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LITTLE, Edward (Core Member - Theatre)

 

​Professor, Department of Theatre, Concordia University

Dr. Edward (Ted) Little is an educator, essayist, writer, and theatre maker. He holds a BFA in Theatre (acting and directing) from the University of Victoria, an MA in Canadian Drama from the University of Guelph, and a Ph.D. in community engaged theatre and dramatic theory from the University of Toronto. He has directed and served as consultant on numerous large and small-scale theatre projects across Canada, and since 2000, he has been Associate Artistic Director at Teesri Duniya Theatre--an innovative, Montreal-based company dedicated to the creation and production of socially and politically relevant theatre based on the cultural experiences of diverse communities.

Current project

The Neighborhood Theatre (TNT)
TNT contributes to a culture of hope through the creation of multiple, sustainable, and mutually beneficial arts-based relationships involving residents of Montreal neighbourhoods, professional theatre artists, university teachers and students interested in oral history, new media, and performance.The Company spends time in neighbourhoods; interacts with residents; conducts video and audio interviews with those interested; researchs and documents neighbourhood history; composes photography and videography; creates short 3-4 minute (digital story) videos in collaboration with interviewees; maintains an interactive TNT website for photography, interviews, poems, writing, and digital stories; creates and performs small-scale theatrical episodes in local venues.

Publications, presentations, and other outcomes

Little, Edward. “When you’re up to your ass in alligators.” In Defense of Theatre: Aesthetic Practices and Social Interventions. Barry Freeman and Kathleen Gallagher, Eds. Toronto: UTP (February 2016). 49-64.

Remounted Production: Little, Edward. Associate Artistic Director, Teesri Duniya Theatre. State of Denial. Montreal: Segal Centre for the Performing Arts. Oct 8 – 25, 2015.

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