Global Savages with Barry Freeman and Matt Jones
Join Barry Freeman and Matt Jones for our first colloquium of 2014, where they will present their papers, “Radical Unstructuring in De-Ba-Jeh-Mu-Jig’s The Global Savages” and “Soldiers and/or Savages: Violence and Alterity in Canadian Theatre of the War on Terror”
Player to Player- The Hamlet Edition
Three Superb Actors – One Iconic Role
The second in a series during which actors converse about performing a major role.
Join celebrated actors Raoul Bhaneja, Ted Dykstra and Gord Rand as they speak, and interview each other, about the experience of tackling Hamlet. Live and without a net, the evening promises to be a freewheeling and provocative exchange about an actor’s processes, responsibilities, and challenges when taking on such a totemic role.
There is no admission, and audience participation in the form of questions and answers, as well as a lightly catered reception, will close out the event. Click here for more information.
Moderator: Martin Julien. Estimated running time: 90 minutes
Festival of Original Theatre “Breaking the Body’s Boundaries” http://foot2014.wordpress.com
Drama Centre, 214 College Street
Co-Artistic Directors Allison Leadley and Kelsy Vivash are pleased to announce that this February, 2014 marks the 22nd anniversary of the annual Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT) at The University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies. This year’s conference theme is “Breaking the Body’s Boundaries.”
The keynote address this year will be delivered by Dr. Amelia Jones (Seeing Differently: A History and Theory of Identification and the Visual Arts; Self/Image: Technology, Representation, and the Contemporary Subject; Body Art/Performing the Subject). U.K performance artist Millie Brown (Nexus Vomitus; Muted Chronology; video installation for Lady Gaga’s The Monster Ball Tour) will also be in attendance to perform and produce an original work.
Registration is now open! Visit http://foot2014.wordpress.com for a complete schedule of events.
Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, Pontedera, Italy
Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto, Italy
The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies will welcome the Open Program for a series of lively and wide-ranging events.
Nostos: Encounters with the Open Program will feature performances, public discussions, classroom visits, and professional masterclasses, culminating with a symposium exploring the shared experience of the residency. CDTPS is partnering with the Jackman Humanities Institute, students, and faculty from across our three campuses, local artists, activists, and community groups, to generate a series of encounters and potential discoveries through performance and dialogue.
Registration for the MasterClass is now open until Dec. 15th visit http://nostosencounters.wordpress.com/registration/
Undergraduate Resource Show
The Cast Party After The Production Formally Known As Mrs. Dalloway by Virgina Woolf
Directed by Banuta Rubess
Tickets $15 General $10 Students
6 for 6 is also being offered. RSVP with a group of 6 and pay only $6 for each ticket!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your tickets now!
Bouquets of flowers, a stroll in the park, windows flung open, intrusive memories, tea and cakes, a sudden death, a party, what was that sound in the street? On a June day in 1923, in an England still reeling from the experience of war, the lives and thoughts of a group of Londoners overlap, intermingle, and converge. You are cordially invited to witness a performative adaptation of Virgina Woolf’s stream-of-consciousness novel Mrs. Dalloway.
Modern Drama Symposium
Thursday, March 20 2:30-5:30pm
Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College Street
A symposium sponsored by the journal Modern Drama.
Soyica Colbert (Georgetown University),
Avishek Ganguly (Rhode Island School of Design),
Ken Hirschkop (University of Waterloo), and
Martin Meisel (Columbia University)
A short reception will follow the day’s events at 5:30pm. For a detailed schedule or to view bios and abstracts of participating panelists, visit textethicsperformance.wordpress.com
Chat Series with Markus Öhrn
April 4 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Robert Gill Theatre
Markus Öhrn is a Swedish visual artist, born in 1972. He graduated from the Masters of Fine Art programme at Konstfack in Stockholm in 2008. Markus works mainly with video installations and his work has been exhibited both in Sweden and internationally. His video installation Magic Bullet was last shown at the Museum of Modern Art Stockholm, 2011 and at Volksbühne Berlin, 2012.
