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Jenn Stephenson

Jenn Stephenson

Professor, Dan School of Drama and Music, Queen's University, Ontario
I am a Professor in the Dan School of Drama and Music, Queen's University. I am the author of two books: Performing Autobiography: Contemporary Canadian Drama (UTP, 2013) and Insecurity: Perils and Products of Theatres of the Real (UTP, 2019). I am the Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Theatre Review and an active research blogger at www.realtheatre.blog.

In the post-truth era, documentary theatre searches for common ground

Jan 04, 2019 16:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

With the onslaught of alternative facts or fake news, it can feel as though the ground has become almost liquid. One strategy to confront the ongoing public lies has been to embrace journalistic principles and...

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