March 2, 2011: Theatre @ York’s season finale is the Jacobean drama The Witch of Edmonton, running March 20 to 26 in the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre at York University.
Penned by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford in 1621, the play was based on an actual person and supposedly real-life events that gripped the village of Edmonton, near London, earlier that year. More »
The York Dance Ensemble (YDE), the spirited young repertory company of York University’s Department of Dance, gets off on the right foot with Out of Line, an exhilarating collection of dances about coming of age. The throes of young love and the mischievous thrills of going against the grain are among the many delights in this show, which runs March 23 to 26 in York’s Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre.
(March 23-26, 7:30pm, Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre, Centre for Film and Theatre, York University, 4700 Keele St. Admission: $20 ($10 Students and Seniors) Box Office: 416.736.5888 | www.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice)
The show was programmed by York dance Professor Susan Cash, a choreographer and the YDE’s artistic and managing director. More »
Cahoots Theatre Company
in association with The Young Centre for the Performing Arts presents
The world première of
by Governor General’s Literary Award nominee David Yee More »
Since 1989, when it was co-founded by Molly Thom and Kerri MacDonald (who this year directs “Summer’s End” in Week Two), Alumnae Theatre Company has hosted an annual festival of new works, which provides playwrights, directors, actors and technicians the opportunity to develop never-before-produced short scripts. It’s all about the process.
The New Ideas Festival is now a juried, three-week annual festival of new writing, works-in-progress and experimental theatre, with a different program of plays each week, and a staged reading on Saturdays at noon. It is unusual among festivals, in that the scripts are read “blind” by a committee that does not learn the writers’ identities until the plays have been selected. More »
I Marcus Garvey is a play on the life and works of Marcus Garvey told through music and multi media. He was born August 17, 1887 in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, and spent his entire life in the service of his people–African people. He was bold; he was uncompromising and he was one of the most powerful orators on record. Garvey emphasized racial pride, his goal was nothing less than the total and complete redemption and liberation of African people around the planet. Arriving in the United States poor and unknown, within four years he became the most talked about black man in the United States and the Caribbean, and perhaps in the world. More »
Nohayquiensepa (No one knows)
A Requiem for the Forcibly Displaced More »