Hanson honoured with Lawrence prize

Faculty of Fine Arts professor Nicholas Hanson (Drama) was recently awarded the Robert Lawrence Prize after presenting a paper at the Canadian Association for Theatre Research conference in Fredericton.

The adjudicators' summation said that, "The committee applauds the freshness and clarity with which Hanson engages with an important issue in Canadian theatre and performance. Hanson's paper provides a well-organized examination into the rise of solo shows and the reasons for them, offering empirical data and careful consideration of the connections to storytelling, individual empowerment and issues of national identity. The endeavour is also praiseworthy for the volume of research and effort that went into its preparation. Hanson's work is significant, both in terms of how it connects to previous work on Canadian solo performance, and in its potential to influence future research on the subject."