Performing Back aims to generate discussion about the different kinds of theatrical and political output this country is generating, and fills a glaring void in current theatre scholarship in Canada.
This first volume of the Contextualizing Canadian Theatre series includes Yvette Nolan’s The Birds, a Native retelling of the Aristophanes play; Camyar Chai, Guillermo Verdecchia, and Marcus Youssef's The Adventures of Ali & Ali and the aXes of Evil, a satire of Western neo-colonial forays into Iraq; and Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s Salome’s Clothes, a domestic tragedy set in Côte d’Ivoire.
Dalbir Singh is the associate editor of alt.theatre: cultural diversity and the stage magazine. He's also the editor of World Without Walls: Being Human, Being Tamil from Marwani Press. His titles from Playwrights Canada Press include Performing Back: Post-Colonial Canadian Plays and Love, Loss, and Longing: South Asian Canadian Plays in addition to editing a forthcoming anthology of critical essays on Canadian Theatre. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto and has taught at the University of Waterloo, the University of Guelph, and the University of Toronto.