Current Season

DART Performances in 2019-20

Presented by the Department of Dramatic Arts, Brock University

NEW IN 2019 Tickets for all performances are available online through Brock University Tickets
Please contact the Production Manager Brian Cumberland for assistance with ticket purchases and for all group ticket purchases.

Upcoming productions

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Fall Mainstage Production:

Orlando: by Virginia Woolf,
adapted by Sarah Ruhl

Presented by the Department of Dramatic Arts, Orlando is the story of a beautiful charismatic nobleman who has enjoyed a lifetime of adventures. After an encounter with a gypsy,Orlando sleeps for seven days, and wakes to live again – as a woman. A dreamy adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s famous tale.
Directed by David Fancy.

When: Oct. 25 and 26, 2019 — 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 27, 2019 — 2 p.m.
Nov. 1, 2019 — 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 2, 2019 — 7:30 p.m.

Where: 
Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, 15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines

Orlando: by Virginia Woolf,
adapted by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by David Fancy.
Assistant Director: Josh Leowen
Set Designer: James McCoy
Costume Designer: Kelly Wolf
Lighting Design: James McCoy
Projection Design: James McCoy
Audio Design: James Dengate
Dramaturge: Emily Clegg
Choreographer: Trevor Copp
Stage Manager: Frances Johnson
Asst Stage Manager TBD
Production Manager: Brian Cumberland
Technical Director: Gavin Fearon
Head of Wardrobe: Roberta Doylend
Construction Head: Ed Harris
Wardrobe Assist. Avery Delaney

CAST:

*Paige Hunt-Harman — ORLANDO
*Sid Malcolm — SASHA / CHORUS
*Taj Crozier — QUEEN ELIZABETH / OTHELLO / PRIEST / CHORUS
*Nathan Rossi — ARCHDUCHESS / ARCHDUKE / SALESPERSON / CHORUS
*Diego Blanco — FAVILLA / DESDEMONA / DUPPER / ELEVATOR MAN / CHORUS
*Beth Martin — CHORUS
*Holly Hebert — EUPHROSYNE / WASHERWOMAN / CAPTAIN / MARMADUKE / CHORUS
*Asenia Lyall — CHORUS / SEA MAN
*Jane Smith — CLORINDA / PENELOPE HARTROPP / GRIMSDITCH / CHORUS

CREW:

Dresser
Stage Carpenter
Dresser
Sound Operator
Lighting Operator
Props Runner

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Walker Cultural Leader Ravi Jain:
Public Lecture: Innovation in the Arts
Play Reading: Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau

Toronto-based stage director Ravi Jain is a multi-award winning artist known for making politically bold and accessible theatrical experiences. As the founding artistic director of Why Not Theatre, Ravi has established himself as an artistic leader for his inventive productions, international producing/collaborations and innovative producing models. As a director, Ravi’s work has been critically acclaimed for its accessibility and politically bold perspective. In his talk, Jain will discuss how theatre artists can use innovative ways to challenge ideas of race, class, gender and abilities across the board.
Followed by a play reading of Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Lisa Karen Cox

When: Nov. 10, 2019, 3 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, 15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines
Free public event but tickets are required

KEY NOTE ADDRESS: Alternative visions of existence

“While working in Nairobi, Kenya I learned of Ngugi wa’Thiongo. He was a pioneer of Kenyan theatre, who was exiled for rediscovering a Kenyan theatre, which challenged the British rule and history of the country. Someone wrote of his work, “he was searching for alternative visions of existence”. That phrase has stuck with me ever since, and is the bedrock of everything I do.”  – Ravi Jain

How do we challenge the status quo and use the arts to create a vision of the world we want to see, a version of the world we want to live in?  This talk will look at how artists can challenge their own assumptions of what theatre is, who gets to tell it, who it is for and what its purpose is.  An exploration of the imagination, activism and the story of an artist who is always looking for a better way.

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Department of Dramatic Arts Presents:
Love and Information by Caryl Churchill

A presentation by the DART 4F56 (Advanced Studies in Theatre)/DART 4P97 (Collaborative Stage Production) graduating students’ ensemble for Fall 2019. All productions are created, produced and performed by DART students under the direction of Mike Griffin.

When:
Nov. 29th at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 30th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 1st at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, 15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines

Spring Mainstage Production:

Perdita: The Winter’s Tale,
adapted by Gyllian Raby

The Department of Dramatic Arts presents this sad tale with a happy ending. Mamillius is a child who sees his parents, Leontes and Hermione, becoming estranged. As Leontes becomes more terrifying, Mamillius tries to rescue his unborn baby sister from the fate he feels impending. The Winter’s Tale is Mammilius’ attempt to explore the situation that is destroying him, to understand its consequences and to bind his world together. An adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic co-directed by Gyllian Raby and Danielle Wilson.

When: Feb. 28 and 29, 2020 — 7:30 p.m.
March 1, 2020 — 2 p.m.
March 6, 2020 —11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
March 7, 2020 — 7:30 p.m.

Where: Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, 15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines

Department of Dramatic Arts Presents:
One Act Festival 2020

The Festival is the final presentation for student directors enrolled in the third-year Directing II (DART3P54) course. All plays are created, produced and performed by DART students under the direction of Gyllian Raby.

When: March 20 to March 22, 2020

Where: Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, 15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines

Department of Dramatic Arts Presents:
DART 4F56 Spring Presentation

A presentation by the DART 4F56 (Advanced Studies in Theatre)/DART 4P97 (Collaborative Stage Production) graduating students’ ensemble for Spring 2020.  All productions are created, produced and performed by DART students under the direction of Mike Griffin.

When: April 3 to 5, 2020

Where: Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, 15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines

All Mainstage performances:

  • Appropriate for High School-Age Audiences
  • Shows may contain mature language and situations
  • Post-performance Q&A with the actors and creative team are available for both productions.
  • Teacher Workshops are available
  • Audience Maximum: varies depending upon the production, contact the Production Manager
  • Contact Brian Cumberland, Production Manager, for more information: bcumberland@brocku.ca.
  • Purchase regularly priced tickets here

Prices: (no HST)

$20.00   Adults
$16.00   Seniors/Students
$13.00   Groups (10+)
Purchase regularly priced tickets here

Groups rates are available:

10+ = $13 each + 1 teacher comp
20+ = $12 each + 2 teacher comps
30+ = $11 each + 3 teacher comps
40+ = $10 each + 4 teacher comps
50+ = $ 9 each + 5 teacher comps
Please contact the Production Manager Brian Cumberland for all group ticket purchases.

Past Productions

Publicity opportunities and media information:

Please contact David Vivian, Director, MIWSFPA
905 688 5550 x4401/6092
e-mail: dvivian@brocku.ca

PARKING

Parking is not available on-site, however, there are more than 1,000 spots available in nearby parking garages, surface lots and on city streets within a five-minute walk to our address at 15 Artists’ Common. Visit www.stcatharines.ca/en/livein/ParkingLotsGarages.asp for a list of parking locations, or see below.

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