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Dr. Bill Kerr

Associate Professor
Office: 467 University College
Phone: (204) 474-8819
Email: William.Kerr@umanitoba.ca

Education: PhD (University of Alberta), MA (University of Alberta), BA (University of Saskatchewan)


Recent Courses:

  • Irish Drama
  • Political Theatre
  • Advanced Directing
  • Text and Performance (Advanced Acting)
  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Theory of Drama and Performance
  • Dramatic Analysis

Areas of Specialization:

Directing; acting; dramaturgy; dramatic literature; Irish literature; post–colonial literature; play analysis; acting theory; performance theory; Greek theatre; theatre history; speculative fiction


Other Interests / Recent Undertakings:

  • Directed Ah, Wilderness! for the Black Hole Theatre Company (and The Communication Cord and co–directed Caucasian Chalk Circle).
  • Directed Ashes to Ashes for The Toothsome Breed Theatre Company.
  • Upcoming directing projects include David Mamet’s Romance for the Black Hole Theatre Company and “Squirrels” and Other Delicious Nuts: Short Works by David Mamet for The Incompletely Strangled Theatre Company, both at MTC’s MametFest.
  • Delivering a paper entitled “Phenomen(ologic)al Puppetry: Ronnie Burkett’s Marionette&rsquou;s of Cruelty” at WestWords Theatre Conference May 24–6, 2007.
  • Member of Board: Prairie Theatre Exchange
  • Recently Member of Board: Crescentwood Community Centre
  • Member of the Association for Canadian Theatre Research (ACTR/ARTC)

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