TORONTO: Performative Writing Workshop + Lecture with Teena Lange

1 Oct 2015
Robert Gill Theatre: 214 College Street, 3rd floor. Toronto.
Free–all are welcome!

co-presented with the Centre for Drama, Theatre and
Performance Studies.

Facebook event:

September 30-October 2, 2015
Daily from 11am-6pm

Fringe Creation Lab
(Blake Thorne Studio, #401)
720 Bathurst Street

Performative Writing Workshop
Facilitated by Teena Lange (Berlin)

Co-presented by FADO Performance Art Centre + LINK & PIN Performance Art Series

Performative Writing or Creative Critical Writing is claimed to be, in itself, a form of performance, often taking as its subject a work of visual art or performance art. The core of this workshop is to develop sensitization for textures and the practice of taking the time to do the doing.

Entering into performative writing allows the re/activation of the wording & being less paralyzed by the empty page, breaking through the trained fixation of meaning seeking structures of texts. Everyone can write. This workshop allows you to take time to experience another writing practice or develop one if you don’t currently have an active writing practice.

Through a series of exercises the workshop will deal with linguistic matters, performative utterances, writing styles, the playground of proverbs, documentation dots & lines, various mechanisms of memory and referentiality, readership & queer quality management.


WHO should participate: Artists, performance artists, writers, students, bloggers, non-writers, curators, academics, philosophers, life witnesses … All are welcome. There is room for a maximum of 12 participants.

COST: $50
We want to offer the workshop for as minimal a fee as we can. However, if cost is a barrier, please contact us and we will make arrangements for a slidiing scale.

TO ENROLL (or for more info): email adriana.disman[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line, “Performative Writing Workshop.”


About Teena Lange

Teena Lange is a performance art curator, researcher, and the artistic director of Grüntaler9 – a space towards the performative. She studied Theatre & Performance Studies, as well as Linguistics & Literature in Leipzig, Paris, and Berlin. At the Freie Universität Berlin, she worked as a Program Coordinator and Research Associate at the International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures.” Additionally, she has given seminars & lectures at Freie Universität Berlin, University Istanbul, and Lithuanian University Vilnius.

Her current work includes independent performance art curation for Grüntaler9 Berlin, nGbK Berlin, Savvy Contemporary, Month of Performance Art Berlin, Art Bosphorus Istanbul, Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival New York, >performance space< London, Musrara Mix Festival Jerusalem, Supermarket Stockholm, Poppositions Brussels, amongst others. She is Co-Founder and Vice President of APAB – Association for Performance Art Berlin.



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