Gwenyth Dobie is an Associate Professor at the Department of Theatre. She teaches movement for actors and devised theatre. Last year, she directed the Theatre @ York production of The Beggar’s Opera. This year, she is on sabbatical and working on “Butterfly: a study interactive” and her next complete work “Rallentando- a restoration”
Hamletmachine concluded a successful sold-out run on November 15. Congratulations to the cast and crew of on a job well done! If you didn't get a chance to see the show, we can offer you the next best thing: View performance photos, the development of the production, and a fun time-lapse sequence of the strike.
On Tuesday, September 15th, the Acting Conservatory, Devised Theatre, and MFA Theatre students came together in the Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre to perform the 27th annual Gathering Project. Rehearsals for this performance take place during the first week of classes, and the show only runs for one night. What is the Gathering Project?
Critically Kinaesthetic: Performing Bodies of Political Engagement is the third annual York University Theatre & Performance Studies Graduate Student Symposium, in collaboration with the Graduate Programs in Dance and Dance Studies. This interdisciplinary symposium, running April 15–16, 2014, examines the body as both expressive, and generative, of political meaning. The symposium is presented in collaboration with the Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker Series, through which we welcome Erin Manning as keynote speaker with her talk on “Choreographing the Political”.
Scenes by Design is showing this week in the Joseph G. Green Theatre in the Centre for Film and Theatre, with its opening on Weds. April 2nd at 11:30 a.m., and running as a gallery from April 2 – 5. See the work of Production and Design students from this year’s Theatre@York Season, and work from their classes in costuming, scene painting, life drawing, set, lighting and costume design.
ROAD, by Jim Cartright and directed by Mark Wilson, features the BFA Acting class and the work of designers and production students from all levels of the Production and Design program. The show runs Tuesday Mar 25 – Sat Mar 29. For More info on the show, see the event listing.
This month, actor Aris Athanasopoulos (BFA 2007) will be playing Spinoza in New Jerusalem by David Ives at the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company. In this spotlight, Aris shares stories of his career so far and his thoughts on what made his time at York special. While he’s at it, he’s got some great advice for current students, those about to graduate and recent alums.
The 4th year Devised Theatre class has been working all year to bring you 3 exceptional, completely devised theatrical pieces, in March 2014. The class of 30 has been split up into 3 theatre companies working towards creating their own individual show for the DTF. A 4th group, called the Meta Group, will be focusing on areas of Production, Hair and Makeup, Fundraising and Publicity, as well as providing fresh opinions to the companies, becoming an “outside eye”. The 3 companies are the afterimage collective, Theatre P.O.V, and Theatre Orenda. For more information, see the DTF page.