Ph.D. graduate Signy Lynch wins Governor General’s Gold Medal For nearly 150 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. They are awarded to the student graduating with the highest average from a high school from an approved college or university program. This year, Ph.D. graduate Signy […]
Alum Emma Ferreira joins Rob Lowe’s new Netflix comedy 2021 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) Rising Star award recipient, Emma Ferreira (BFA), is joining the cast of Rob Lowe’s Unstable alongside Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live), Sian Clifford (Fleabag) and John Owen Lowe (Holiday in the Wild) in the new Netflix comedy. Unstable follows an introverted […]
Photo by Dahlia Katz Alum Mel Hague named Artistic Director for Toronto’s Factory Theatre The Factory Theatre Artistic Director Search Committee appointed acclaimed dramaturge and AMPD Theatre alum Mel Hague (BA ’09, MFA’ 11) Artistic Director of Factory Theatre. Hague will take over for AMPD’s Prof. Nina Lee Aquino, who is preparing to helm the NAC English […]
Prior to the pandemic, Ian Garrett, an associate professor of ecological design for performance in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, would work with York International each summer to take a group of students to a theatre festival such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe or Prague Quadrennial to experience theatre design with an […]
Is musical theatre an event, a sound — or something else? This year, the 2022 Grammy Award for best musical theatre album went to a show that originated as a TikTok smash hit: The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical by duo Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear.
AMPD’s Top 10 Moments of 2021 2021 had its challenges. From adapting to online learning to navigating being back on campus for the first time in our new normal. Still, it was a year of excitement, progress and resilience. As we enter 2022, let’s reflect on just some of the many moments that made 2021 […]
TERRY Talks: Tinsel Town, Tropes and the Indigenous Experience Fresh off his Canadian Screen Award win, star Prof. Michael Greyeyes is ready to dive into Hollywood’s media-making machine and the ways Indigenous artists are reclaiming narrative sovereignty. Created by Michael Shur (The Office, Parks and Recreation), Ed Helms (The Hangover) and Sierra Teller Ornelas (Superstore, Brooklyn […]