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Performing Arts History & Criticism

Theatre Passe Muraille

A Collective History

edited by Martin Julien & Samantha Serles

with Rae Johnson

Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2019
History & Criticism, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2019
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In celebration of its fiftieth year of producing and providing space for new and diverse Canadian theatre, this book gathers touching tributes, funny anecdotes, fascinating photos, memorable reviews, and treasured memories of success and failure within and beyond the walls of Theatre Passe Muraille. Artists, creative teams, and theatre associates from throughout the theatre’s history have something juicy to share.

About the authors

Martin Julien is an actor, singer, writer, and educator with over three decades of experience in Canadian theatre. He made his stage debut at the age of ten for the Factory Theatre Lab in Toronto, and has been nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards as best performer. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate completing his dissertation on acting methodologies at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, where he held a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. His work has been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Routledge, TDR, Stanislavski Studies, Intermission, and Canadian Theatre Review.

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Samantha Serles is a writer and editor based in Toronto. She worked at Theatre Passe Muraille from 2010–2014 as a dramaturge and holds an M.F.A. in theatre from York University and a graduate certificate in professional writing and communications from Humber College.

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Rae Johnson is an artist who began teaching drawing and painting at OCAD in 1988. She has lectured about her work across Canada in universities and art centres. In the early 1980s, Rae formed the collective ChromaZone with fellow artists Oliver Girling, Andy Fabo, Brian Burnett, Sybil Goldstein, Tony Wilson, HP Marti, and, later, Tim Jocelyn.

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Editorial Reviews

“Theatre Passe Muraille has become the most totally eclectic theatre in town, offering a home to every kind of work imaginable… it makes for an explosion of joy like nowhere else.” —Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star