Faculty, alumni & students in “The Dick Knost Show” at Toronto International Film Festival

UBC Dept of Theatre & Film Alumnus Bruce Sweeney (The Last Wedding) is the director of one of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival’s most talked about comedies “The Dick Knost Show”. Alumnus and Associate UBC Professor Tom Scholte stars in, and is a producer of, the film – and Adjunct Professor Rafi Spivak is […]
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Hamletmachine & Ophelia’s Red Sweater Dress

Ines Ortner (director and costume designer) approached me back in September with her designs of Ophelia’s big Act 5 dress, the Red Sweater Dress. I was immediately intrigued- a dress made out of over 25 knitted red sweaters, a train that limits actors’ movement and a cage around the head containing LED lights. Not something […]
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RHINOCEROS: Bound to Make a Lot of Dust

Rhinoceros first crash landed into my life (pun intended) on February 6th of 2012. I was sitting on my bed, and when the email pinged onto my screen it took a few deliberate moments for the slow smile to bloom on my face. I was going to Stage Manage Rhinoceros. I was going to be […]
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THE SECRET DOCTRINE

Our season of plays and classrooms have closed but UBC’s Frederic Wood Theatre is still hard at work as a laboratory. Theatre artists and scholars from four universities, along with students, actors and consultants have taken up residence in order to push the boundaries immersive audience experience with a workshop for a project called The […]
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Women in the Fray: Staging Macbeth

I’m in my third year at UBC, and in the intermediate year of the BFA Acting program – with one year left to go. Right now, we are gearing up to open Macbeth, a date that is fast approaching on March 22nd! I am playing Angus in Macbeth, a Scottish thane and warrior usually played […]
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