Professor Jerry Wasserman Lecture

Professor Jerry Wasserman
Head, Theatre and Film Department

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on November 24, 2012 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


Being at Home With Elvis:
Canadian Theatre and American Power


Professor Wasserman is an academic, actor and critic. His books include Modern Canadian Plays, Theatre and AutoBiography: Writing and Performing Lives in Theory and Practice (co-edited with Sherrill Grace), and Spectacle of Empire: Marc Lescarbot’s Theatre of Neptune in New France, as well as numerous articles, chapters and conference presentations on drama, fiction, popular performance and blues music. He has received UBC’s Killam Teaching Prize and Dorothy Somerset Award, and was recently honoured with the Sam Payne Award from the Union of BC Performers/ACTRA. A theatre critic for over 25 years for CBC radio, The Province newspaper, and his website,, he also has more than 200 professional acting credits for stage and screen.