Andrew Markowiak has been busy since he graduated from York in 2014. Working mostly in TV and film as an actor, he’s done music videos, short films and episodic television. But that’s certainly not all: he’s also had opportunities as writer, director, producer, publicist, consultant, box office supervisor, telesales representative, dramaturg, assistant director, etc.! Andrew is this week’s Spotlight, focusing on Alumni.Read
What's Happening at Theatre?
Ethnography symposium focuses on Indigenous-settler relations
Performing Indigeneity: AMPD presents interdisciplinary Theatre @ York production of The Birds
AMPD gains two new Canada Research Chairs
Performing Indigeneity: Theatre @ York raises Brébeuf's Ghost
Performing Indigeneity Ability is the Department of Theatre’s 2015-16 thematic focus. From public events like Theatre @ York’s mainstage season, to the Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker Series hosted by the Graduate Program in Theatre & Performance Studies, to curriculum and classroom dialogue, the department is devoting this academic year to exploring questions raised by indigenous performance. These questions include interculturalism, indigenous protocols, the legacies and lived realities of settler-colonialism, post-colonial politics and aesthetics, and the staging of indigenous identities. York’s theatre program joins the national conversation being undertaken by the country’s most influential theatre organizations and leads the entire nation in addressing how post-secondary theatre training intersects with Canada’s Indigenous peoples and the diversity of their artistic practices.
This season, Theatre @ York presents Daniel David Moses’ Brébeuf’s Ghost directed by Yvette Nolan and Yvette Nolan’s The Birds, directed by Michael Greyeyes. It is the first time the Department of Theatre has produced two plays by First Nations playwrights with First Nations directors at the helm.
Katharine Noyes (BA Devised Theatre 2014) worked as a teaching assistant and teacher for Young People’s Theatre shortly after graduating from our program. Last February, she was accepted into the Artist in Community program at Queens University’s Bachelor of Education program, and started her Consecutive Education program there in May 2015. We caught up with her to hear about her experience while a student in the Devised Theatre Program at York.Read
A curated selection of images of student work.