Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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Lib Spry

PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies

Supervisor: Clarke Mackey

Email: lib.spry@queensu.ca

My work is centred around the relationship between moving, making and meaning in the creation of plays and public interventions. It is part of a growing body of knowledge using art as a basis for research in the Social Sciences and Humanities. I am a theatre director, writer, teacher, performer and translator, specializing in non-traditional theatre forms:  popular theatre, site-specific theatre, theatre for young audiences, clown, mask and movement. I have also taught at the University of Ottawa, Concordia, McGill and Queens since the 1980s as a part-time professor and artist-in-residence. I am a collaborator on two SSHRCC projects: ACT: Ageing, Communication, Technology (Kim Sawchuk, Concordia University) and Art for Social Change: A Research Partnership in Teaching, Evaluation and Capacity-Building (Rachael Van Fossen, Concordia University). I have an MFA from Goddard College in Creative Writing and had my mind blown and my vision of theatre altered while studying with master clown teacher Philippe Gaulier.