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Matt Jones

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Matt Jones

(he/him)

Performance History

Education:

  • BA English, History Creative Writing
  • MA English 
  • Ph.D. Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

Email: mattjones@ryerson.ca

Matt Jones writes about the politics of war, terrorism, and racism in performance. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, where he is Project Manager of "Gatherings Archival and Oral Histories of Performance" and Project Supervisor of “Quarantine Performance: Global Responses to COVID-19 in the Performing Arts.” His dissertation, "The Shock and Awe of the Real: Political Performance in an Age of War and Terror," is an intersectional and transnational study of theatre, live art, protests, and digital media projects about the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a playwright, dramaturg, and devisor, his work includes "Dracula in a Time of Climate Change," "The Mysterious Case of the Flying Anarchist," and the collective creation "Death Clowns in Guantánamo Bay." See www.mattjones.space for more information.