A companion anthology to Q2Q: Queer Canadian Theatre and Performance, the work contained in this volume provides a snapshot of Canadian contemporary queer performance practices—from solo performance to political allegory to family melodrama to intersectional narratives that combine text, movement, and music.
Peter Dickinson is a professor at Simon Fraser University, where he holds a joint appointment in the School for the Contemporary Arts and the Department of English. He is also Director of SFU’s Institute for Performance Studies and Associate Member of the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. Peter has published extensively on queer Canadian theatre and performance and his produced plays include The Objecthood of Chairs and Long Division.
C.E. Gatchalian is a queer Filipino-Canadian author and theatre-maker born, raised and based on unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver). A graduate of the the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing program, he is a two-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award whose plays have been produced locally, nationally and internationally. Double Melancholy is his first non-fiction book.
Kathleen Oliver’s first play, Swollen Tongues, won the 1997 National Playwriting Competition and has been produced across Canada, in London, and (in a French translation) in Paris. Her other plays include Carol’s Christmas and The Family Way, which were both produced in Vancouver. Kathleen teaches English at Langara College in Vancouver and is a regular contributor to The Georgia Straight, where she has been writing about theatre for nearly twenty years. She lives in Vancouver with her partner and son.
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