At this months chat Markus will discuss how he brings visual art to the theatre in Conte d’amour, the first theatre performance he has directed, to invent a stage language of evocative words, multiple viewpoints, and live and recorded images.
April 22nd 2:00pm – 4:00pm in the Robert Gill Theatre
Professor Hans-Ties Lehmann is one of the most influential theatre scholars of our time. A leading expert on Brecht, Heiner Müller, and their legacy, and past president of the International Brecht Society, Prof. Lehmann is best known for his groundbreaking study Postdramatic theatre (1999), which has been translated into more than twenty languages. His
talk will draw from his just-published new book, Tragödie und Dramatisches Theater (Tragedy and Dramatic Theatre).
Two medieval plays about love and sex: presented by Poculi Ludique Societas
Performances: April 25th 8:00pm/ April 26th 8:00pm/ April 27th 2:00pm
Directors Charlotte Steenbrugge (Lancelot of Denmark) and Adam Nashman (Of Winter and Summer) together with PLS Artistic Director Linda Phillips and a lively, talented cast of actors, bring to life two wonderful plays from the Netherlands c. 1400 (translated from Middle Dutch into modern English). Lancelot of Denmark is one of very few surviving medieval European romance plays. It was a very popular play at the time and continued to be performed from the 14th through to the 18th century. Unusually for a medieval (or modern) romance, it features a lovesick anti-hero and a strong female protagonist, with an unexpected plot twist. Of Winter and Summer is part of a widespread and long-lived tradition depicting the battle between the two seasons. It is also a wonderfully funny play in which the two seasons and their ‘gangs’ argue about which is the best time for lovemaking!
In conjunction with the plays, the Centre for Performance Studies in Early Theatre will present a symposium on Saturday April 26 from 11 am to 5 pm in the Robert Gill Theatre: Love, Sex and Romance in Early Drama *
Venue: Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College Street, Toronto (3rd floor, St George St entrance)
Tickets: $20 / $15 senior / $10 student
Box Office: 416 978-7986
The Art of Directing: A Symposium
June 7 9:00am-6:00pm in West Hall, University College, 15 Kings College Circle
The symposium will include a number of panels that focus on direction in it’s many forms with presentations from directors from all over the world, including Eric Binnie, Norbert Kentrup, Ken Gass, Djanet Sears, and Atom Egoyan. For a complete schedule of panels and presenters, click here.
To rsvp to this event, go to www.celebratingpeterstein.weebly.com
June 6th – June 10th, 2014
Join us in a celebration of critically acclaimed German theatre, film, and opera director Peter Stein, as he is awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Toronto. A list of events is as follows:
June 6th at 8pm Stein on Stein: A Retrospective of the Theatre of Peter Stein
Stein discusses his career and ideas on theatre in conversation with Buddies in Bad Times Artistic Director Brendan Healey.
Venue: The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St W. Admission is free. RSVP at celebratingpeterstein.weebly.com
June 7th – 9:00am to 6:00pm The Art of Directing: A Symposium
International and Canadian theatre practitioners and academics will discuss the art of directing, with an opening discussion between Peter Stein and Atom Egoyan. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. List of panels and panelists can be found here
Venue: West Hall, University College, 15 Kings College Circle
June 8th at 1:30pm Directing for the Operatic Stage: Peter Stein & Alexander Neef
Venue: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St West
Peter Stein and Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company take a look back at Stein’s four-decade career and screen highlights of his productions of Pelleas et Melisande, Moses und Aron, and Die Nase.
Tickets are on sale now at tiff.net/specialevents
June 10th at 8:00pm The University of Toronto presents Peter Stein in Faust Fantasia
Venue: Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. West
Faust Fantasia evokes the spirit of the original performance of Stein’s staging of Goethe’s Faust I and II which took two years to produce and twenty one hours to perform. This time in an intimate recital for voice and piano, with Stein as narrator and Giovanni Vialetti on piano, it will be a night you won’t want to miss.
Admission is free. RSVP online at celebratingpeterstein.weebly.com