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Alison Bowie

Job Title: Dramaturg
Location: Montreal, QC
Education:

BA History - Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
MFA Dramaturgy - University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, Massachusetts, USA)

Biography:

I achieved my undergraduate degree in History from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 2006. While working at the Living Arts Centre I developed the French Educational Arts Program at the Centre through a Trillium Foundation of Ontario grant and the program is now fully self-sustaining. I is passionate about teaching and the development of students' critical and creative skills. For the past three years I worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts. I graduated with an MFA in Dramaturgy in May 2014. My primary areas of research are postcolonial studies, pedagogical practices, translation (French to English), and 20th Century French Canadian theatre. I have worked as an assistant dramaturge and assistant director on several productions.

Areas of Expertise:

Post-Colonial Theatre
20th Century Québecois and French Canadian theatre
Translation (French to English)
Performance of National Identity in Canada

Languages Spoken:

English, French

Recent Work:

Thesis Entitled: "French We Are. Et Anglais Nous Restons. - Rethinking translation and adaptation for the stage as a tool for affecting bicultural and bilingual identity through an analysis and the practice of translating and adapting Armand Leclaire's 1916 play Le petit maître d'école"; Advisor Chair Professor Megan Lewis

2013 Dramaturg
The Liar by David Ives (Fall 2013)
Director Glenn Proud
Department of Theatre, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Led talkback with creative team

2013 Dramaturg
Connie Congdon’s Casanova (Spring 2013)
Director Brianna Sloane
Department of Theatre, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Led talkback with creative team and a pre-show talk with playwright and
Professor Harley Erdman entitled "Gender in Adaptation"

2012 Dramaturg
Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s Violet (Fall 2012)
Director Carol Becker
Department of Theatre, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Led talkback with creative team

2012 Assistant Dramaturg
Jon Robin Baitz’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler
Director Jennifer Tarver
Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT

2012 Dramaturg
Devised Theatre Piece Beyond the Horizon Festival
Curator Megan McClain
Department of Theatre, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Led talkback with creative team and member of the UMass Permaculture
Initiative investigating sustainability in theatre and the environment

2012 Assistant Dramaturg
Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man
Director Hana S. Sharif
Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT

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