Edward 'Ted' Whittall

Dissertation or MRP title:
Food, Performance, and Place


photo of Edward WhittallI have spent the past twenty plus years working as an actor, an acting teacher, and as a professional cook and adventurous eater. I am also the married father of young twins. I live in Hamilton, Ontario and Bowen Island, BC. My cooking and eating adventures have taken me from street food carts to some of the best restaurants in the world. I even talked my way in to el Bulli before it closed. My SSHRC-funded doctoral research is focussed on food, place and performance. Specifically, I am interested in how the epistemologies (both praxis and theory) of performance both illuminate and trouble current discourse on the seemingly ontological relationship between food and place. I also have an unspoken (as yet) interest in performance, neuroscience, play, and philosophy (namely, animality — the Deleuzian/Derridean sort, not prancing dogs), and how they might create openings in thinking and doing acting, cooking, and eating.

What you like to do when you aren’t being a grad student
Photography, Acting in T.V. shows, Helping my kids through their lives.



Part of a group project on the city with Julio Pantoja at Aluna Theatre's Rutas Panamericanas festival