Behind the Scenes

Slideshow: “The Beggar’s Opera

Photos from John Gay’s “The Beggar’s Opera,” directed by Gwen Dobie—this photo set features images of students from the Departments of Theatre, Dance, and Music in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Photos by: Jeremy Mimnaugh.


Video: Wardrobe Crew Never Sleeps Trailer

Student Laura Krause has made a video of the Wardrobe Crew busily assembling the costumes for The Beggar’s Opera which opens this week at York’s Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre. With designs by Celine Moniz, the crew battles the clock to build the costumes in time for Dress Rehearsal, Preview and Opening Night.


Video: “The Painted Skin”

Fairchild TV aired a clip about The Painted Skin, by the Nanning Cantonese Opera Troupe that played the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre on Sept. 10 and 11. (Note: the clip is in Mandarin but you can get a good sense of what the show was like, and some audience response in English.)


Behind the Scenes: “The Stronger Variations”

In this slideshow, photographer Jeremy Mimnagh went behind the scenes in the shops and in the onstage rehearsals to capture the students of York’s Dept of Theatre creating our first show of the season, The Stronger Variations, directed by Allyson McMackon.


“Tough!” Slideshow

Photos from “Tough!” directed by Estelle Shook, Matjash Mrozewski, Jamie Robinson and Autumn Smith. Featuring the actors of the 3rd year BFA Acting class.


“Taming of the Shrew” Image Gallery

Photos from MFA Director Ted Witzel’s production of Taming of the Shrew at Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in High Park 2013, with sets by Lindsay Walker (MFA Stage Design 2013), and featuring alumni actors Tiana Asperjan (BFA 2013) and Marvin Ishmael (MFA 2011).


Macbeth Image Gallery

Photos from MFA Director Ker Wells’ production of Macbeth at Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in High Park 2013, with sets by Lindsay Walker (MFA Stage Design 2013). Lots of York people were involved backstage, too—see our stories about our new and exciting collaboration between York and Canadian Stage!