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Shelley Liebembuk

Shelley Liebembuk, PhD

Director, School of Creative Arts

Abbotsford campus, C1402a

Phone: 604-504-7441 Ext. 6367

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Shelley Liebembuk is an assistant professor in the Theatre area at UFV.
As an educator, Shelley’s focus is on praxis-based learning and inspiring creative and critical engagement in the studio and the seminar. Shelley’s theatre scholarship is informed by her professional work as an actor and dramaturg. Her current research projects are on contemporary multilingual performance ensembles and remote acting pedagogy. 
Research interests include the body in performance; the politics of representation; multilingual, transcultural and intersectional performance; practice-based research; applied theatre.


PhD –University of Toronto
M.A.—University of Toronto
B.A.—McGill University
Conservatory—Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School (NYC)


“Devising ‘In Sundry Languages’: A Conversation about Process”. Co-authored with Art Babayants, in Scripting (Im)migration. New Essays in Canadian Theatre. Vol. 9. Editor Yana Meerzon. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, May 2019. 

“Spitting (at the) Images: An Invitation by Ali & Ali ”. Introductory essay to The Adventures of Ali & Ali and the Axes of Evil,in Performing Back: Post-colonial Theatre.Editor Dalbir Singh. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2015. 135-139.

“Contextualizing the Image: La Pocha Nostra in Toronto”. Cultural diversity and the stage. Vol. 12.1, Spring 2015. 18-23.

“The Interpreter Made Visible: The Politics of Translation across the Panamerican ROUTES/RUTAS panamericanas Festival.” Canadian Theatre Review.  Vol. 161, Winter 2015: Performance and Human Rights in the Americas. Eds. Natalie Alvarez, Sasha Kovacs, Jimena Ortuzar. 26-32. 

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