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Koby Rogers Hall

Part-Time Professor, Theatre
CED Faculty, School of Community and Public Affairs



Koby Rogers Hall is an artist, writer and social practice facilitator based in Montreal. Her recent projects are dedicated to dialogical arts practices, archiving as cultural activism, and public interventions for political engagement. She conceives and facilitates social practice design with the performance collective Mischief Theatre, the multidisciplinary arts activist PreOccupations, the Politics & Care project, and the Artists’ Bloc of the Immigrant Workers’ Center in Montreal. She has taught classes at UQAM (Montreal), the Department of Arts Politics (NYU), and as part-time faculty with the Theatre Department and with the Community Economic Development (CED) Graduate Diploma Program through the School of Community and Public Affairs at Concordia University.

Koby has exhibited and performed at La Mama ETC. and No Longer Empty, New York; centre des arts actuels Skol, Fonderie Darling, Tangente, and Studio 303, Montreal; the Rhubarb Festival and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto; the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Encuentros in Montreal and Sao Paolo; and in Hawai’i as a YEMOYA international artist in residency with mentor-facilitator d’bi young anitafrika; among others.

She has received awards and grants from York University, Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), the Rosa Parks Fellowship for Non-violent studies, the Zonta Club of Ottawa Emerging Artist Award, the Canadian Millenium Scholarship Awards, Engrenage Rouage Noir, and the Canada Council for the Arts. She will be pursuing her PhD in Humanities at Concordia with a focus on migrant justice in social arts practices.

Koby holds an MA in Arts Politics from Tisch School of the Arts (NYU '11) and a BFA in Theatre, specialised in Collective Creation (York University '05).


Teaching activities

Undergraduate

SCPA 352: Community and Local Activism,School of Community and Public Affairs.

 

PERC 210: The Audience and the Performance EventTheatre Department. 

 

TDEV 498: Socially Engaged Performance/Theatre & Activism, Theatre and Development specialisation.

Graduate

SCPA511 CED Projects: Anti-racist practices and intersectionality, Graduate Diploma Core Course: School of Community and Public Affairs. 


SCPA 504: Community Organising and CED,  Graduate Diploma Core Course: School of Community and Public Affairs. 

 

(invited lecturer) Publics: social practice and community engagementGraduate Seminar: Curating Live Performance. Professors Dena Davida and Jane Gabriels. UQAM.


(invited lecturer) Occupy Everywhere: movement-building and public intervention, Graduate Seminar: Critical Geographies. Professor Natalie Doonan. Concordia University.

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