Building Utopia: Performance and the Fantasy of Urban Renewal in Contemporary Toronto
This article is reprinted in Theatre and Performance in Toronto, ed. Laura Levin. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2011.
Toronto markets itself as a city in renewal, a “creative city” of the future full of arts and culture. Alongside the official pitch, a number of street-level underground initiatives reimagine Toronto's utopic future in a different way by means of site-specific performances. But do these grassroots performance schemes necessarily create a more inclusive, more equitable city?
Levin, Laura, and Kim Solga. "Building Utopia: Performance and the Fantasy of Urban Renewal in Contemporary Toronto." TDR: The Drama Review 53.3 (2009): 37-53.