• Theatre

  • Alberto Guevara

  • Associate Professor

E aguevara@yorku.ca

EDUCATION

BA (Concordia), MA (York), PhD (Concordia)

BIOGRAPHY

Originally from Nicaragua, Professor Guevara has harbored a lifelong interest in the intersections of theatre, performance and politics. During the Nicaraguan Sandinista government he participated in a cultural brigade, received training at the National Theatre School and was a member of Alan Bolt’s Nyxtayoleros Theatre. He has collaborated in a number of inter-cultural theatre organizations including Teatro Sin Fronteras (Toronto), Mise au Jeu (Montreal), Théâtre autochtone Ondinnok (Montreal), Dalit Theatre Group (Nepal), Act!vision (Lethbridge) and Chocolate Woman Collective (Toronto). He received an interdisciplinary PhD from Concordia University in Theatre, Social Anthropology and Communications.

Professor Guevara’s scholarly work focuses on a number of interconnected areas, including the theatricality of power, performance and nationalism – with a focus on the contestation of dominant narratives, art and revolution, theatre for social change, Indigenous art and performance, the aesthetics of violence and affliction, the body in performance, and ethnographic methods. A unique strength of his scholarship and teaching is his combination of contemporary performance theory and ethnographic methodologies. Thus, while field research forms the backbone of his performance studies scholarship in Nepal and Nicaragua, the measurable outcomes of this research are diverse and include: documentary films, exhibitions, performances, and an interdisciplinary open-access online journal InTensions http://www.yorku.ca/intent/index.html. He has published in Visual Anthropology Review, The Applied Theatre Researcher/IDEA, 452F: Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, and Intensions among others. His film work has been shown internationally at venues such as DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Planet in Focus Environmental, International Film and Video Festival, The RAI: Royal Anthropological Institute International Festival of Ethnographic Films, and ASPEKTY among others.

Theatre

People of AMPD

Administrative Staff

Tom Osborne

Administrative Staff

Mary Pecchia

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Rachel Katz

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Susanna Talanca

Associate Professor

Marlis Schweitzer

Technical Staff

Christina Cicko

Assistant Professor

Gavin McDonald

Assistant Professor

Aaron Kelly

Adjunct

Matthew Jocelyn

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Allyson McMackon

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David Smukler

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Laurel Paetz

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Aleksandar Lukac

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Niki Landau

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Michael Kelly

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Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston

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Laura Jayne Nelles

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Lisa Magill

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Jareth Li

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Sylvia Defend

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Michael Cuttini

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David Rayfield

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Steve Ross

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Ian Garrett

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Gwenyth Dobie

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Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston

Professor Emeritus

Paula Thomson

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Anthony Stephenson

Professor Emeritus

Ron Singer

Professor Emeritus

David Rotenberg

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Jeff Henry

Professor Emeritus

Robert Fothergill

Professor Emeritus

Jill Courtney

Professor Emeritus

Douglas Buck

Professor Emeritus

Keith Bradley

Professor Emeritus

David Bentley Boice

Associate Professor

Belarie Hyman Zatzman

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Mark Wilson

Professor Emeritus

Phillip Silver

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Judith Rudakoff

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Teresa Przybylski

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Peter McKinnon

Associate Professor

James McKernan

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John Mayberry

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Laura Levin

Associate Professor

Paul Lampert

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Shawn Kerwin

Associate Professor

Alberto Guevara

Associate Professor

Michael Greyeyes

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Ines Buchli

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Erika Batdorf

Professor Emerita

Elizabeth Asselstine

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Eric Armstrong