Register Now for THE FESTIVAL OF ORIGINAL THEATRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - Feb. 2nd-5th, 2012

This year’s FOOT interrogates the complex relationships between Theatre and Learning in both theory and practice. The conference will comprise three broad areas of exploration: learning theatre, learning through theatre and theatre plus learning. Each stream will feature scholarly panels, performances, workshops and a roundtable discussion. With presenters joining us from six different countries, this year’s festival promises a unique international forum for researchers, artists, students, teachers and parents to meet and explore theatre in education, theatre for social change, theatre training and theatre for young audiences (TYA), among many others.

We are especially excited to announce our international keynote panel: from the UK, Professor Helen Nicholson (Royal Holloway University, author of the seminal work Applied Drama: The Gift of Theatre); from Canada, Professor

Admission to all FOOT events is free!

All events at the Robert Gill Theatre Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (formerly Graduate Centre for Study of Drama) 214 College Street, 3rd floor, (St. George St. entrance)

Online registration opens January 16, 2012 Programme and registration: www.foot2012.wordpress.com

FOOT 2012 is sponsored by the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, and the Drama Centre Student Union with the generous support of the University College Drama Program, Centre for Urban Schooling (OISE), and Graduate Student Union of the University of Toronto.

For further information: foot.graddrama@utoronto.ca or 416-978-7986.

The Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT), a conference and theatre festival that brings together academia and the arts for cross-disciplinary exploration and exchange, is celebrating its 20th anniversary February 2 – 5, 2012. We invite all theatre enthusiasts, artists, educators, students and scholars to join the celebrations.