Theatre News

York University's subway station in the winter, covered with snow.
November 2, 2020

UPDATE: Winter Planning in AMPD

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.

Garrett Ryan stands in a forest with yellow leaves in Northern Ontario
October 21, 2020

Stories of Northern Ontario & “The Ashley Plays”

The Ashley Plays are a series of short, original site-specific monodramas written and performed by the playwrights in THEA Playwriting & New Play Dramaturgy 4290. In collaboration with class dramaturgs and Course Director Judith Rudakoff, the playwrights create and evolve a play about a central character named “Ashley”. Each playwright has the artistic freedom to develop their own Ashley character. The playwrights are assigned a specific location (or site) in which their play takes place. Typically, the sites are located in the Centre for Film & Theatre, and on performance day, groups of audience members are led from site to site, to view the cycle of plays.

We spoke to Garrett Ryan, 4th year playwright, about The Ashley Plays, and his contributions.

Elizabeth Rex Guiding Principles
October 19, 2020

Guiding Principles

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.

AMPD's Commitment to Equity
September 1, 2020

AMPD’s Commitment to Equity

I hope this message finds you and your families and communities in good health and spirits during the current circumstances. I know that the conditions necessitated by COVID-19 have lasted much longer than expected and I am grateful for your continued resilience and widespread generosity shown by people throughout AMPD over the past six months.