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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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WAR IN SLOW MOTION: Macbeth

The chilling ring of swords lights up Rehearsal Room 128. Young men in jeans and girls in hoodies perfectly execute a slow-motion war scene after only one full day of fight choreography. And as we all watch from the side of the room, the jeans and hoodies refuse to matter. It looks unreal. I’m the […]

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Alumnus Andy Cohen in The Hunchback!

Every so often, a show comes along that you are proud to be a part of, which you feel makes you a better person, by getting to speak those words and wear that vest and glue your eyebrows; a show where you go to bed at night wanting morning to come so badly so you […]

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BIG F.O.O.T. IN TORONTO

~ A Guest Post by Theatre Studies M.A. student Katrina Dunn: Conferences are ‘showtime’ for academics. Here discourse, original thought, scholarly discipline and mastery of language are suddenly translated into a performance event with its own set of aesthetic rules, modes of hierarchical positioning, and systems of feedback and judgement. It’s a site of community […]

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