Peter Dickinson

Peter Dickinson is Professor at Simon Fraser University, where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of English and the School for the Contemporary Arts. He is also the Director of SFU’s Institute for Performance Studies. He has taught and published widely in theatre and performance studies, dance studies, and film studies, and with the frank theatre’s Chris Gatchalian he recently co-organized Q2Q: A Symposium on Queer Theatre and Performance in Canada, held at SFU Woodward’s in July 2016. Productions and staged readings of his plays include: The Objecthood of Chairs (SFU Woodward’s, Vancouver, September 2010); “Counting to Infinity” (Solo Collective Theatre, Vancouver, April 2012); and Positive I.D. (InspiraTO Festival, Toronto, June 2012). His most recent play, Long Division, was produced by Pi Theatre in a co-presentation with Gateway Theatre in November 2016; a remount is scheduled for Vancouver’s Annex Theatre April 26-30, 2017. Current work in progress includes a research-creation project on Vancouver Dance Histories with Justine A. Chambers and Alexa Mardon facilitated by The Dance Centre; and a new play about French gastronomy, Islamaphobia, and the films of Catherine Deneuve. A former board member and Past President of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Peter currently sits on the boards of Zee Zee Theatre and Turning Point Ensemble. He blogs regularly about Vancouver performance at