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Claire Borody

Claire Borody Title: Associate Professor
Phone: 204.786.9385
Office: 3T05
Building: Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
Email: c.borody@uwinnipeg.ca


Dr. Claire Borody is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg. She holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Toronto, an M.Ed. in Pedagogical Theory with a Specialization in Theatre, and a B.A. in English, Art History and Theatre from the University of Manitoba.

Claire teaches acting and theory courses and has developed a senior level course in performance creation (devised theatre). Her research interests include 20-21st century acting and performance theory, devised and collectively conceived performance work and its documentation, inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural performance, contemporary Canadian theatre and creative spectatorship. She has published articles and reviews in Canadian Theatre Review, Canadian Literature, The University of Toronto Quarterly and Prairie Fire. Most recently, she published a book chapter on Primus Theatre in West-words: Celebrating Western Canadian Theatre and Playwriting.

She is the former Artistic Director of Avera Theatre, a devised theatre company, that she founded in 2003, and has worked extensively with the devised theatre companies out-of-line theatre and theatre fix since 2003. She is actively involved in the theatre community as a director, production dramaturg, and creative consultant, and works extensively on independent experimental theatre and dance projects. She continues to advance her practice though ongoing training. In 2005, she was accepted into the International School for Theatre Anthropology (ISTA) in Wroclaw (Poland). In 2011, she studied Noguchi Taiso and Butoh technique in Aomori City and Tokyo (Japan).

She has been an active member of in the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) since 1998 and has served as Prairie representative and as the Association's secretary. She is a founding member of the Theatre Practice Committee (2002) that is responsible for programming the workshop/demonstration component at annual CATR conferences.

In 2009, Claire co-founded the e-journal Canadian Journal for Practice-based Research in Theatre (CJPRT) with colleague Per Brask which she now co-edits with Dr. Monica Prendergast at the University of Victoria. http://cjprt.uwinnipeg.ca