Kim  Solga Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Kim Solga

Professor of Theatre Studies
Western University

I’m a teacher who is also a scholar. I’m a feminist who recognizes the complexity of that term – and is still a feminist. I work on modern feminist performance, on early modern performance and its contemporary iterations, and on contemporary urban performance and its neoliberal resonances. If I could not collaborate with artists, students, and colleagues on a regular basis, I would probably quit my job.

Subjects: Theater, Urban Studies


My research over the past 15 years has ranged across early modern cultural studies (Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and their world), feminist performance studies, urban performance studies, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Currently, I'm working on a new project about the making of Shakespeare performance by women in the #MeToo era, as well as a memoir about my experience in the academy as the child of working-class immigrants. I have a longstanding interest in stage realism, something that threads through a number of my books and articles.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    In addition to the T&F volume linked here, my books include:
    Theory for Theatre Studies: Space (Bloomsbury, 2019)
    A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age (Bloomsbury, 2018)
    Theatre & Feminism (Palgrave, 2015)
    Performance and the Global City (Palgrave, 2013)
    New Canadian Realisms (2 vols; Playwrights Canada, 2012)
    Performance and the City (Palgrave, 2009)
    Violence Against Women in Early Modern Performance (Palgrave, 2005)

Personal Interests

    Cyclist, urbanist, expert walker of not very well trained dogs.



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Kim Solga: making teaching both active and activist

Published: Dec 06, 2019

In this short video, made in summer 2018, I talk about the ways in which I practice active learning in theatre and performance classrooms in order to empower undergraduates as thoughtful and charismatic citizens.