Spotlight on Faculty

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


April 15, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Teresa Przybylski and Shawn Kerwin (audio)

Faculty members Teresa Przybylski and Shawn Kerwin met with Eric Armstrong to record an audio interview about their design work for The Stratford Festival’s 2017 season. Kerwin is designing Euripides The Bakkhai, directed by York aluma Jillian Keiley, while Przybylski is designing The Madwoman of Chaillot, by French playwright Jean Giraudoux, directed by Donna Feore.


Gwen Dobie
December 17, 2014

Spotlight on Faculty: Gwenyth Dobie

Gwenyth Dobie is an Associate Professor at the Department of Theatre. She teaches movement for actors and devised theatre. Last year, she directed the Theatre @ York production of The Beggar’s Opera. This year, she is on sabbatical and working on “Butterfly: a study interactive” and her next complete work “Rallentando- a restoration”


Don Rubin
January 15, 2014

Spotlight on Faculty: Don Rubin

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.


October 28, 2013

Spotlight on Faculty: Interview with Ian Garrett

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!”