Queer Performance: Women and Trans ArtistsCTR 149, Winter 2012Edited by Moynan King CTR 149 includes performance texts by Jess Dobkin and Ivan Coyote along with critical essays and interviews of artists such as Trey Anthony, Nathalie Claude, Mariko Tamaki and Tristan Whiston, to name a few.  These artists have led the way in Canadian performance innovation with multidisciplinary and theatrical experimentation while drawing, in many cases, substantial audiences and dedicated fans. This issue will show that queer performance almost always draws artists from other disciplines—including film, dance, music, new media, design, and the visual arts. The assembled articles are just a few pieces in the massive puzzle of queer Canadian performance.

The issue includes:

Getting Kinky Inside and Outside: A Conversation with Trey Anthony
Superstar playwright and actress Trey Anthony opens up to SPY DE´NOMME´ WELCH about representation and identity in Canadian theatre, and shares her insights into the spiritual impact of storytelling.

A Sadly Overlooked Lesbian Gem: Hope Thompson’s Green
SKY GILBERT offers a loving and impressionistic journey through Hope Thompson’s Green and explores her stylistic quirks and radical uses of camp.

Funny Girl: An Interview with Mariko Tamaki
Award winning writer and playwright Mariko Tamaki sits down to talk to ABI SLONE about her career as a writer, what it’s like to be on stage, and how queer subject matter just won’t go away.

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