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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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  • Madness Manifest: Creativity, Art and the Margins of Mental Health

    posterfinalmaddvnlwebThe Department of Dramatic Arts presents . . . 

    Madness Manifest:
    Creativity, Art and the Margins of Mental Health

    Monday, January 14th, 2008
    Pond Inlet at Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

    On January 14, 2008, the Department of Dramatic Arts at Brock University will host an interdisciplinary, one-day symposium on the topic of mental health, ‘madness’ and creativity as part of its mainstage season featuring performances of Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker and Peter Weiss’ Marat/Sade. The symposium’s aim is to investigate this emergent theme of our mainstage productions from a multiplicity of vantage points by bringing together scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplines. Of particular interest is the arguably contentious and challenging process of representing ‘madness’ in performance and other forms of artistic expression.

    please see the conference website here

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  • Articulation Agreement

    The Department of Dramatic Arts and the Theatre Arts program of Fanshawe College (London, Ontario) are delighted to announce a new Articulation Agreement beginning immediately. This degree-completion program awards a maximum of 10.0 credits to applicants with an overall 75% average upon transfer from the 2-year diploma in Theatre Arts Program at Fanshawe College (Performance, THP1).

    Please click here for more information. pdficon
    In 2008 the deadline for
    Domestic (Canadian) Applicants is June 2.
    Please click here for more information about the application process. 
    NB: Transfer students usually require an OUAC 105D-type application

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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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  • DART presents at the Prague Quadrennial 2007

    The design project work of our students was shown for the first time in the Canadian Schools of Theatre exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial in June 2007.

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