University of Ottawa

Although improv is, well, improvisational, there’s a lot of work that goes into preparing for a show. Campbell described it as tools to keep in your back pocket—knowledge of how stories progress, different genres and styles to perform, and other tricks and tools learned from plenty of practice.

Parpart’s lecture, presented by Centre for International Policy Study and the International Theory Network (ITN)’s speaker series, sought to bring nuance to the topics of silence, voice, and how women handle dangerous and gendered situations.

“Our team was trying to think of unique ideas for Escape Rooms that we hadn’t seen before—(and) we thought escaping from detention was a creative concept that fit perfectly with our location at the University of Ottawa.”—Kaitlyn Rourke, one of the event’s organizers and a fourth-year biomedical science student.

“When they performed the pieces in the camp, that was probably the highlight of the day or the week—(it is) when they were able to escape the reality (of the Holocaust).”—Ulrike Anton, the flautist at the concert.

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