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Jessica Riley

Jessica Riley, SETS PhD grad, will be taking up a tenure-track position in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg in January 2019. She will be teaching theatre history, script analysis, and dramaturgy. Congratulations, Jess!


From March 22 to April 1  I Cook, He Does the Dishes -- a play for John Cage and Merce Cunningham written and directed by SETS professor Sky Gilbert, will be produced at th

Congratulations to Ric Knowles!

On behalf of the School, congratulations to Ric Knowles who was made a University Professor Emeritus at convocation on October 21, 2017.  The honor is a richly deserved recognition of Ric's tremendous contributions to theatre as a scholar and practitioner.  Ric delivered the convocation address which spoke of the importance of recognizing, respecting and learning from difference.  It was an excellent addre

ImprovLab Funding

On behalf of the School, congratulations to Ajay Heble and his team who received a grant of $2.03 million to create ImprovLab to create a publicly accessible performance space for practices related to improvisation.  This grant is important for the research relating to Critical Studies in Improvisation, and show-cases the innovative research within the School.

Majdi Bou-Matar Visit - Oct 3

Founding Director of MT Space Theatre and Artistic Director of IMPACT 17 Theatre Festival will be visiting Pat Flood's Canadian Drama and Theatre class Tuesday, Oct 3 at 4pm in MacKinnon 306.


All are welcome!


Congratulations to David Lee, who has successfully defended his PhD dissertation, Outside the Empire: Improvised Music in Toronto, 1960-1985.


The Hunchbacks’ Bus by Nora Iuga, and translated from the Romanian by Adam Sorkin and Diane Manole (Bitter Oleander 2016) was long-listed for the 2017 National Translation Awards (NTA) in the United States.