FOOT 2023 Organizers

Meet the FOOT 2023: We Live Together Team!

Funmi Cole

Funmi Cole is a PhD Student at the Center for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto. She has a master's in drama therapy and is passionate about using theater and performance techniques to foster human development. Funmi has initiated and executed Drama Therapy projects among various populations in different countries. She is interested in the research and practice of applied theatre and her current research explores the narrative construction of personal experiences among African immigrants through playback theatre.

Ilana Khanin

Ilana Khanin is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Her SSHRC-funded research examines the intersection of art, performance, and blockchain technology.

Evan Moritz

Evan Moritz is a PhD student at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. He is interested in the outer limits of science-fiction and fact with performance and research exploring the future of Indigeneity and settler colonialism, global catastrophe on Earth and off, utopias, dystopias, and the impact of science fiction on contemporary practices. His ongoing performance project, Deep Time Network, blurs the lines between sci-fi storytelling, research, music, and podcasting to explore these themes.

Yizhou Zhang

Yizhou Zhang is a PhD student at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto, with a BA in Classical Studies and Comparative Literature from King’s College London. Her research focuses on modernism, twentieth-century and contemporary theatres, and theatre art in the history of ideas. She is also a theatremaker whose works capture systems of oppression in everyday life through dialectical images. 

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