2016-17 Season Advisory Panel

We are delighted that the following artist/scholars have joined our Advisory Panel for the 2016-17 season, which has the thematic focus Extraordinary Lives: Difference and Ability. Sage Willow Sage Willow is a local multidisciplinary queer non-binary Deaf artist and educator. Aside from their community work, they also provide performance interpreting in ASL for the local community,  […]

York U Theatre Alumni at the Doras

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards are presented annually to honour outstanding theatre, dance, and opera productions. This year’s gala takes place Monday June 27 at Harbourfront Centre. York University students, faculty and alumni received over 24 nominations, recognizing their remarkable talent and contributions to Toronto’s vibrant arts scene.

The acclaimed double bill Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom, a Canadian Stage production collaboration with the Department of Theatre racked up seven nominations, including Outstanding Production and Outstanding Direction for Matjash Mrozewski and Estelle Shook, who took the helm as part of their MFA in Directing in Collaboration with Canadian Stage.

Professor Teresa Przybylski received two nods – Outstanding Scenic Design for Hedda Gabler with and Outstanding Costume Design for The Death of the King.

Click here for a list of York University connected nominations.

Spotlight on Alumni: Katharine Noyes

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.

Spotlight on Alumni: Emilio Vieira

Emilio Vieira graduated York University in 2014 with a BFA from the Acting Conservatory. That summer he performed in Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in High Park, as Lucius in Titus Andronicus directed by Keira Loughran and as Charles the Wrestler/Lord Amiens in As You Like It directed by Nigel Shawn Williams. From there Emilio continued to pursue work in classical […]