Coming Soon: Critically Kinaesthetic: Performing Bodied of Political Engagement

CRITICALLY KINAESTHETIC: PERFORMING BODIES OF POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT ( is the third annual York University Theatre & Performance Studies graduate student symposium, in collaboration with the Graduate Programs in Dance and Dance Studies, April 15–16, 2014. This interdisciplinary symposium will examine the body as both expressive, and generative, of political meaning. This symposium is presented in collaboration with the Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker Series, through which we welcome Erin Manning who will be delivering her keynote address “Choreographing the Political.”

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This Week: Scenes by Design 2014

Scenes by Design is showing this week in the Joseph G. Green Theatre in the Centre for Film and Theatre, with its opening on Weds. April 2nd at 11:30 a.m., and running as a gallery from April 2 - 5. See the work of Production and Design students from this year's Theatre@York Season, and work from their classes in costuming, scene painting, life drawing, set, lighting and costume design.

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Now Playing: “ROAD”

ROAD, by Jim Cartright and directed by Mark Wilson, features the BFA Acting class and the work of designers and production students from all levels of the Production and Design program. The show runs Tuesday Mar 25 - Sat Mar 29. For More info on the show, see the event listing.


Devised Theatre Festival 2014

The 4th year Devised Theatre class has been working all year to bring you 3 exceptional, completely devised theatrical pieces, in March 2014. The class of 30 has been split up into 3 theatre companies working towards creating their own individual show for the DTF. A 4th group, called the Meta Group, will be focusing on areas of Production, Hair and Makeup, Fundraising and Publicity, as well as providing fresh opinions to the companies, becoming an "outside eye". The 3 companies are the afterimage collective, Theatre P.O.V, and Theatre Orenda. For more information, see the DTF page.

Spotlight On...

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Spotlight on Alumni: Aris Athanasopoulos

This month, actor Aris Athanasopoulos (BFA 2007) will be playing Spinoza in New Jerusalem by David Ives at the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company. In this spotlight, Aris shares stories of his career so far and his thoughts on what made his time at York special. While he's at it, he's got some great advice for current students, those about to graduate and recent alums.

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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.

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Spotlight on Alumni: Coyote Collective

Alumni (BA/BFA 2012) Susannah Mackay, Eric Welch, Blue Bigwood-Mallin and Max Tepper formed the Coyote Collective in 2012, after graduating from the Creative Ensemble and, for Tepper, the Acting Program. They catch up to tell us about the making of their company, their time at York, and their next production, Labour .

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Behind the scenes

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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.

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2nd Year Devised Theatre Trailer

Students from the 2nd year Devised Theatre class have created a video of highlights from their Community Theatre Project.

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