Current Season

DART Performances in 2023-24

Presented by the Department of Dramatic Arts, Brock University


DART 2023 Fall Mainstage production

Stupid F**king Bird
Written by Aaron Posner, Directed by Gyllian Raby


Con, Mash, Dev and Nina  grow up in the wilds of Ontario. Con rampages against the outdated theatre churned out by their mother’s generation by staging  this new play that is based on Chekhov’s classic– and triggers a chain reaction of Selfish Love Unrequited.

Mash rejects Dev to love Con, who loves Nina, who loves Visiting Celebrity Trigorin, who is partnered to Con’s Star of-Stage-and Screen mother Emma, who is enraged by her son Con– and around it goes, like families in actual life.

Stupid F**king Bird is a contemporary, and very funny, remix of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Adaptor Aaron Posner shows us why Chekhov always claimed his plays were comedies, despite his despair at society’s greedy ineptitude and the characters’ poignant tendency to self-destruct. As the characters wrestle with the disappointments of love, art, and growing up in the shadow of the Boomer generation, we, the audience, share Chekhov’s compassionate insight to the wreckage caused by ego and self-regard. This play, adapted to our own cultural vernacular,  is as relevant today as it was revolutionary in 1896.

The Stupid Bird  is still flapping one hundred and twenty-seven years after Chekhov changed notions of what theatre should be and do; Posner’s “sort of adaptation” will incite you to recharge the ways that love art and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness.


Friday, Oct 27 at 7: 30 p.m. – Opening night
Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, MIWSFPA
15 Artists Common, St. Catharines

Dramatic Arts Gimme Two Festival

Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

DART 4F56 – Performance in process show

December 8 & 9, 2023
Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, MIWSFPA

The Mysterious Mind of Molly McGillicuddy
Written and directed by Mike Griffin

DART Winter Mainstage Production

February 15 to 19, 2024

For many who are suffering from a brain injury the symptoms are often invisible and, as a result, hard for others to understand, regularly creating a long and lonely journey from event to recovery. The Mysterious Mind of Molly McGillicuddy, is a play that explores brain injury and related mental health issues through the styles of full-mask, puppetry, and physical theatre. Be witness to Molly McGillicuddy’s mild traumatic brain injury and her tumultuous journey back to health as she struggles to reconnect with her own identity, keep relationships, convince others of her lingering symptoms and navigate the darkness of mental health. Come join us for a unique experience as we explore non-verbal storytelling to create this visceral, imaginative and whimsical world.

Assistant Director – Abby Malcolm
Set and Costume Designer – Scott Penner
Lighting Designer – Chris Malkowski
Sound Designer – Gavin Fearon
Assistant Sound Designer – Hayley Bando
Props Designer/Builder – Danielle Wellen
Storyboard Artist – Rebecca Cowan
Sierra Pellizarri

Stage Manager – Marianne Vongboutdy
Assistant Stage Manager – Scott Young Yoo (Ryu)

Performance Ensemble:
Kaitlyn Boyer
Hayley King
Madeline Roddick
Zakk Milne
Abby Greenwell
Gianna Lupparelli Nash
Meg Dobson
Benoit St-Aubin
Simone Cinapari
Grace Labelle-Scott
Nathan Fagundo
Cal Webb Wilkinson
Sydney Alexander
Genevieve Batista
Deiondre Hall
Gabriela Queiros


People in a Graveyard Among Others at 3 a.m.

A DART student independent project

Welcome to Sunny Mount Cemetery and (more importantly) the afterlife! Follow Boo, Loo, and some other folks who are new through a hilarious journey of self-discovery, pain, love, hate, passion, and, of course, disco. This one-act student independent project promises to leave its audience cheering, laughing, and awesomely confused as it pushes the limits of what a play can be and challenges conventionality at every turn.

Show dates and times:
Friday, Sept. 1 at 7:30pm
Saturday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept 4 at 2 pm.

Seats are limited, to reserve seats ahead of time, please email:
Pay-what-you can at the door.