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Thursday, November 22, 2012 — 6:00 PM EST

'Populism and Affect'

What is the space for affect and local-ness in contemporary performance? Theatre maker Jacob Zimmer tries to bring together his performance Sedition or "Kindness makes me cry like nothing else", his search for a populism he can stand behind and his debts to continental critical theory together to find strategies and tactics for proposals, change, being part of the world and a having good night out.

Jacob Zimmer is a director, writer, dramaturge and performer who has shown work across the country. Born in Cape Breton and growing up in Halifax, he now lives in Toronto. Jacob is the founding director of Small Wooden Shoe, a (mostly) theatre company bent on relieving alienation by proving that good ideas are entertaining and that pleasure and critique require each other. Jacob works in dance as a dramaturge with Dancemakers and in an on-going collaboration with choreographer Ame Henderson/Public Recordings. He was the inaugural Toronto Fringe Research Chair looking into a “Populism we can stand behind." He’s given talks at Performance Creation Canada (Halifax 2008, Caravan Theatre 2010,) the Glenbow Museum (Calgary 2010) and at universities. With Misha Glouberman, he organizes the UnConference on the Future(s) of Toronto Performance (a partnership with Canadian Stage, Small Wooden Shoe and Dancemakers.) He has organized and facilitated events for Upper Toronto, the Literary Managers and Dramaturges of the America's, Harbourfront Centre and Mass Public Led By People (MASS LBP) among others. Jacob studied theatre at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and was an intern with The Wooster Group and studied Viewpoints, Suzuki and Composition with Anne Bogart and the Saratoga International Theatre Institute (SITI) Company in New York. Jacob received the 2008 Ken McDougall Award for emerging directors and was nominated for the Pauline McGibbon Award from the Ontario Arts Council.

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HH - J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
Room 180
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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