DART Performances in 2014-15

Our final season in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre before moving into our new home in downtown St.Catharines in 2015!


“Marie Antoinette” by Yuling Deng

The Belle’s Stratagem

WRITTEN BY: Hannah Cowley
DIRECTED BY: Gyllian Raby

Show dates/times: November 13, 14, and 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee performance: November 14 at 11:30 a.m.

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Performed in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock University

Hannah Cowley’s most successful Town Comedy of 1783 demonstrated how to get your man and keep him in Georgian times — but once relocated in today’s Toronto, the laughing feminism lurking within the Marriage Plot is exposed in all its decadent hilarity.

A Study Guide is available for review, prepared by Assistant Director Nicholas Leno: download to print a copy (PDF, 3.7 MB)


We are dedicating this final production in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre to the memory of our late poet, Terrance Cox, who passed in the evening of January 16, 2015. Please see this post for more information.

RUR Episode 4: Rise of the Robot God

An updated version of Karel Capek’s 1930s classic robot play, “Rossum’s Universal Robots.”

DIRECTED BY: David Fancy
LIGHTING DESIGN: Jennifer Jimenez
MUSIC: Steve Chan

Show dates/times: February 12, 13, and 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee performance: February 13 at 11:30 a.m.

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Performed in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock University

The past and future of artificial life, complete with phasers and show tunes!

Karel Capek invented the word ‘robot’ in 1920s Czechoslovakia and the world has never been the same since. Our updated version of this Marxist robot melodrama features lots of bots and borgs, an apocalyptic vision of the future, and, of course, a theremin. Come witness the robot apocalypse!

A Primer for Robot Audiences is available for review, prepared by Lead robot author, Andrew Godin: download to print a copy. (PDF, 4.8 MB)

DART 4F56 Collective Creation Performance:

Awkward and Uncomfortable

DIRECTED BY: Gyllian Raby
SET DESIGN BY: Alanna Stewart

Show dates/times: April 16, 17, and 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Admission: Donations accepted
For ticket reservations: awkwardanduncomfortable@gmail.com

Performed in the Studio Theatre (ST107), Schmon Tower, Brock University.

Three interlocking stories explore how to survive the turbulence that washes over us when we question fundamental aspects of our identities. Is it better to find the answers to our secrets or to leave them locked away? And where is that elusive happy ending?


Other Events at DART:

Gimme 2 Festival (DART 1P99)
November TBC, 2014 & March TBC, 2015 at 8 p.m.
2 minutes, 2 actors! This festival showcases short original works by first-year performance students.
Location: Room ST107 (Studio Theatre), Schmon Tower, Brock Campus
Admission: Free

One Acts Festival (DART 3P54)
March TBC & TBC, 2015 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Upper year directing students present a series of short plays featuring student actors.  See Department website for program and schedule.
Location: Rooms ST107 (Studio Theatre) and ST103, Schmon Tower, Brock Campus
Admission: Donations accepted

DART 3F61 Theatrical Design Exhibition
 (DART 3F61)
March TBA to April TBA; Times TBA
A public showing of Theatre Design projects by senior design students
Location: Room ST102
Admission: Free

Collective Creation (DART 4F56)
April TBA, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee times are TBA
The fruits of 8 months of new play development and creation by our graduating students.

Community Theatre Production
Production scheduled March, 2015
Time and Location TBA

Independent Productions

see the comprehensive events calendar for all public presentation activity at the MIWSFPA.

Visiting High School students meet with members of the Ring Round the Moon company after the Schools’ Matinee in November, 2006

Click here for a complete listing of upcoming events at the Centre for the Arts