Barry Freeman

Faculty Member Barry Freeman
Chair and Associate Professor
Theatre and Performance


Barry Freeman is the Associate Profesor in Theatre and Performance at the University of Toronto Scarborough as well as the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. His 2017 book Staging Strangers: Theatre and Global Ethics (McGill-Queen’s University Press), draws on ethical philosophy and the sociology of globalization to offer a fresh critique of contemporary theatre in Canada. His 2016 co-edited book In Defence of Theatre: Aesthetic Practices and Social Interventions (University of Toronto Press), assembles essays from nineteen academics, educators and artists from across Canada to address the question: why theatre now? Barry is Associate Editor of Canadian Theatre Review, recently editing issues on Post-Truth, #TimesUp, and Applied Theatre.



B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Research Interests: 

Canadian Theatre, Globalization, Interculturalism, Ethics, Applied Theatre, Theatre & Education