Q2Q: A Symposium on Queer Theatre & Performance in Canada

July 20-24, 2016
SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings St, Vancouver

The symposium brought together scholars of queer Canadian theatre and artists, producers, curators and administrators who contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of LGBT2Q live arts scenes and cultures across the country. Combining roundtable discussions, networking events, and an evening reading series of new plays – the frank’s long-running Clean Sheets series – Q2Q seeks to ask what a comparative analysis of contemporary queer performance practices can tell us about current trends and future directions, as well as the importance of documenting the larger historical narrative of Canadian queer theatrical production and reception. Addressing questions of diversity, economics, form and aesthetics, symposium participants generated new ways of understanding how queer theatre and performance have contributed to the political and social development of LGBT2Q communities in Canada.

Q2Q also included the 7th iteration of our Clean Sheets reading series, Clean Sheets 2016: Intersections!

Q2Q was made possible by the generous support of our partners and funders:
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Canada Council for the Arts
Hamber Foundation
City of Vancouver
Simon Fraser University (School for the Contemporary Arts; Department of English; Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Institute for Performance Studies; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology; Office of the Vice-President Academic).