Especially necessary in a historical moment in which many theatre companies have been forced to move their work online, Digital Performance in Canada illuminates the influence and ubiquity of digital technology on performance practices in Canada. This collection of essays explores how digital technology forces us to reimagine our relationships to performance. Looking at the three categories of space, bodies, and relationships, this collection includes contributors Bruce Barton, Beth Kates, Chris Eaket, Alan Filewod, Peter Kuling, Pirkko Markula, Kim McLeod, Jennifer Nikolai, Xavia Publius, and Andrea Roberts.
About the author
David Owen holds a Ph.D. in Performance and Theatre Studies from York University, and an M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Calgary, and an M.A. in Dramatic Theory and Criticism from the University of Alberta. He is an award-winning scholar, a theatre director, and a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. His current research focuses on the intersection of performance, game structures, and digital technology. He has written on a range of related topics such as LARP, burlesque, roller derby, and ideology embedded within planned communities. His book Player and Avatar: The Affective Potential of Videogames was published in 2017. He resides in Edmonton, Alberta.