Leanne Groeneveld

Theatre - Campion
Assistant Professor

Office: CM 313
E-mail: Leanne.Groeneveld@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-359-1222
Website: http://campioncollege.ca/contact-us/faculty-listing/dr-leanne-groeneveld

Research interests
Late medieval theatre production; late medieval and early modern religious drama; medieval aesthetics; medieval Passion drama; late medieval and early modern representations of Christ's body; Canadian, American, and UK representations of/responses to the Oberammergau Passion Play (1850-1950); modern Passion drama.

Leanne Groeneveld received both her BA Honours and PhD from the University of Alberta. Her academic home is Campion College where she teaches theatre history, dramaturgy, and dramatic literature/criticism courses for the department. She has published on a number of aspects of medieval religious drama and is currently researching late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century receptions and representations (in English) of the Oberammergau Passion Play. Leanne had a brief (1995-2001) career in fringe theatre. Her proudest achievement was a starring role in The Switchblade Oratorio, a five-star-reviewed production at the 2000 Edmonton Fringe. She played Liz, a manipulative murderess who machinated the grisly deaths of four characters, including one very similar to (but for legal reasons not) Conrad Black.


  • PhD (University of Alberta) 1997
  • BA Honours (University of Alberta) 1992


  • "Christ's Burial and Christ's Resurrection: Provenance and Performance." Research Opportunities in Medieval and Renaissance Drama 48 (2009): 1-25.
  • "Remembering and Revenging the Death of Christ: Adriennne Kennedy's Motherhood 2000 and the York Crucifixion." The Journal of American Drama and Theatre 21.1 (Winter 2009): 65-85.
  • "A Theatrical Miracle: The Boxley Rood of Grace as Puppet." Early Theatre 10.2 (2007): 11-50.
  • "Salvation, Damnation, and the Wounded (Corporate) Body of Christ in Late Medieval Culture." Florilegium. 22 (2005): 81-104.
  • "Mourning, Heresy, and Resurrection in the York Corpus Christi Cycle." Response to Death: The Literary Work of Mourning. Ed. Christian Riegel. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press and Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, 2005. 1-22.