Congratulations to Aisling Murphy, undergraduate student at the Department of Theatre

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2020

The University of Ottawa's Department of Theatre wishes to congratulate current undergraduate student Aisling Murphy for her dramaturgy internship at Life Jacket Theatre Company in New York City. Aisling is conducting background research for Life Jacket's upcoming production of The Gorgeous Nothings, a new historical play about forgotten early members of New York's queer community. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Aisling Murphy is an arts journalist, dramaturg, and theatre student based in Ottawa. She is the present Arts & Culture Editor for The Fulcrum, and a recent addition to the Intermission Magazine (Toronto) editorial team. Alongside Dr. Meerzon (UOttawa) and Dr. Savas Patasalidis (Aristotle University, Greece), Aisling is presently co-editing the December 2020 edition of the IATC Web journal, Critical Stages. As an artist, Aisling's most notable project is her verbatim play, Feast, which uses the lasting work of British playwright Sarah Kane and its affiliated tabloid criticism to point out insufficiencies in contemporary theatre criticism. First developed at the University of Ottawa in 2019, Feast was later included in the 2020 Tarragon Young Playwrights Unit in Toronto, and received a National Theatre School of Canada’s #ArtApart grant in May of 2020. A short case study on Feast will be included in the upcoming Routledge textbook, Undergraduate Research in Theatre (ed. Michelle Hayford).

 

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