On Saturday, March 19, student actors and directors gathered for a closed workshop reading of a new play by Governor General Award-winning playwright David Yee, with directing and dramaturgy support from Dora-award winning artist Nina Lee Aquino. Yee and Aquino have a long track record of developing new work with university and college students using …
Category Archives: Behind the Scenes
That’s a Wrap on “The Late Wedding”
From November 23rd-27th, 2021, Theatre@York presented Christopher Chen’s The Late Wedding, directed by Jamie Robinson, performed by the 4th year BFA Acting Conservatory, and designed, built, and produced by the students of Theatre Production & Design and the first-year Introduction to Stagecraft class. The Late Wedding was produced in person to be livestreamed online for …
Theatre@York 2021/22 Season Announcement
Join us for our Theatre@York 2021/22 season announcement from our Season Building Committee!
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. We realised many of our productions virtually, adapting plays or commissioning new plays, which we produced in either a live or pre-recorded digital streaming environment. …
(Re)Setting the Stage: The Past, Present, and Future of Casting Practices in Canada
Organized by York University Professors Jamie Robinson and Marlis Schweitzer with support from Ph.D. graduate student Marilo Nuñez and undergraduate students Dante Jemmott, Cassandra Henry, and Zoe Marin, professional theatre directors, playwrights, actors, educators, and students from across Canada joined together for a series of Zoom panel discussions organized across 2 days in May and …
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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
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
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
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
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.