Lecture-Conversation (The Circle)

Tarragon Lecture – The Circle

in the Extraspace

Professor Kathleen Gallagher (University of Toronto) and Anne Wessels will discuss images of youth in Canadian theatre. This lecture is free and RSVP is not required.

Kathleen Gallagher is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Theatre, Youth, and Research in Urban Schools at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gallagher’s books include, Why Theatre Matters: Urban Youth, Engagement, and a Pedagogy of the Real. (University of Toronto Press, 2014). The Theatre of Urban: Youth and Schooling in Dangerous Times (University of Toronto Press, 2007) Drama Education in the Lives of Girls: Imagining Possibilities (University of Toronto Press, 2000). Dr. Gallagher has published many articles on theatre, youth, pedagogy, methodology and gender and travels widely giving international addresses and workshops for practitioners. Her research continues to focus on questions of youth civic engagement and artistic practice, and the pedagogical and methodological possibilities of theatre.

Tarragon’s innovative youth programs are led by our outstanding Director of Education, Dr. Anne Wessels. Anne, a graduate of the Acting Section of the National Theatre School of Canada, completed her Ph.D. at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto in 2014. Anne’s doctoral research analysed performances of the suburb and the intersection of youth, pedagogy, drama and place. Anne has been instrumental in the development of our work with Toronto’s suburban youth.