playGround 2015 opens February 10th

York University’s 23rd Annual playGround Festival is well on its way to being one of the most exciting yet! The festival is spread out over four days (Tuesday, February 10th – Friday, February 13th), and is comprised of many short plays that are divided into two different series. You may be wondering, “What could all […]

Find out “Who is Ashley?” in the Ashley Plays on Sunday, October 26th

The Ashley Plays are an annual series of short monodramas written and performed by students in the Playwriting & New Play Dramaturgy 4290 class. Each playwright is required to write a monodrama inspired by their assigned site and several given circumstances. The short plays are then developed with class dramaturgs. These site-specific performances will take place in nine locations in the Centre for Film & Theatre. The audience will be led through the plays in two groups by guides from the Playwriting & New Play Dramaturgy 3290 class. The Ashley Plays contributor and publicity crew member Andrew Murdoch fills us in on this annual site specific theatrical event at York…

Hamletmachine Mines Shakespeare to Explore Anarchy, Freedom, and Violence

Hamletmachine, directed by Paul Lampert, is Theatre @ York’s first mounted show of the 2014/15 season. Written in 1977, Heiner Muller's postmodern drama is loosely based on Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Theatre@York's adaptation of the text explores revolutions and rebellions from the 1960s to the 2000s. Are there points in our lives when we are Hamlet, raging against the machine that we are a part of? What prompts these rebellions? How do we find identity through rebelling?

The Gathering Project Launches the 2014/2015 Theatre Season @ York

On Tuesday, September 15th, the Acting Conservatory, Devised Theatre, and MFA Theatre students came together in the Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre to perform the 27th annual Gathering Project. Rehearsals for this performance take place during the first week of classes, and the show only runs for one night. What is the Gathering Project?

Slideshow: ROAD

A gallery of photos from “ROAD” by Jim Cartwright, directed by faculty member Mark Wilson, featuring the graduating Acting ensemble, and students from all levels of Production and Design. Photos by Jeremy Mimnaugh.