CATR Awards / Les bourses de l'ACRT

The CATR/ACRT conference awards were established in 2010 to support travel expenses for emerging scholars, theatre practitioners, and independent or underemployed scholars presenting at the CATR/ACRT annual meeting.

There are four awards, valued at $500 each:

  • Theatre Practice
  • Outstanding submission for an open or curated panel
  • Outstanding submission for a seminar, roundtable, praxis session, or other format
  • First-time CATR/ACTR participants

2017 Call for Applicants


Les bourses du colloque de l’ACRT ont été instituées en 2010 pour couvrir les frais de transport des jeunes chercheurs, praticiens et chercheurs indépendants ou sous-employés qui viennent présenter leurs travaux au colloque.

Quatre bourses de 500 $ chacune sont offertes :

  • Pratique théâtrale
  • Proposition exceptionnelle pour une séance thématique ou libre
  • Proposition exceptionnelle pour un séminaire, une table ronde, un atelier de praxis ou autre
  • Première participation au colloque de l’ACRT

Appel de candidatures 2017


Past Winners

2016 Winners:

Theatre Practice

Natalia Esling, "Testing Perceptual Experience in Sensory-Focused Performance: A Practice-Based Research Design"

Natalia Esling conducted an innovative Practice-Based Research project, involving five professional actors, seventy-four volunteer audience members, and a series of one-on-one performance experiences. Within a sophisticated methodological frame, Esling collected information about the impact of sensory elements on audience members’ experiences. The project’s analysis represents an exciting contribution to knowledge about spectatorship.

Natalia Esling a mené un projet de recherche appliquée novateur auquel ont participé cinq comédiens professionnels et soixante-quatorze spectateurs volontaires pour donner lieu à une série d’expériences scéniques à un participant. Dans un cadre méthodologique sophistiqué, Esling a documenté l’effet des éléments sensoriels sur l’expérience des spectateurs. L’analyse du projet constitue une contribution captivante à la connaissance sur le spectateur.

Outstanding submission for an open or curated panel

Brian Batchelor, "Looking for New Connections: Performance, Community and Neoliberal Ties between Canada and Chiapas"

Evocative and compelling, this paper closely examines a controversial 2009 visit from a Canadian delegation to Chiapas, Mexico. Brian Batchelor considers not only a theatrical production that showcased the impacts of neoliberalism, but also the performative elements of state officials and political protests. With exhaustive detail and sweeping research, Batchelor provides a comprehensive perspective on a complex situation.

Évocatrice et convaincante, cette présentation a examiné avec précision la visite controversée d’une délégation canadienne au Chiapas, au Mexique, en 2009. Brian Batchelor s’est penché non seulement sur une production théâtrale présentant les effets du néolibéralisme, mais aussi sur les éléments performatifs incarnés par les représentants gouvernementaux et les contestataires politiques. Détails exhaustifs et recherche d’envergure à l’appui, Batchelor a offert une perspective substantielle sur une situation complexe.

Outstanding submission for a seminar, roundtable, praxis session, or other format 

Heather Fitzsimmons Frey, "Fin-like Flapping as Ordinary Stage Gesture: Encountering Florence Bell’s Advice"

Heather Fitzsimmons Frey compiled a series of Florence Bell’s exercises for young thespians. The submission materials feature historic images and notes, coupled with Fitzsimmons Frey’s thoughtful reflections about embodied practice, authenticity, and possibility. The materials offer clear potential for workshop activities that will delightfully illuminate types of knowledge not usually considered by traditional archival methods.

Heather Fitzsimmons Frey a compilé une série d’exercices de Florence Bell destinés aux jeunes comédiens. Les documents fournis offraient des images et des notes historiques, jumelées aux réflexions muries de Fitzsimmons Frey sur la pratique corporelle, l’authenticité et les possibles. Le matériel laisse présager des ateliers qui pourraient superbement éclairer un genre de connaissance qui n’est habituellement pas considéré par les méthodes archivistiques traditionnelles.

First-time CATR/ACTR participants

Melanie Wilmink, "Doorways to an Urban Mirage: Examining Public Encounters with Mobilized Cinema Spaces"

Melanie Wilmink examines two of her previous film projects: Urbanity on Film (Calgary) and the Situated Cinema Project (Toronto). With honest insights, this well-structured paper deftly theorizes the relationship between spectators, art, and community. 
Wilmink’s interdisciplinary approach brings new perspectives to scholarly investigations about performance in public space.

Melanie Wilmink s’est penchée sur deux de ses projets cinématographiques antérieurs : Urbanity on Film (Calgary) et Situated Cinema Project (Toronto). Soutenue avec honnêteté par ses connaissances, sa communication bien structurée échafaude une théorie habile des relations entre les spectateurs, l’art et la collectivité. L’approche interdisciplinaire de Wilmink ouvre de nouvelles perspectives aux recherches universitaires sur la performance dans les lieux publics.

2015

Intercultural Award:  Kimberley McLeod, “Knowing Ways in the Digital Age: Indigenous Knowledge from Idle No More to The Unplugging”

International Award:  Kirsten Sadeghi-Yekta, “Internationalized Applied Theatre: “Good” Intentions with “Harmful” Outcomes”

Theatre Practice Award:  Jess Riley, “Interrogative Feedback and the Myth of Neutral Dramaturgy”

Theatre and Performance in French Award:  Jennifer Spiegel, “The value of social circus: creative process, embodied critique, and the limits of ‘capital’”

2014

Intercultural Award: Matt Jones,  “‘Murderers, Scumbags’ and Victims: Representing Non-Westerners in Theatre of the War on Terror”

International Award: Benjamin Gillespie, “Virtuosic Labouring: Queer Embodiment and Administrative Violence at the Canadian/U.S. Border”

Theatre Practice Award: Ashley McAskill, “Reconfiguring the ‘Disabled’ Artist: Tender Mediations in Portraits, a Theatre Terrific Fringe Production”

Theatre and performance in French Award: Michelle MacArthur, “Historiographing a Feminist Utopia: Collective Creation, History, and Feminist Theatre in Canada.”

 

2013

Intercultural Award: Nikki Shaffeeulah, "Staging Diversity and Embodied Decolonization: An introduction to the history, theoretical foundation, and trajectory of a community-based anti-racist feminist theatre project,"

International Award: Mary Isbell, "'Maintaining the Dignity of the Stage’ at Sea: Culture Wars aboard the USS Macedonian"

Theatre Practice Award: Natalie Doonan, A research document reflecting on her practice at le/the Sensorium

Theatre in and performance French Award: Joanna Mansbridge "A ‘Messy’ History of Burlesque in Montreal"

2012

Intercultural Award: Majdi Bou-Matar, Rahul Varma, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard.

International Award: Kimberly Richards

Theatre Practice Award: Helene Vosters

Theatre and Performance in French: Michelle MacArthur

2011

Mia Perry