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Sarah Waisvisz

A member of Dan School of Drama & Music

Sarah Waisvisz

Assistant Professor

Education: B.A. (McGill University) M.A. (McGill University) Ph.D. (Carleton University)
Member Type(s): Faculty


Born in Germany and raised Jewishly in France and Canada by a Dutch father and an Afro-Caribbean-French mother, Sarah lives at the intersection. She is a playwright, dramaturge, and multi-disciplinary performer with training in dance and physical theatre (classical ballet, puppetry, acrobatics, stilts, West African dance styles). Her artistic work intersects with her scholarship, and she has published and presented many academic papers over the years on Caribbean literature, Human Rights drama, and the Black Atlantic including in Canadian LiteratureCollege Literature, and The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights.  Her solo script Monstrous, about the Afro-diaspora experience and mixed-race identity, was recently published in Alt.theatre 13.3. Sarah has been Artist-in-Residence at Great Canadian Theatre Company and at the National Arts Centre.  Sarah comes to Queen’s from Carleton University, where she has taught courses in Caribbean Literature, Creative Writing, and Playwriting.