Reimagining The Zoom Stage as Crip Spac

Friday, June 2nd
Espace domestique (1ère partie)
Julia Brook and Colleen Renihan
9h30 – 10h30

As the spatial turn in theatre and performance studies has shown, space is political. As Kim Solga reminds us, “it organizes our relationships; it structures our relations of power (economic, political, gendered, and more)” (2019, 2). Age and ability are not mentioned here, though they are deeply and critically affected by the dynamics of spaces, performance spaces in particular. In this paper, and in reference to a multi-year Canadian study that explores online music theatre for older adults, we theorize the many ways that the Zoom space can be considered a crip space—one that imagines time and space otherwise.