Behind the Scenes

4 Questions: Mary Spyrakis

Mary Spyrakis (York BFA 1986) runs the prop shop at Canadian Stage, where she has worked for twenty-two years. She has also worked at YPT, Tarragon, TWP, and continues to work for Studio 180 and Musical Stage.


PlayGround Artistic Directors Kat Francis and Mackenzie Taylor

Artistic Directors Kat Francis and Mackenzie Taylor The 25th Annual PlayGround Festival took place from the 7th of February till the 10th. We wanted people to find out more about the behind the scenes of the festival, so we met up with the Artistic Dir …


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 Sage Willow is a local multidisciplinary queer …


“Peeping” at Toronto Nuit Blanche

Theatre Prof Paul Lampert and course director Niki Landau’s  Theatre PANIK Art Project present PEEP, a live photography and performance-art drag show, at 2015 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto. Inspired by the original peep shows, when people gathered ar …


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. Scenes by Design offers an insider’s look at the creative w …


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. THE FRAGMENT COLLECTIVE: Two characters, Fear and Curiosity, lead the audience into a m …


Join us for Ted Hughes’s Tales From Ovid

A selection of tales from Ted Hughes’s Tales From Ovid. The blind folly of man forces divine transformation.  Come witness the spirit world as seen through the eyes of the blind prophet. This epic by former British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes features thr …


Meet the Playground Artistic Directors

As you may have heard, the 23rd Annual playground Festival is coming to the Joseph G. Green Theatre this week from Tuesday, February 10th to Friday February 13th, 2015. If you haven`t heard about it (are you living under a rock?!) please click HERE for …