Behind the Scenes

A Theatre@York Year In Review: 2020/21

A 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. “The Antigone Play” by Tabia Lau, directed by David Jans …


Spotlight on Faculty: Jamie Robinson

Spotlight on Faculty: Jamie Robinson

Jamie Robinson, a native Torontonian, is our most recent addition to the full-time faculty in the Dept. of Theatre. Professor Robinson will be teaching Acting and Directing, and brings a wealth of experience to the department as an actor, director, creator, researcher, and advocate.


Spotlight on Faculty: Gwenyth Dobie

Spotlight on Faculty: Gwenyth Dobie

Gwenyth Dobie, Associate Professor (Movement, Devised Theatre) returned from her sabbatical having created a Woodland Farm Artist Residency on Salt Spring Island. Gwenyth catches us up on her directing projects and on the development of this special artist retreat in British Columbia in this month’s Spotlight on Faculty.


Spotlight on Staff: Christina Cicko

Spotlight on Staff: Christina Cicko

Production Coordinator Christina Cicko shares a bit of her backstory with details about her work as a Stage Manager and as a Lighting Designer.


Spotlight on Faculty: Ian Garrett

Spotlight on Faculty: Ian Garrett

Professor Ian Garrett who returned this year from a year on sabbatical, catches us up on all he did over his time away, and its impact on his research and teaching.


Spotlight on Faculty: Sean Robertson-Palmer

Spotlight on Faculty: Sean Robertson-Palmer

Sean Robertson-Palmer currently is a Sessional Assistant Professor in Performance Creation in the Dept of Theatre. He has been involved with the Kadozuke Kollektif theatre company on and off since its inception in 2006, participating in “The Gulliver Project,” “Figaro; His Marriage & the Fine Art of Dressmaking” and “The Sandman.” Sean also straddles the academic and the performative realms, combining his interdisciplinary performance with practice-based research. Read more about Sean’s current work, and discover the things that inspire him in this Spotlight on Faculty.