About Bruce Barton
BiographyBruce Barton is a creator/scholar who teaches playmaking, dramaturgy, and intermedial performance at the University of Toronto. He has published in numerous scholarly and practical periodicals, including TDR, Theatre Journal, Theatre Topics, Performance Research, Canadian Theatre Review, University of Toronto Quarterly, and Theatre Research in Canada, as well as several Canadian and international essay collections. His book publications include Developing Nation: New Play Creation in English-Speaking Canada (2009), Collective Creation, Collaboration and Devising (2008), and Reluctant Texts from Exuberant Performance: Canadian Devised Theatre (2008). He is the co-editor of the recent issues of Canadian Theatre Review on theatrical devising and memory. Current research includes a SSHRC-funded study on dramaturgies of the body in physically-based devised theatre and intermedial performance. Bruce is also an award-winning playmaker. His stage and radio plays have been produced across Canada, nominated for provincial and national awards, and anthologized. He also works extensively as a dramaturge and director with physically-based, devising, and intermedial performance companies such as Number Eleven, Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, Zuppa Theatre, Theatre Gargantua, bluemouth, inc. and his own interdisciplinary company, Vertical City.
AffiliationDirector, dramaturg, playwright, and scholar, Associate Professor, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto