• Theatre

  • Gwenyth Dobie

  • Associate Professor

  • Acting Area Coordinator

E gdobie@yorku.ca
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EDUCATION

Honours BA – University of Windsor, School of Dramatic ArtsGraduate Diploma – Centro Italiano Tecnica Alexander

BIOGRAPHY

Gwenyth Dobie, a certified Alexander Technique teacher and Yoga practitioner, teaches movement for actors and devised theatre in the Department of Theatre at York University. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Out of the Box Productions, a performance fusion company that creates original works integrating spoken text, dance, music and interactive technology. Her producing and directing credits include Opera Erotique, which toured in BC and was remounted in Toronto; The Third Taboo, which toured western Canada; Prior Engagement at Belfry Studio Theatre in Victoria, BC; Sound in Silence, which premiered at the Belfry in Victoria and the Theatre Centre in Toronto; and Bugzzz ~ A Cautionary Tale at Toronto’s Theatre Direct.

In my most recent creations, Is That You?, Chromesthesia, Disrupting Solitude and Rallentando, I have explored diverse methodologies of immersive, digital interactivity; while investigating the ecological and social influence of a natural setting on the creative process.

In September 2020, I completed the creation of an Artist Residency on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. With the research, development and creation of this Artist Residency, I aim to provide enormous opportunities to my students and colleagues at York, in Canada and internationally. This sanctuary will provide time and space to develop new works- supporting innovative design ideas, testing of music, movement and text ideas… pondering the effects of nature on art. All while residing in a place of beauty and peace.

To learn more: Visit www.outoftheboxproductions.ca

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