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  • posted an update in the group Performance Studies:

    Call for Proposals for Scenography Working Group

    Call For Participants

    In Re-Assembling the Social, Bruno Latour explains that puppeteers “will rarely behave as having total control over their puppets. They will say queer things like ‘their marionettes suggest them to do things they will have never thought possible by themselves.’ When a force…[Read more]

  • posted an update in the group Scenography:

    Call For Participants

    In Re-Assembling the Social, Bruno Latour explains that puppeteers “will rarely behave as having total control over their puppets. They will say queer things like ‘their marionettes suggest them to do things they will have never thought possible by themselves.’ When a force manipulates another, it does not mean that it is a…[Read more]

  • posted an update in the group Scenography:

    The Canadian Association for Theatre Research is hosting its annual conference 29 May – 1 June 2018 in Kingston, Ontario. This year’s theme is “Fieldwork: Excavations and Exchanges in Drama, Dance, Theatre, and Performance Studies.”

    The deadline for submitting proposals to working groups and seminars is January 15.

    Conference

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About

Jacqueline is a recent Ph.D. graduate from the University of Toronto, Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies.  Her dissertation entitled “Acting Out(side) the Multicultural Script in Ethno-cultural Festivals” documents and analyses performances at three of Toronto’s popular ethnocultural festivals, which include the Toronto International Festival Caravan, Toronto Caribbean Carnival, and Krinos Taste of the Danforth. In addition, she produces carnival costumes with TruDynasty Carnival Inc. and Saldenah Carnival mas camps.

Education

Ph.D., Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies 2006 – September 2016

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Dissertation: “Acting Out(side) the Multicultural Script in Toronto’s Ethno-Cultural Festivals”

  • Examines the intersections between performances in Toronto’s ethno-cultural festivals and Canada’s official multicultural policy


 M.A. Drama  2005 – 2006                                       

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON    

B.A. Honours Drama 1999 – 2003

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Shakespeare Intensive Certificate 08/2001

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, UK

Other Publications

“Scotiabank Caribbean ‘Kiddies’ Carnival’: Children and Nationalism(s) in Toronto’s Caribbean-Canadian Community.” Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance. Eds. Victoria Petterson Lantz and Angela Sweigart-Gallagher. New York: Routledge, 2014. Print.

“Making Mas: TruDynasty Carnival Takes Josephine Baker to the Caribbean Carnival.” Canadian Theatre Review 152 (Fall 2012): 19-24. Print.

“Playing (with) Gestic Dolls in Mabou Mines DollHouse.” Special Ibsen Issue in Canadian Review of Comparative Literature. 38.2 (June 2011): 268-82. Print.

Budde, Antje and Jacqueline Taucar. “China Doll: A Conversation with Marjorie Chan.” Special Ibsen Issue in Canadian Review of Comparative Literature. 38.2 (June 2011): 201-13. Print.

“(Per)Forming Ourselves and Others in Toronto’s Multicultural Caravan Festival”. Canadian Theatre Review 140 (Fall 2009): 52-6. Print.

Projects

Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival the First 50 Years: Archiving for the Future

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“The Tension of Biblical Eve’s Bacchanal at Toronto Caribbean Carnival: ‘Miss Behave’ in the ‘Garden of Eden’ (Mas).” Interweaving Cultures: Theory and Practice. School of Performing Arts. University of Malta. March 2017.

“The Recipe as Script/Cooking as Performance: Enacting ‘Caribbean-ness’ through Trinidadian Corn Soup at Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival.” Congress of the Humanities. Canadian Association of Theatre Research. University of Calgary. June 2016.

“(Un)Discover Me: Critiquing the Discourses of ‘Discovery’ through Bodily Presence/Absence at Festival Caravan’s First Nations’ Pavilion ‘Kanata.’” Congress of the Humanities. Canadian Association of Theatre Research. University of Ottawa. May 2015.

“‘Excuse me, but is a Canadian identity stuck in my teeth?’: Consuming the nation in BeaverTails, Moose Droppings and Poutine.” Congress of the Humanities. Canadian Association of  Theatre Research. University of Ottawa. May 2015.

“The Role of Children in Carnival: Children should be seen and not heard (or written about)?” Congress of the Humanities. Canadian Association of Theatre Research. Brock University. May 2014.

“‘Miss Behave’ in TruDynasty Carnival’s 2012 ‘Garden of Eden’ Mas: Biblical Eve goes Bacchanal at Caribbean Carnival.” Congress of the Humanities. Canadian Association of Theatre Research. University of Victoria. June 2013.

“Choreographing Dissent at Toronto’s ‘The Taste of the Danforth Festival.’” American Comparative Literature Association. University of Toronto. April 2013.

“(Dis)Locating Difference on the Grid of the City of Toronto: A Dramaturgy of Caravan Festival Space.” Congress of the Humanities. Canadian Association of Theatre Research. Wilfred Laurier University and University of Waterloo. May/June 2012.

“(Dis)Locating Difference on the Grid of the City of Toronto: A Dramaturgy of Caribbean Carnival Festival Space.” Psi#18. University of Leeds. June/July 2012.

“A Taste of the Danforth: Consuming Food, Nation, and Identity in Toronto’s GreekTown.” Congress of the Humanities. Canadian Association of Theatre Research. Carleton University. May 2009.

“Reinscribing Multiculturalism: Toronto International Festival Caravan.” Congress of the Humanities. Canadian Association of Theatre Research. University of British Columbia. May 2008

“Becoming Butterfly: Japan’s First Actress, Sada Yacco, as Orientalist Fantasy.”   Feminist Research Group Conference. University of Windsor. May 2008.

“Playing (with) Gestic Dolls in Mabou Mines DollHouse.” Festival Of Original Theatre. University of Toronto, February 2008.

“Read These Lips: Karen Hines’s Pochsy.” Feminist Research Group Conference. University of Windsor. May 2007.

“Navigating the Streams of Thought: Interculturalism in Newspaper Criticism of Robert Lepage’s Seven  Streams of the River Ota.” Festival Of Original Theatre. University of Toronto, February 2007.

Memberships

Canadian Association of Theatre Research (CATR)

Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA)

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