The 2017 Festival of Original Theatre: Sounding the Inner of Performance

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The 2017 Festival of Original Theatre: Sounding the Inner of Performance
February 2-5, 2017
The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (University of Toronto)

You’re invited to attend four dynamic and chock-full days of sonic celebration and inquiry at the 2017 Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT)! FOOT is both an annual academic conference and performance festival that brings together scholars and artists alike for cross-disciplinary exploration and exchange. This year FOOT celebrates both its 25th anniversary as a festival, and the 50th anniversary of the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (CDTPS).

This year’s theme — Sounding The Inner Ear of Performance — offers an interdisciplinary investigation into the history and evolution of sound and aural experience in theatrical and performative cultures. Festival events will include lecture ­presentations, panel discussions, audio essays, ‘collage concerts’, interactive installations, a blindfolded walking tour and mask workshop.

We invite all theatre enthusiasts, artists, educators, students and scholars to join us for a fascinating and diverse exploration of sound in performance. To view the full program, visit our website at foot2017.wordpress.com.

Admission to all FOOT events is free!

Events will take place at the Robert Gill Theatre, 3rd floor, 214 College Street (St. George St. entrance);
The Luella Massey Studio Theatre, 4 Glen Morris St.;
and the Leonard Common Room (LCR), Morrison Hall (100B), 75 St George St

Festival registration is now open! https://foot2017.wordpress.com/registration/

Sign up early as places for the blindfolded walk and mask workshop are limited.


FOOT 2017 is sponsored by The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies and its graduate students union, with the generous support of University College, the Cinema Studies Institute, the Department of English, the Centre for Comparative Literature, the Graduate Student’s Union, and the Hart House Good Ideas Initiative.

For more information: foot.graddrama@utoronto.ca or 416-978-7987