Allison Kinahan is currently a master's student in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. Having graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University's Performance: Production program with a minor in History, she now researches instances of theatre and performance in times of war and confinement, particularly in prisoner of war and displacement camps during the Second World War era. Allison aims to maintain an interdisciplinary approach and hopes that continued research into the historical practice of theatre in confinement will provide a greater understanding of the therapeutic benefits of performance in modern prisons and refugee camps.