Canadian Association for Theatre Research
c/o Dr. Barry Freeman, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail
Toronto ON
M1C 1A4



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Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR)

The Canadian Association for Theatre Research is a non-profit organization founded in 1976 to support and encourage research in theatre and performance studies in Canada, with a special interest in Canadian work. Our membership includes scholars, students, and theatre professionals from around the world who are leading developments in our field. CATR/ACRT membership is a great way to stay connected to Canada’s theatre community. Our members are eligible to participate in our yearly conference, vote in our annual executive elections and they also receive subscriptions to Theatre Research in Canada and our informative electronic newsletter (which includes tons of CFPs!).

Existing members (from 2010 to 2014):  You will need to reset your password the first time that you login to Forum.

CATR Membership

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Conference 2017

Registration for CATR/ACRT 2017: Performing the Anthropocene: Setting the Stage for the End of the World (May 27-30, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario) is now open! Please note that the “Early Bird” rate is available until April 1, 2017. All accepted presenters and participants for CATR/ACRT 2017 are required to join CATR. To sign up or renew, please complete the membership form.


Happy 40th CATR/ACRT! Celebrate by Giving!

In honour of CATR/ACRT’s 40th anniversary (1976-2016), we’re launching a special campaign to raise funds to support the association’s emerging scholars. Your contribution here and now, as you renew your membership for the coming year, will go towards funding travel grants, scholarships, research awards, and conference subsidies for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, sessional instructors, and underemployed scholars/artists.

We’re setting a goal of $10,000 for this campaign because we believe that the future of this association is worth such an investment...and more. Please give today – for the future! 

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