Theatre@York Year in Review: 2020/21

How do you teach and produce theatre in a pandemic? The York University Department of Theatre explored various models this year as we worked remotely, collaboratively, and eventually, in person. Come look back with us as we start looking towards the future.


Canadian Stage and the Department of Theatre at York University

Emma Ferreira, Rose Napoli, Helen Taylor, Jamie Robinson and Allan Louis in Much Ado About Nothing, part of Shakespeare in High Park. DAHLIA KATZ

After five successful cohorts, Theatre at York University and Canadian Stage will no longer be accepting applications for the joint MFA Program in Stage Direction and will retire this program with the conclusion of the current student cohort.

Building from this successful program, however, Theatre at York and Canadian Stage are developing a new collaboration that will aim to expand opportunities for experiential education in theatre. This evolution of the partnership will integrate existing programs at York with professional opportunities at Canadian Stage, with particular focus on cultivating talent among emerging BIPOC theatre artists. We look forward to providing professional experiences to York Theatre students in the future.


Guiding Principles

For Theatre@York season selection and guest artist invitations

Theatre @ York is committed to diversifying its seasons to reflect the plurality of our students’ lived experiences. To that end, we are working to develop a series of guiding principles to inform our decision-making about the specific plays/performances/guest artists we program each season.