Call for Black Theatre Students

Call for Student Participants 21 Black Futures  Seeding the Future A partnership between Obsidian Theatre Company, CBC Arts, York University, Brock University ** As part of Obsidian Theatre Company’s 21 Black Futures season, we are seeking 21 Black theatre students from across Canada to offer creative responses to 21 monodramas written, directed, and performed by […]

A Message in Honour of Black History Month

At the start of this February, I write to acknowledge and to celebrate Black History Month, a particularly important time for learning, reflection and action this year. Over the past year, calls to address anti-Black racism and to confront oppression have resonated throughout institutions and industries, invoking many necessary and overdue conversations in these areas […]

Dean Sarah Bay-Cheng Praises AMPD Community on RED FM

Praising AMPD Alumni, Students & Faculty On Thursday December 10 our dean, Sarah Bay-Cheng, appeared as a guest on 88.9 RED FM to discuss the challenges facing art schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University has risen to the challenge. Most notably, she […]

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 […]