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March 30, 2014

York theatre students behind Little Black Afro Theatre’s community arts development project “Muse”

Written and directed by York theatre and English student Veronica Appia, "Muse" combines visual and performing art to create a new theatrical experience: “gallery theatre”. Read more

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March 21, 2014

Theatre @ York takes a haunting, hilarious walk down Jim Cartwright’s “Road”

Famously described it as "Coronation Street with vomit, excrement and used contraceptives" British playwright Jim Cartwright’s biting black comedy "Road" takes audiences on an unforgettable journey... Read more

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February 17, 2014

Theatre prof Michael Greyeyes premieres new dance/theatre work about the toll of war

Theatre Professor Michael Greyeye premieres his dance/theatre production "A Soldier’s Tale" at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Feb 20-22. It explores the effect of war on two soldiers – a veteran of... Read more

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February 07, 2014

Canada’s leading black theatre company archives its materials at York

York theatre graduate Melanie Hague took her prof's advice and donated posters, programs, costume sketches and other records from Obsidian Theatre Company to York University's archives. Read more

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January 15, 2014

Edgy interdisciplinary production of “The Beggar’s Opera” rocks York U

Crime. Corruption. Social inequality. And a very messy love triangle. Theatre, music, dance and digital media converge in this bold new take on an 18th century stage sensation. Read more

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November 05, 2013

Theatre @ York re-imagines “The Stronger Variations” directed by Allyson McMackon

Theatre @ York presents a new imagining of "The Stronger Variations", a theatrical investigation of the nature of betrayal, desire, love and loyalty, directed by York alumna Allyson McMackon, artistic... Read more

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October 25, 2013

York's Faculty of Fine Arts to establish two new Canada Research Chairs in interdisciplinary digital media

The Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for new Canada Research Chairs in digital performance and interactive information visualization. Read more

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September 30, 2013

Fine Arts Teaching Awards celebrate faculty excellence

Recognizing excellence in teaching is a longstanding tradition in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Film Professor Sharon Hayashi and Theatre Professor Ian Garrett were honoured at the 16th annual Fine Arts... Read more

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September 25, 2013

York MFA Theatre Program and Canadian Stage welcome new directorial talent and celebrate grad success

York's MFA Program in Theatre - Stage Direction in Collaboration with Canadian Stage welcomes rising artists Estelle Shook and Matjash Mrozewski as inaugural graduates Ker Wells and Ted Witzel helm... Read more

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September 11, 2013

York talent abounds at Stratford and Shaw Festivals

From starring roles to set, sound and costume design, York faculty and grads are lending their talent to Canada's premier theatre festivals. Read more