Cultural Policy and Theatrical Economies

  • arts and public policy
  • public and private funding of the arts
  • the role of theatre and performance in urban development, tourism, and cultural industries 
  • theatre and performance as commodities
  • commodification and circulation of performing bodies
  • theatre as a business and the administration of theatre
  • theatre as work and the working conditions of theatre
  • cultural materialist analysis of theatre
  • theatre spectatorship and consumption
  • performance as affective or immaterial labour
  • the circulation of theatre, theatre as cultural export
  • the performativity of politics and politicians
  • celebrity culture
  • theatre training and the professionalization of performance

Faculty members who specialize in Cultural Policy and Theatrical Economies:

  • Guillaume Bernardi
  • Robert Fothergill
  • Darren Gobert
  • Christopher Innes
  • Don Rubin
  • Laura Levin
  • Elizabeth Pentland
  • Marlis Schweitzer
  • Ross Stuart
  • Joyce Zemans