Marlis Schweitzer is Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at York University. She is the author of When Broadway Was the Runway: Theater, Fashion and American Culture (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009) and Transatlantic Broadway: The Infrastructural Politics of Global Performance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and co-editor (with Joanne Zerdy) of Performing Objects and Theatrical Things (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and (with Marina Moskowitz) Testimonial Advertising in the American Marketplace: Emulation, Identity, Community (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). Between 2013-16, she was General Editor of Theatre Research in Canada/ Recherches théâtrales au Canada. She served as President of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research between 2016 – 2018.
Adam Corrigan Holowitz works as a dramaturg, director and playwright. Adam is the Founding Artistic Director of AlvegoRoot Theatre Company, which celebrates its 10th Season in 2018. AlvegoRoot develops and produces new work by Southwestern Ontario playwrights. Works he has directed for AlvegoRoot include: Sixty-Seven (playwright), Dominion Day, The Cheese Poet (playwright),The Big Lad, The Angel of Long Point (playwright), Running Rude, Press Cuttings, Colleening (creator), Endgame, Beard, Macbeth, Uncle Vanya and Waiting for Godot. He wrote and performed his solo play Manor Park. Adam played Kenneth in James Reaney’s The Easter Egg. Recently Adam directed the opera theatre double bill of Menotti’s The Telephone and Shaw’s Village Wooing for Village Opera. Adam studied dramaturgy at York University and studied acting at Fanshawe College. He is an associate artist with Troubadour Theatre Collective. Adam also works as an arts journalist, he frequently writes on theatre for several publications including stratfordfestivalreviews.com.