Theatre News

September 7, 2017

AMPD talent at TIFF

AMPD talent shines at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which runs Sept. 7 to Sept. 17. Work by York University students, faculty and alumni is featured in a slew of films screening at TIFF.

August 11, 2017

Theatre students are living the dream at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Twenty York Theatre students are living the dream -- presenting shows they write, direct, perform and design themselves at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 4 to 28. From the challenges of being a millennial woman, to backstage love drama and the history of getting wasted, they bring three shows with many laughs and over the top energy to the largest arts festival in the world.

August 2, 2017

AMPD celebrates two Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients

Two AMPD PhD students have been named Vanier Scholars, receiving $50,000 annually for up to three years to support their research. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

June 8, 2017

Postdoctoral theatre scholar named Banting Fellow

Heather Fitzsimmons Frey will advance her research on 19th century amateur theatricals, working with contemporary youth to investigate the experience of Victorian girls participating in at-home performances.