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

Plug in and recharge with Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information. As we swipe into an abstract reality of excess and access, where fragmented individuals struggle to connect despite having everything at their fingertips. Witness a collage of over 60 scenes exploring how love and information impact the lives of more than 100 characters. Come see how one of the greatest playwrights of our time explores relationships in today’s “connected” age.
Directed by 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

Love & information: by caryl churchill

Directed by Mike Griffin.
Set Designer: Frances Johnson
Costume Designers: Rachel Frederick and Paige Hunt-Harman
Lighting Designer: James McCoy
Projection Design: Emily Clegg
Audio Design: Beth Martin
Dramaturge: Emily Clegg
Choreographers: Sam Rideout and Alexandra Chubaty Boychuck
Stage Manager: Jordine De Guzman
Asst Stage Manager Beth Martin
Production Manager: Sam Rideout

CAST:

Jasmine Case
Joanna Tran
Josh Loewen
Lauren Reid
Rachel Frederick
Shannon Fletcher
Taylor Bogaert

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

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Pipeline to a Better Way:
Public Lecture and Play Reading:
A weekend of theatre, discussion, and community-building

Nov. 10th, 2019
3:00pm to 6:30pm at the Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, 15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines ON

3:00pm to 3:45pm   Keynote by Ravi Jain  “Alternative Visions of Existence”

4:00pm to 5:15pm   Staged Reading of Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Lisa Karen Cox

A series of events around questions of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the Brock and St. Catharines theatre community and beyond, co-produced by the Walker Cultural Leaders Program at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University and the theatre company Suitcase in Point.

Activities at Brock include a keynote address by Ravi Jain, artistic director of Why Not Theatre; a staged reading of Dominique Morisseau’s award-winning play Pipeline (directed by directed by Toronto-based actor, director, and producer Lisa Karen Cox; with a cast and creative team of professional actors and Brock Dramatic Arts students); and discussions about the St. Catharines artistic and cultural landscape.

On Nov. 9, Suitcase in Point Theatre Company presents a forum, roundtable and a cabaret in downtown St Catharines.
Details at suitcaseinpoint.com

Nov. 10th, 2019
3:00pm to 6:30pm at the Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, 15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines ON

3:00pm to 3:45pm
Keynote by Ravi Jain
“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.

4:00pm to 5:15pm
Staged Reading of Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Lisa Karen Cox

In this play, which premiered in 2017 in New York City, a mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him. The title refers to the widespread perception of a school-to-prison pipeline for young African-American men.

5:30pm to 6:30pm  Q & A discussion

The event is presented by the Department of Dramatic Arts for the Walker Cultural Leader Series, generously founded by Marilyn I. Walker. The Walker Cultural Leader series brings leading artists, performers, practitioners and academics to the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University. Engaging, lively and erudite, these sessions celebrate professional achievement, artistic endeavour and the indelible role of culture in our society. Please join us.

Tickets are required for this free public event

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Fall Mainstage Production:

Orlando: by Virginia Woolf,
adapted by Sarah Ruhl

In Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Orlando, we are taken from the witty pages of Virginia’s Woolf’s timeless novel into the sensual world of the stage, where identity is learned and unlearned. Join Orlando and the ensemble as they salsa dance with gender, dash through carefully cut English gardens, and land centuries farther than they began with the same question: can we learn who we truly are in a world constructed to tell us who we should be?
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

Purchase your tickets at brocku.universitytickets.com

Orlando: by Virginia Woolf,
adapted by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by David Fancy.
Assistant Director: Josh Loewen
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 Peter Herbert
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: Julian Corlett
Props Runner: Kristina Miller
Stage Carpenter: Joanna Tran
Sound Operator: Michael Cicchini
Lighting Operator: Alex Sykes
Follow spot Operator: Tsipporah Shendroff
Projections Operator: Alyssa Ruddock

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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