Vol. 21 No. 1 Spring/ Printemps 2000


LOUISE FORSYTH holds a BA from the University of Saskatchewan, and an MA and PhD from the University of Western Ontario. She currently holds the rank of Professor at the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, and is an Associate Member in the Departments of Drama and Languages and Linguistics. She is a former President of the Association of Canadian Theatre History and has been the Secretary of the Association for Canadian Theatre Research during 1996-97. She is the Past President of HSSFC. Her areas of research specialization are theatre history in francophone Canada, feminist theatre in francophone Canada, literature of France and Québec, women writers of Québec, feminist theory in France, Canada, and the USA. She has taught and published in these areas.

JESSICA GARDINER is currently in her sixth year of PhD studies at the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation, a cultural study, explores theatre as a social practice in Toronto during the 1890s. In addition, she is a graduate of Britain's Guildford School of Dance and Drama and continues to perform and work as an actor and director. She has written reviews for both Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada and Canadian Literature.

DAVID GARDNER is an Honorary Member of the Association for Canadian Research, and an award-winning professional actor and director for over 50 years. He obtained his doctorate in Canadian Theatre history from the University of Toronto in 1983, and has taught at the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama and University College (U of T), York University, the National Theatre School, and George Brown College.

SHERRILL GRACE is Professor and Head of English at the University of British Columbia. She has published widely on twentieth-century literature and the arts, with books on Malcolm Lowry, Margaret Atwood, Expressionism, and the Canadian North. Her most recent books are Canada and the Idea of North, Staging the North, co-edited with Eve D'Aeth and Lisa Chalykoff, and a monograph called Inventing Tom Thomson. She is currently editing a new edition of Mina Benson Hubbard's A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador and co-editing Canada On Stage: International Perspectives on Contemporary Theatre with Albert-Reiner Glaap, and is conducting research for a book on Sharon Pollock.

JOHN A. HAWKINS teaches theatre history in the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

ANDREW HOUSTON is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Regina.

ROSEMARY HUNT (BA. Honours in English, B. Ed) has taught improvisation to children and teenagers for more than 30 years, as well as acting in and directing plays for amateur and professional theatre in Canada, England, and Australia.

ERIN HURLEY is Assistant Professor of English and Theatre at the University of British Columbia. She specializes in Québécois and post-colonial performance and has published in Theatre Journal, TRIC, and CTR.

SHELLEY NEWMAN is a Killam/SSHRCC doctoral candidate at the University of British Columbia whose dissertation will focus on psychoanalytic writing as a literary genre. Her work has appeared previously in Willa Cather's Southern Connections, from the University Press of Virginia, 2000.

PATRICK B. O'NEILL is Professor of Speech and Drama at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. He has written on various aspects of Canadian theatre history, and he is currently researching a book on the history of theatre in Halifax.

MALCOLM PAGE retired in August 2000 after 34 years as a professor of English at Simon Fraser University. A co-founder of ACTR, he has published widely on modern Canadian and British theatre.

SHELLEY SCOTT is an Assistant Professor (term) in the Division of Theatre and Dramatic Arts at the University of Lethbridge. She directed a student production of Maggie and Pierre in the spring of 2000. In September of 1999, she delivered a paper to the British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) Literature Group in Leeds, which dealt with three Canadian plays, including The Darling Family.

CHES SKINNER is Professor of Drama and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Lethbridge where he has taught theatre history, directed over 30 plays, and published on Canadian Theatre. His Alberta performance calender can be found at http://home.uleth.ca/sfa-apc/

ANN WILSON teaches drama in the School of Literatures and Performance Studies at the University of Guelph.