The Festival of Original Theatre is the annual conference held by the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto. The theme of FOOT changes every year, according to the research interests of the new artistic director of the conference, but it’s main goal is to provide graduate students and the performing arts community an academic outlet to showcase, critique, review, perform, discuss, and analyze the changing world of drama, theatre and performance.
FOOT celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017 with Sounding the Inner Ear of Performance, an interdisciplinary exploration of the history and evolution of sound and aurality in theatrical and performative cultures.
Last year, FOOT 2018: Supporting Bodies / Changing Minds asked “How can drama, theatre and performance studies contribute to a barrier-free society?” The organizing team made accessibility and accommodations a central concern of the conference, an approach we aim to carry forward for this and future festivals.
For more information on FOOT 2018: Supporting Bodies / Changing Minds, click here.
For information on previous FOOT festivals, please check out this listing.