Plays

  • MEDEA

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    click on the poster above to download your own copy. Medea Media Release: download here (PDF)

    by Euripides
    directed by Natalie Alvarez. scenography by David Vivian.

    November 13, 14, 15, 2008 @ 7:30 p.m.
    November 14, 2008 @ 11:30 a.m. 
    Student Matinee

    An ancient Greek tragedy crashes against the shores of modern life and lingers in televised ruins.

    A riveting retelling of Euripides’ Medea set in a multi-media talk-show environment, with a musical guest appearance, live cameras, and haunting visual effects.

    Backstage Workshop, Performance, and Talk-Back Package:
    Student groups can book a Medea field-trip package that begins with a pre-show workshop led by members of the Medea creative team, faculty, and students of the Department of Dramatic Art’s Drama in Education and Society Stream.
    see here for more information: Medea Field Trip package (PDF)

    Medea Teaching Module:
    A series of thematic topics followed by discussion questions and exercises that high school teachers may use in preparation for their field trip to the Department of Dramatic Art’s production of Medea.
    download here: Medea Workshop (PDF)

    Medea promo for students (PDF file)


    Media:

    Watch the slideshow for Medea featuring images from the production and narration provided by Natalie Alvarez, the Director of Medea:

     

    Listen to the Director of Medea, Natalie Alvarez, introduce you to the show:

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  • DART 2008-09 Season

    DART's 2008-09 season

    DART’s 2008/2009 season!

    November 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2008:
    Medea
    by Euripides
    . . . an ancient Greek tragedy crashes against the shores of modern life and lingers in televised ruins . . .
    Directed by Natalie Alvarez
    Designed by David Vivian

    February 12th, 13th, and 14h, 2009:
    Smash!
    Anarchic Comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher
    based on the novel by Bernard Shaw
    Directed by Gyllian Raby

    Come join us!

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  • The Skriker

    skriker186lowresby Caryl Churchill
    directed by David Fancy, scenography by Kelly Wolf.

    Set in the throes of contemporary environmental degradation, Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker features the Earth speaking back to human beings in terrifying ways. Join the haunting!

    We have developed a Study Guide about the production – click on the link below: (be sure to use a recent version of Acrobat Reader)

    Study Guide for The Skriker

    February 14, 15, 2008 @ 7:30 p.m.
    February 16, 2008 @ 2:00 p.m.

    There is a Student Matinee at 11:30 AM on Friday, February 15, 2008. Please contact Marie Balsom for more information, at 905-688-5550 x 4765; e-mail: mbalsom@brocku.ca

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  • Marat/Sade

    ms-finaldv-th-web-copy(The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade)
    by Peter Weiss
    directed by Virginia Reh, scenography by David Vivian.

    Set in the asylum in 1808, Sade’s drama is about the assassination of the populist revolutionary Jean Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday. This incident is viewed through the lens of Sade’s exploration of sexual excess and physical cruelty. In Brechtian fashion, the story is continually interrupted and analyzed. At the heart of Sade’s drama is the debate between himself as the author and his character Marat, who is played by another inmate.

    We have developed a Study Guide incorporating information and ideas about the historical context of the play as well as our directorial and scenographic direction to this production. Click on the link below: 

    Study Guide for Marat/Sade

    v. 16.11.07; Updates will be posted as available.

    November 15, 16, 17, 2007, @ 7:30 p.m.

    The Assistant Director has set up a Facebook Event Page for the project. Click here.

     

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