Leah Tidey

Leah Tidey
Program: PhD Applied Theatre
Credentials

BFA Theatre, University of Victoria

Leah Tidey received her BFA with Distinction in Applied Theatre and is now a PhD Candidate in Applied Theatre at the University of Victoria. Her research focuses on the social stigma of sexuality across the life course and explores intergenerational, community-based theatre as a means to address it. Her work as Artistic Facilitator with the Victoria Target Theatre Society and Victoria High School, federally funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, culminated in a well-received intergenerational performance of You’re Doing What?! At Your Age?! She is currently working with the Island Sexual Health Society as the Project Coordinator of a Community Wellness Grant to build upon You’re Doing What?! At Your Age?! and expand her research programme. Her research has been supported by various scholarships including the British Columbia Graduate Scholarship, Anne McLaughlin Graduate Scholarship in Applied Theatre and the University of Victoria Graduate Award, in addition to undergraduate scholarships such as the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award, President’s Scholarship, Barbara McIntyre Scholarship in Theatre, and the Diane Mary Hallam Achievement Award.