Prof. Pia Kleber has been a Professor of Fine Arts at the U.C Drama Program and Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto since 1988. She has an M.A in costume design from the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin, and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. In 1999 she was made the first chair holder of the Helen and Paul Phelan Chair in Drama. Professor Kleber is the organizer of many major international theatre festivals and conferences; Why Theatre: Choices for the New Century (1995), Brecht: 30 Years After (1986), Mirror or Mask? Self-representation in the Modern Age (2002), Faust in the 21st Century Modernity, Myth, Theatre (2004), all held at the University of Toronto. Her numerous publications include books on Bertolt Brecht: Expectations and Rules: Brecht, Planchon and “The Good Person of Szechwan” and Re-Interpreting Brecht: His influence on contemporary Drama and Film (co-edited by Colin Visser). Some of her articles are on “Theatrical Continuities in Giorgio Strehler’s The Tempest” in Foreign Shakespeare; “The Directing Methodologies of Giorgio Strehler” in the Shanghai Theatre Academy’s Theatre and Art (translated into Chinese), “Die Courage der Mütter. Am Beispiel von Bertolt Brecht”, in Verklärt, verkitscht, vergessen. Die Mutter als ästhetische Figur; and “Academe and the Stage in Canada: Writing the Female Voice”, in Curriculum Transformation: The Impact of Women’s Studies on the University Training in Canada and Germany. Courses: (not teaching in 2007/2008) * DRM230Y1: Concepts in Twentieth-Century Theatre * JDC400H1: Dramatic Text and Theatrical Communication

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