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.
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.
What better way to earn credit towards your theatre degree than by working as part of the team for Shakespeare in High Park?
"Bearing", co-created and co-directed by Indigenous artists Michael Greyeyes and Yvette Nolan, premieres at Toronto's Luminato Festival.
In the hours before the AMPD convocation June 19, Winters hosted an awards ceremony, giving out almost $2000 in scholarships and prizes.
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.
Director David di Giovanni offers a compelling contemporary take on the Swedish classic, setting the play in 2008 - a time of tremendous upheaval, in both hope and despair - with the protagonist as a war journalist coming to terms with her experiences.
The new Foster Studio Series features two plays that tap into the theme of Extraordinary Lives: Difference and Ability to explore longing, loss and self-identity.