Scenes by Design Opens this Week with the Companion Redux Project

The Theatre Department's annual exhibition showcasing the work of the Design and Production area, Scenes by Design, opens on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Joseph G Green Theatre. We are

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Little Black Afro gives Voice to Youth and Gives Back to Community.

Little Black Afro Theatre (LBA), the innovative new Toronto-based Theatre Company made up of York Alumni are committed to giving voice to young, emerging theatre artists while giving back to the

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Get Ready for the 2015 Devised Theatre Festival this week!

Devised Theatre Festival 2015 presents an evening of three original, one-act performances exploring conflicts in relationships between family, friends, and oneself. Join us in ACE 207 March 25th - 28th!... Read more

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Join us for Ted Hughes’s Tales From Ovid

A selection of tales from Ted Hughes's Tales From Ovid. This epic by former British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes features thrilling stories of literal human transformation, dramatic acts of violence, and

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Theatre and Performance Studies Faculty Release Four New Books

Professors Alberto Guevara, Laura Levin, Judith Rudakoff, and Marlis Schweitzer have new books since the beginning of the year. These four volumes cover Nicaragua's ongoing social drama; site-specific

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playGround 2015 opens February 10th

York University’s 23rd Annual playGround Festival is well on its way to being one of the most exciting yet! The festival is spread out over four days (Tuesday, February 10th – Friday, February 13th),

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Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of Oh What a Lovely War!

Join Theatre @ York in honoring the 100 year anniversary of World War I in Joan Littlewood’s Oh What A Lovely War, directed by Master of Fine Arts Directing student Autumn Smith and featuring the MFA

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Howard Barker’s The Ecstatic Bible directed by Matjash Mrozewski in ACE 207

The Ecstatic Bible by Howard Barker is an epic tale featuring over 65 characters who find themselves in extraordinary situations of extreme violence, horror and suffering, but also full of dark humour

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Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Hamletmachine”

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

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The Gathering Project Launches the 2014/2015 Theatre Season @ York

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.

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Critically Kinaesthetic: Performing Bodied of Political Engagement

Critically Kinaesthetic: Performing Bodies of Political Engagement is the third annual York University Theatre & Performance Studies Graduate Student Symposium, in collaboration with the Graduate

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This Week: Scenes by Design 2014

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... Read more

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Now Playing: “ROAD”

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... Read more

Devised Theatre Festival 2014

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... Read more

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Professor Peter McKinnon Awarded Golden Pen Award by USITT

The U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology has just announced that Peter McKinnon’s book World Scenography 1975-1990 has won the Golden Pen Award for 2013 as the most significant book on stage design... Read more

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On Stage: The Stronger Variations

Director/creator and part-time faculty member Allyson McMackon (MFA Acting 1992), artistic director of Theatre Rusticle, revisits her crucially acclaimed and dynamically imaginative work. The Stronger... Read more

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York – Canadian Stage collaboration on Shakespeare in High Park a Huge Success

Featuring the work of our MFA in Stage Direction in collaboration with Canadian Stage students, Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew drew all-time high record numbers of attendees. “We were doubly... Read more

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Macbeth and Taming of the Shrew Now Playing in High Park

MFA directors Ted Witzel and Ker Wells have been busy at the High Park amphitheatre staging their productions of Shakespeare's classic plays, which are a Canadian Stage production in collaboration with... Read more

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Víctor Gómez’s play “Lizardboy” Featured in New Collection

The play Lizardboy by alumnus Víctor Gómez (MFA Acting 2011) will be featured in a new collection of plays from Playwrights Canada Press, Fronteras Vivientes: Eight Latina/o Canadian Plays, edited by... Read more

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A New Name: The Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies.

We are pleased to announce that the Graduate Program in Theatre Studies at York is now the Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies. The change in program and degree name to Theatre and... Read more

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Performance in/and the Street

The Second Annual York University Department of Theatre Graduate Symposium on Theatre and Performance
The symposium includes work by scholars and activists engaged in the study of a range of street... Read more

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Imaginative Ethnography: A Symposium

The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography invites you to attend a two-day event, April 10-11, 2013 in the Joseph G. Green Theatre, Centre for Film and Theatre, at York University, curated by Magdalena... Read more

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DTF: Aragrad

At the depths of the human experience is the desire to survive. We spend our lives pushing through obstacles towards something bigger than ourselves. When we know that we have reached the end of this... Read more

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Scenes by Design 2013

The Production/Design Area of the Dept. of Theatre presents Scenes by Design its annual showcase of student work in lighting, props, costumes, scene painting, rendering, drawing, and sets. In the Joseph... Read more

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Theatre @ York presents Shakespeare's delightful tale of lovers and fairies in the Faire Fecan Theatre, directed by Alison Humphrey (MFA 2013). Come see the collaborative work of students from the... Read more

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DTF: The Quarter Life Crisis

The Quarter-life Crisis, a piece of “mockumentary” theatre, is a montage of events and ideas that surround Generation Y. Every scene is inspired by real events, people, movies, shows, cats, and... Read more

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Penumbra Collective presents EX WHY ZED. Bound in a bathroom, three selves know nothing of the outside world. In order to survive, they construct habits based on what they are taught by the shadows that... Read more

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3rd Year Unmounted: ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore

MFA Director Timothy Askew directs 3rd-year York Conservatory actors in the rarely produced controversial play ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford. First published in 1633, ‘Tis Pity She’s a... Read more

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The first show of the first Devised Theatre Festival is outLET, created, performed and produced by The Catalyst Project. outLET is a 50-minute multimedia experience that explores the consequences of... Read more

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3rd Year Devised Theatre: “Adapted”

The Third Year Devised Theatre students presented their Winter presentation Adapted March 12th, at 8:00 p.m. in ACE 207. The class was divided into four ensembles each looking at an adaptation of a... Read more

Just closed: Job by Oskar Kokoshka

The Third Year BFA Actors presented Job by Oskar Kokoschka, directed by Alison Humphrey (MFA Directing 2013), last week in CFT 139. Check out our photo gallery! Read more

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Fourth Year Devised Theatre Unmounted Nov 23 and 30

York University's very first Fourth-Year Devised Theatre class held their first workshop performances. Having been split into four different theatre companies this year, they've been working since... Read more

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Third Year Devised Theatre Unmounteds Perform Tonight!

York's Third Year Devised Theatre (DT) students have been hard at work in the studios for weeks to create their first publicly performed unmounted pieces to be presented on Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00... Read more

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Theatre @ York: “Wounds to the Face” Closes After an Exciting Run

Theatre @ York's 2012-13 Season opened Oct 23 with Howard Barker's Wounds to the Face, featuring the Fourth Year Acting ensemble, directed by South African director-teacher Geoffrey Hyland (MFA 1994).... Read more