Theatre News

April 5, 2019

YorkU Theatre Students ‘Gramming Prince Hamlet

After seeing Why Not Theatre’s Prince Hamlet at Canadian Stage for a course on theatre criticism, students at York University posted Instagram reviews under the hashtag #alttheatrePH. Instructor and PhD student Signy Lynch introduces this critical experiment, and offers insight into its theoretical framework. To read the reviews you can search #alttheatrePH on Instagram.


Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre
March 11, 2019

Theatre@York presents Orlando and The Balcony

Theatre@York is proud to present two compelling contemporary plays exploring the intersection of identity and shame, Sarah Rulh’s Orlando and Jean Genet’s The Balcony, this March 24-30. Both shows will be staged in repertory in the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre.


Sarah Bay-Cheng Headshot
February 27, 2019

New dean appointed to the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Following an extensive national and international search, which attracted outstanding candidates, the search committee recommended the appointment of Professor Sarah Bay-Cheng to the position of dean. York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton is very pleased to announce that Professor Bay-Cheng has accepted our invitation to take up a five-year term as dean, commencing July 1.


Artistic rendering of the Rochdale Building
November 14, 2018

Theatre @ York presents rochdale

Celebrating the spirit of the rebel. This new play that gives voice to the youth, energy, and passion of the 1960s & resonates with students today.