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Belarie Zatzman

BA, MA (Toronto), PhD (OISE)

Associate Professor, Department of Theatre

Professor Zatzman’s research focuses on issues of history, identity and memory in drama and arts education.  She has published extensively and works internationally in fine arts and Holocaust education.  She has been invited to conduct workshops and presentations across Canada and abroad, in such venues as Young People’s Theatre; Stratford Shakespeare Festival; Toronto District Board of Education; Faculty of Education, OISE/UT; Holocaust Education and Memorial Centre of Toronto; Facing History and Ourselves Canada; Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators; American Association of Theatre in Education; British National Drama; International Drama Education Research Institute; and the International Drama Education Association.  Among her recent publications are:   “Drama Education and Memory” in Key Concepts in Theatre/Drama Education (2011); “Fifty-one Suitcases:  Traces of Hana Brady and the Terezin Children” in Canadian Theatre Review (Volume 133, Winter 2008); “Narrative Inquiry:  Postcards from Northampton” in Research Methodologies for Drama Education (2006); “Staging History:  Aesthetics and the Performance of Memory” in The Journal of Aesthetic Education (2005); and “The Monologue Project:  Drama as a Form of Witnessing” in How Theatre Educates (2003).

Selected Publications:

"The Monologue Project: Drama as a Form of Witnessing" in Booth and Gallagher, eds. How Theatre Educates, University of Toronto Press (in press)

"Mapping Distance: Contemporary Responses to Holocaust Education through the Fine Arts" in Lerner, L., ed. Afterimage: Evocations of the Holocaust in Contemporary Canadian Arts and Literature, Concordia University, 2002

"Sign Language" in Creating a Theatre in Your Classroom and Community in Warren, B., ed. Toronto: Captus University Press, 3rd Edition, 2002

"Drama Activities and the Study of the Holocaust" in Teaching and Studying the Holocaust, Totten, S., & Feinberg, S., eds. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2001

"Holocaust Stories" in Booth, D. and Neelands, J., eds. Writing in Role. Hamilton: Caliburn Publishers, 1998.