Barry Freeman

Barry Freeman is an Associate Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough as well as the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Barry is Associate Editor of Canadian Theatre Review, and recently edited issues on the subjects of ‘Alternative Globalizations’, ‘Performing Politicians’, with an upcoming issue on ‘(Post-) Reality’. His 2017 book Staging Strangers: Theatre and Global Ethics was McGill-Queen’s University Press, looks at ethical philosophy and the sociology of globalization to offer a new critique of contemporary theatre in Canada. It is some of that work we will be talking about today. Listeners might also be interested in our discussion of the newly launched “Pledge Project,” a website that identifies hundreds of Canadian plays written by women.