Don Rubin, whose specialization is Theatre Studies—in particular aesthetics, criticism, Canadian theatre, and modern drama—has been teaching in the Dept. of Theatre since it’s very first days. He sat down to discuss his work, how he came to York, and the response to the conference on the Shakespeare Authorship Question that he hosted this Fall.
Designer, producer, administrator and York Theatre professor Ian Garrett discusses sustainability and his work this summer in Cardiff, Wales and Edinburgh, Scotland, and the impact his research is having on the practice of sustainable theatre, and the thought that “Going to the theatre IS good for the environment!”
Acting-Directing Professor Ines Buchli‘s production of Patricia Gruben’s new play The Secret Doctrine is being mounted from Tuesday to Saturday (July 2 to 6) at Simon Fraser University Woodward’s Theatre in Vancouver, BC. The play deals with an investigation into 19th-century occultist Helena Blavatsky, played by Vancouver actor Gabrielle Rose (pictured).
Eric Armstrong, who teaches voice, speech, accents and text in the BFA and MFA Acting programs, works in the field of accent and dialect design for Theatre, Film and Television. He shares his process on Buddies in Bad Times current production of Daniel MacIvor’s new play, Arigato, Tokyo.
Judith has worked as a dramaturg for conventional forms of theatre as well as genre-defying performance events. In this article, she discusses what a dramaturg does and gives some insight into her recent work with transgender performance artist Nina Arsenault.
Faculty member and movement specialist Erika Batdorf updates us on her sabbatical experiences in Bali, where this month she’s been studying a dance form called Topeng.
Movement teacher Gwen Dobie shares the story of her research into “Heart Yoga” and its application to her teaching practice.
New Theatre Studies professor Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston talks about her research interests doing performance ethnography with Polish Roma women, and her first months of teaching at York.
New Production/Design faculty member Ian Garrett takes a moment to answer our questions about his creative work and research, his return to teaching and what the future might hold for him here at York
Gwen Dobie is an Associate Professor in York University’s Fine Arts Program in the Faculty of Theatre. Her focus is as a teacher in the Acting area.