Phoenix Theatre: BackstagePASS
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Ever wonder what about the energy and stamina it takes to get ready for Opening night? Our student actors commit to 24 hours of rehearsals each week for over 6 weeks. And that's on top of their other studies. In this BackstagePASS, go behind the scenes with the story of one student's first rehearsal process.
Behind the Scenes: Firsts:
By Federico García Lorca
Directed by Warwick Dobson
Evening Performances @ 8pm
Matinee November 27 @ 2pm
Yerma tells the passionate and poetic tale of a young married woman as she struggles to become a mother in rural pre-revolutionary Spain. Trapped within the confines of an increasingly loveless marriage and judged by a repressive community, her escalating desperation leads her to an unconventional and reckless course of action. The play was written by Lorca, the controversial Spanish poet, playwright and director as a critique of his country's strict moral code.
Friday, November 12 @ 7pm:
Yerma Preshow Lecture:
Join us for a free lecture on the first Friday of each production. This Friday, Dr. Marina Bettaglio will lecture on Yerma, or the Tragedy of Sterility: Set within the political context of the short-lived Spanish Second Republic (1931-1939), Yerma stages the conflicts of unfulfilled desire. This lecture is FREE to everyone. It will also be recorded and the audio file posted on the Phoenix website next week. Stay tuned!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Deadline for Submissions for 2011/12 "Spotlight on Alumni"
LAST CALL! Final reminder to submit your alumni theatre projects to your old alma mater! The Department of Theatre invites our alumni to submit a proposal for the department's October 2011 "Spotlight on Alumni" show in the Phoenix Theatre's 2011/12 season. Click here for details.
February 24 – March 5, 2011: Twelfth Night
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Linda Hardy
March 17 – 26, 2011: Inside
WORLD PREMIERE!! By Daniel MacIvor
Guest Director David Ferry
It’s a Phact! The University of Victoria was officially ranked one of the top 200 universities in the world. Recently lauded in an article in the Globe and Mail, UVic was ranked 130 against other university institutions in the Times Higher Education World Ranking.
Dr. Monica Prendergast (Adjunct Assistant Professor / PhD ' 06)), and Juliana Saxton (Professor Emeritus) with the Department of Theatre were awarded the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) Distinguished Book of the Year award for their edited volume Applied Theatre: International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice (Intellect Books, 2009). This is Juliana’s second AATE DBA, the first was for Into the Story: Language in Action through Drama (2004) co-authored with Prof. Carole Miller, whose late husband, Dr. Harvey Miller, was a faculty member here in the department in the directing specialization.
Timothy O’Gorman, Technical Director and staff instructor at the Phoenix was involved in the making of David Suzuki’s new film, Force of Nature. The film weaves together the esteemed Canadian environmentalist’s life and career with segments of an impactful lecture given at the UBC Chan Centre last December. It was favorably reviewed by the Globe and Mail last month as “the most convincing and fascinating argument yet heard on every person’s right to a clean Earth.” O’Gorman was the onsite Technical Director for the lecture portion of the film.
Victor Dolhai (BFA'07) will be joining ten other young actors from across Canada to study under Martha Henry at the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre at the Stratford Theatre Festival. Birmingham is the only conservatory program in North America which concentrates exclusively on training for the classical actor and which actually takes place within a classical repertory theatre. All members of the Conservatory will be offered contracts for the 2011 Stratford Season. Victor made his Stratford debut this year appearing in As You Like It, and The Winter’s Tale. We look forward to hearing about his future appearances on the Stratford stage!
Charles Ross (BFA '98) is home, but not for a break! He recently brought his globetrotting shows, One Man Star Wars and One Man Lord Of The Rings back to Victoria for fundraising performances for Intrepid Theatre. He sat down for a Q&A with Intrepid about his shows and possible new works. Really? Pride and Predjudice? Click here to read on!
This past summer, The Other Guys Theatre Company, including theatre alumni Kelt Eccleston (BFA) and Ross Desprez (BFA '92) produced their show Good Timber: Songs and Stories of the Western Loggerinconjunction with the Royal BC Museum’s BC History. The project, inspired by a collection of poems entitled Rhymes of a Western Logger by Robert E. Swanson, also included actor/musicians John Gogo and other UVic alumni Colleen Eccleston, Sarah Donald and Mark Hellman. The creative team included musical director Tobin Stokes (BMus) and theatre alumni Keith Houghton (lighting designer) (BFA '01) and Erin Macklem (costume designer) (BFA '98).
Attend the three remaining plays in the 2010/11 season at the Phoenix for only $33! That's up to 50% of the single ticket price! Click here to see our season on our website, download the subscription order form (PDF) or call the Phoenix Box Office at 250-721-8000.
The Phoenix Theatre would like to thank our individual donors and community sponsors for their support of our programs and talented students! Thank you!
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