The play Lizardboy by alumnus Víctor Gómez (MFA Acting 2011) will be featured in a new collection of plays from Playwrights Canada Press, Fronteras Vivientes: Eight Latina/o Canadian Plays, edited by Natalie Alvarez. This is the first anthology to showcase the work of established and emerging Latina/o Canadian playwrights.
We are pleased to announce that the Graduate Program in Theatre Studies at York is now the Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies. The change in program and degree name to Theatre and Performance Studies represents the culmination of a multi-year review process that has included the revision of our program sub-fields of specialization, changes to degree requirements, the arrival of new faculty, and the expansion of the graduate program membership to include colleagues from numerous departments across the university. For more information, please visit our program website.
The Second Annual York University Department of Theatre Graduate Symposium on Theatre and Performance
The symposium includes work by scholars and activists engaged in the study of a range of street performances and other public acts of social engagement. The day will open with a keynote talk by Jan Cohen-Cruz (Syracuse University) and Morgan Jenness (Fordham University), and will close with a roundtable discussion on current approaches to and challenges of street performance. All events are free and open to the public. This one-day event is scheduled for April 26 2013, 9:30am-6pm. streetperformanceyork.wordpress.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography invites you to attend a two-day event, April 10-11, 2013 in the Joseph G. Green Theatre, Centre for Film and Theatre, at York University, curated by Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston, Dara Culhane, Denielle Elliott, Cristina Moretti, Laura Levin, and Marlis Schweitzer.
The event will include a Keynote Lecture by Dr. Andrew Irving (University of Manchester), and a symposium on Imaginative Ethnography. The symposium will bring together scholars, students and artists/scholars in reimagining what forms our ethnographic practices might take.
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Playwrights from the 2011-2012 THEA 4290 Playwriting and Developmental Dramaturgy class have been having ongoing meetings to read their developing playwriting work. They continue to meet under the name "5290" on a regular basis.
Kristen Hager (BFA 2005), has been acting in Canada and the US for the past eight years working with such A listers as Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy in Wanted, or playing a werewolf on Being Human on SPACE. We catch up with her and get some advice for students about to graduate...
Stephanie Jung (BFA 2007) talks about her experience as an actor since graduating from the York program, with highlights such as Chi Chi the Panda in Teletoon's Life's a Zoo, to Necessary Angel/Luminato's Tout Comme Elle.
Highlights from this year's showcase of work by Production and Design students held in the Joseph G. Green Theatre from March 25 - 28 in this gallery of photos taken by Professor Teresa Przybylski.
Presented on April 8, 2103, the graduating BFA Actors performed their Archetype Projects, solo shows that the students create over the Winter semester, supervised by Professor David Smukler. You can see videos of the actors ina Vimeo "Album" of the performances.