UPDATE: Winter Planning in AMPD

    To the AMPD Community: I hope this message finds you healthy and safe as we all continue to endure the challenges of COVID-19. If you’re reading this, you’ve already achieved more than many thought possible. You’ve continued learning or teaching in courses that we might never have envisioned could be offered in online/remote […]

Theatre@York 2020/21 Season

We have a dynamic Theatre @ York season planned. The Ashley Plays will kick things off with a bang on October 25 with a series of site-specific plays from the third and fourth year playwriting class (presented remotely). In late November, we will produce two specially commissioned online plays by Aaron Jan and Tabia Lau, directed by faculty member […]

Stories of Northern Ontario & “The Ashley Plays”

‘THE ASHLEY PLAYS’  PREMIERE THIS SUNDAY AT 1:00PM ON YOUTUBE — CLICK HERE TO SET A REMINDER The Ashley Plays are a series of short, original site-specific monodramas written and performed by the playwrights in “THEA 4920: Playwriting & New Play Dramaturgy”. In collaboration with class dramaturgs and Course Director Judith Rudakoff, the playwrights create […]

Guiding Principles

For Theatre@York season selection and guest artist invitations Theatre @ York is committed to diversifying its seasons to reflect the plurality of our students’ lived experiences. To that end, we are working to develop a series of guiding principles to inform our decision-making about the specific plays/performances/guest artists we program each season. Our goal is […]

AMPD’s Commitment to Equity

Dear AMPD colleagues, students, alumni, faculty, staff and community partners: I hope this message finds you and your families and communities in good health and spirits during the current circumstances. I know that the conditions necessitated by COVID-19 have lasted much longer than expected and I am grateful for your continued resilience and widespread generosity […]

Live Theatre Returns to Toronto with ‘Alphonse’ in the Park

All over the world the theatre industry has been rocked by shutdowns and complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After 5 months of silent stages and empty playhouses, the city of Toronto will see a return to some semblance of normalcy with live outdoor productions of Alphonse, produced by Theaturtle and Shakespeare in Action. Directed […]

Congratulations to our 2020 Dora Nominees

We congratulate all of our AMPD community who were nominated at the 2020 Dora Mavor Moore Awards! Theatre Weyni Mengesha (BFA 2005): Artistic Director, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Direction, A Streetcar Named Desire, Soulpepper Theatre Company Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu (BA 2010): Director, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Direction, The Brothers Size, Soulpepper Theatre Company Michael Ayres (BFA 2012): […]