Theatre News

Dora Award Statues
June 4, 2019

AMPD Faculty & Alumni recognized with Dora nominations for their contributions to the top shows of 2018-19

Now celebrating it's 40th anniversary, The Dora Mavor Moore Awards are Canada's longest-running professional theatre, dance and opera awards. The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts rolls out the red carpet Tuesday, June 25 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and many alumni from the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the hottest shows in Toronto last year. 


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.