculty Appointment in 20th Century Theatre and Performance, with Graduate Appointment in CDTPS; successfully completed hire of Dr Jacob Gallagher-Ross (CUNY)
Chair, Search Committee, CLTA Position in Indigenous Theatre and Performance, jointly among the Transitional Year Program, the Aboriginal Studies Program, and CDTPS; successfully completed hire of Jill Carter (UofT).
Chair, Curriculum Review Committee, CDTPS; successfully completed full renewal of curriculum for all undergraduate and graduate programs.
Member, Tenure Review Committee, UTSC, for Barry Freeman
Chair, Tenure Review Committee, Nikki Cesare Schotzko (replaced John Astington after return from administrative leave)

2013-14
Chair, Hiring Committee, New Faculty Hire in Asian Theatre and Performance; successfully completed hire of Dr Xing Fan (UHawaii)
Chair, Staff Search, Communications Coordinator and Assistant to the Director

2007-16     Director; as director, responsible for the following committees:
Producer/Artistic Director, Performance Season, Robert Gill/Studio Theatres
Chair, Academic Committee, Advisory Committee, Qualifying Exam Committee, Theatres Committee; Funding Coordinator (from 2001).

For University of Toronto at Mississauga:
2007-2016 Seconded to St George Campus as Director, DCTPS

2005-7
Associate Chair, Department of English and Drama
Executive Producer, Theatre Erindale
Director, Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies Programs

2006-7       Dean’s Advisory Committee

2003-4       Search Committee, Two Faculty Positions for Department of English and Drama

2001-2       Search Committee, Joint Faculty Position in Theatre/Drama Studies and Classics

2000-1
Planning Committees, UTM Communication, Culture and Information Technology Program, including Performance, Theatre and Media Studies Specialist Program, and preparation of plans for Multi-media Studio Theatre opened in 2004
Chair, Search Committee, UTM Theatre Erindale Production Manager
Steering Committee, UTM Master Plan

1999-2001  Executive Producer, Theatre Erindale

1999-2000  Discipline Representative, Theatre and Drama

1999-2001  Principal’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Excellence

 

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