Spotlight on Alumni: Kyle Morton

Since Graduation, Kyle Morton (BFA 2014 Production/ Design) has taken a different path than he expected: he’s traveling around North America selling Entertainment technology to theatres, concert venues, theme parks, any cool companies that entertain people!” In his spare timehe works as a lighting designer, mostly working with a very exciting Urban Dance Company called Breakin’ Ground, with whom he has produced two shows, Urban Legend and Urban Myth.

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: Fiorella Pennano

A theatre, film and television actor, Fiorella Pennano (BFA Acting 2013)  came to York as an international student and is now a real working professional. She was born in Lima, Peru and came to Toronto in 2009 for her BFA. She was nominated in 2010’s Toronto My Theatre Awards for Best Ensemble along her classmates for …

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 …

Spotlight on Alumni: Beryl Bain

Beryl Bain (BFA Acting 2005) is currently performing in The Grand Theatre, London’s production of The Mountaintop by Katori Hall to rave reviews. The play is a fictional account of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the famous American civil rights leader, on his last day on Earth before he was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, …