The UWaterloo 16 Days planning committee
acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory
of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg, and
Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of
Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract,
the land promised to the Six Nations that includes
ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.
Naila Keleta-Mae is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo who has expertise in race, gender, performance, theatre and Beyoncé and whose research is supported by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2018). Keleta-Mae has published in Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, won the Mary McEwan Award for Feminist Research (York University), and appeared as a commentator for media outlets including the BBC, The Globe and Mail, Business News Network, The Fader, and The Canadian Press.
Naila Keleta-Mae will speak to us about “Canadian Theatre Made for Black Women.” For close to two decades Trey Anthony has carved out a successful career as a published and produced playwright in Canada in a national theatre scene where few playwrights enjoy sustained success. This talk will discuss how Anthony–a Black queer woman–has done so even as Canadian theatre scholars, practitioners and administrators voice perennial concerns about dwindling numbers in theatre audiences in Canada.
W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is a monthly gathering (and mailing list) of women identified and non-binary grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty that meets on the last Wednesday of each month, roughly alternating between lunchtime and afternoon events.
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1