Natalia Esling will be presenting her paper, "Listening in the Dark: The Singular Communal Experience of Ghost River Theatre’s Production, Tomorrow’s Child" this Monday afternoon as part of the Canadian Association of Theatre Research Congress at the University of Calgary. 

Natalia Esling is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies. Her Practice-Based Research project focuses on audience perception, evaluating the effects of sensory modification on attention and psychophysical experience in contemporary immersive, interactive, and one-to-one performance. She has published work on dance archiving in Canadian Theatre Review, presented at conferences in Canada, the US, and the UK, and is the recipient of three Ontario Government Scholarship awards. She holds a Master’s in European Theatre from the University of Edinburgh and a BA (Hons) in English and French from the University of Victoria. Trained as a dancer, her research interests include theories and practices of embodiment, perception, spectatorship, sensory studies, and contemporary dramaturgy.