Immersive audio experience takes listeners into the drug overdose crisis

For the past year, Cinema and Media Arts Professor Brenda Longfellow has been working with Darkfield, a U.K. theatre company specializing in immersive audio, and Crackdown, a monthly podcast covering the drug war through the eyes of drug user activists, to produce Intravene to plunge listeners into the heart of the overdose crisis in Vancouver.

Mel Hague named Artistic Director of iconic Toronto theatre

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 […]

Designing across hemispheres – sustainably

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 […]

2022 Dean’s Student Leadership Award recipients announced

2022 Dean’s Student Leadership Award recipients announced Dean Sarah Bay-Cheng is pleased to announce Film Production student Devki Patel and Music student Selwyn Tchang as the recipients of the 2022 Dean’s Student Leadership Award. While the adjudication committee received many excellent nominations, Patel and Tchang stood out as passionate and dedicated advocates for students across […]

Ian Garrett awarded Developing Strategic Research Frameworks for Sustainability and the Arts Scholarship

Ian Garrett awarded Developing Strategic Research Frameworks for Sustainability and the Arts Scholarship AMPD’s Ian Garrett, in partnership with Tarah Wright from Dalhousie University, has successfully received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada through the No Culture, No Future: Developing Strategic Research Frameworks for Sustainability and the Arts Scholarship. The […]

PODIUM 2022 unites Canada with help from Professor Karen Burke and Stephanie Martin

PODIUM 2022 unites Canada with help from Professor Karen Burke and Stephanie Martin From May 19 to 23, the PODIUM 2022 national biennial bilingual choral conference will be held online and in person in Toronto, Ontario. Planned by Choral Canada and Choirs Ontario, including AMPD’s own Professor Karen Burke and Stephanie Martin, PODIUM 2022 brings […]