Glen Nichols

CATR is honoured to present Glen Nichols with a Distinguished Scholar Associateship. Well-known to the CATR community as a dedicated contributor to the Association and a past Board member, Glen Nichols has served as a professor of Drama, Theatre and English at l’Université de Moncton and at Mount Allison University, from which he retired in 2022. He has published extensively on Atlantic and Canadian drama, theatre translation, and theatre history. In particular, he is one of our leading scholars of Acadian theatre, a vibrant tradition still under-represented in scholarship. The publication of Angels & Anger: Five Acadian Plays (2003), all of the works in which were selected, edited and translated by Dr. Nichols, played a crucial role in making Acadian drama more accessible to Anglophone scholars and artists. More recently, Dr. Nichols has served as a co-editor of the ground-breaking anthology, Canadian Performance Documents and Debates: A Sourcebook (University of Alberta Press, 2022), which is set to transform the study of early Canadian theatre history. He has served on the editorial team for Theatre Research in Canada, and has contributed to the Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia. His career has offered a model of self-effacing and consistent service to Canadian theatre scholarship, and it is wonderful to honour him with a Distinguished Scholar Associateship in a year when CATR is meeting in his home region of the Atlantic.