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October 24, 2018

Spotlight on Alumni: Francesco Antonio

Francesco Antonio (BFA Acting 2017) has been very busy since graduating from the Theatre Department! His work in film, television and music, including his short film “Addiction,” has led Francesco to 4 awards and 9 nominations on the film festival circuit. Francesco joins us to share what was most important about his time at York, and how it impacts his working life today.


October 15, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Shawn Kerwin

Shawn Kerwin joins us to share her experience of her 2017-18 sabbatical, which saw her designing two important works in Newfoundland with director and York alumna Jillian Keiley, and participating as a full-time student in the “Institute without Boundaries.” Shawn shares stories of the 2 shows, and of her time in the IwB, and how they’ve changed the way she thinks about design.


James McKernan
September 29, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: James McKernan

Professor James McKernan, is a scenic carpenter and a professor at York University. He’sbuilt over 200 hundred shows which include: films, live theatre and dance, trade show displays and custom items for performance pieces. Along with his BFA in Theatre Production from York, James received a B.Ed. from OISE at U of T and started teaching at an arts high school in the GTA; from there he got my job at York. He still builds shows to support research, dabbles in sound design and production manages the odd show. Really, he just likes solving problems.


August 13, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Heather Fitzsimmons Frey

1) Who are you? Heather Fitzsimmons Frey (Photo: Jeremy Mimnaugh) My name is Heather Fitzsimmons Frey and I am a Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow at York.  I’m working with Marlis Schweitzer in Theatre Studies in Art, Media, Performance and Design. One of… View Article


July 25, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Erika Batdorf

Movement and Performance Creation teacher Erika Batdorf joins us this month to discuss her current work and research. She talks about the artists that inspire her, the architecture that moves her, and her plans for the year ahead, including her performance work.


July 7, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Marlis Schweitzer

Marlis Schweitzer 1. Who are you? I’m Marlis Schweitzer, and I’m a theatre and performance historian and love spending time in archives looking at scrapbooks, photographs, letters, and other documents from the nineteenth and early-twentieth century. Th… View Article


July 4, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Eric Armstrong

1. Who are you? Eric Armstrong in Singapore for the 2017 VASTA Conference. My name is Eric Armstrong, and I’m an associate professor in the Department of Theatre. When people ask me what I do, I like to tell people that “I teach actors how to use their… View Article


May 14, 2018

Spotlight on Alumni: Adriana Dimitri

Adriana Dimitri Adriana Dimitri (B.F.A Production and Design, 2013) has spent her time since graduation working as a stage manager in theatre and opera. She has also worked around the world at the Prague Quadrennial, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and T… View Article