Chair Dr. Piet Defraeye – Department of Drama
Piet Defraeye is a theatre scholar and director. He teaches in the Drama Dept. at the Un. of Alberta, and does mainly comparative research in contemporary performance. He has a particular interest in Austrian theatre, and has published, among other themes, on contemporary German, Austrian and Romanian theatre. He has staged Peter Handke, Elfriede Jelinek, and Arthur Schnitzler, and has toured the production of the Quebecois play Bashir Lazhar to Innsbruck. He also maintains an active liaison with Universität Innsbruck.