Orion Lecture Series: Drew Hayden Taylor

Orion Lecture Series: Drew Hayden Taylor

Thursday, April 1 at 12:30pm
Playwright, novelist, filmmaker, journalist Drew Hayden Taylor talks about the changing face of Indigenous literature, its origins, its trajectory, and his unexpected journey through it.

Orion Lecture Series: Gary Farmer

Orion Lecture Series: Gary Farmer

Tuesday March 23 at 12:30pm
Actor, filmmaker, musician and activist Gary Farmer discusses his freedom to explore his cultural identity.

Belfry@UVic: Shawn Kerwin

Belfry@UVic: Shawn Kerwin

Monday, March 22 at 3:30pm on Zoom Belfry@UVic with Shawn Kerwin Set and costume designer  Shawn Kerwin is an award winning designer who has designed sets and costumes across Canada, in the United States and in England. Recent work includes set and costume designs for...

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Orion Lecture Series: Soheil Parsa

Orion Lecture Series: Soheil Parsa

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine ArtsTranscending Cultural & Political Borders in Theatre   Thursday, March 18 at 12:30pm Free Zoom Lecture   Soheil Parsa Artistic Director, Modern Times Stage Theatre Soheil is an award-winning director, writer,...

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Orion Lecture Series: Ravi Jain

Orion Lecture Series: Ravi Jain

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Artsasking Why Not? Challenging Assumptions and Unlocking Possibilities Zoom Lecture Recorded Monday, March 8 at 12:30pm   Ravi Jain Founding Artistic Director, Why Not Theatre  Toronto-based stage director Ravi Jain is a...

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Orion Lecture Series: Diane Roberts

Orion Lecture Series: Diane Roberts

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine ArtsThe Arrivals Legacy Project: Weaving new ways of knowing   Zoom Lecture Recorded Tuesday, March 2 at 12:30pm   Diane Roberts Artist practitioner, researcher, 2019 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar PhD Candidate at...

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Orion Lecture Series: Rachel Hann

Orion Lecture Series: Rachel Hann

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts For Atmospherics: Designing feeling in an era of climate crisis Tuesday, February 23 at 12:30pm Free Zoom Lecture   Rachel Hann Cultural Scenographer Senior Lecturer in Performance & Design at Northumbria University, UK...

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Belfry@UVic: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Belfry@UVic: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Thursday, February 25 at 3:30 on Zoom Belfry@UVic with Donna-Michelle St. Bernard Artist, playwright and arts administrator Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, aka Belladonna the Blest, is an emcee, playwright, and arts administrator. She is an associate artist at lemonTree...

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Belfry@UVic: Peter Hinton

Belfry@UVic: Peter Hinton

Thursday, January 28 at 3:30 on Zoom Belfry@UVic with Peter Hinton Director & former Artistic Director of the National Arts Centre Peter Hinton, is a theatre and opera director, playwright, and educator committed to staging new play development, Indigenous...

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Belfry@UVic: Nigel Shawn Williams

Belfry@UVic: Nigel Shawn Williams

Thursday, November 26 at 2pm on Zoom Belfry@UVic with Nigel Shawn Williams Actor, Director, Dramaturge Nigel Shawn Williams is the former Co-Artistic Director of Factory Theatre. He is a four-time Dora Mavor Moore Award winner as an actor and director. His theatre...

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Belfry@UVic: Nina Lee Aquino

Belfry@UVic: Nina Lee Aquino

Monday, November 23 at 2pm on Zoom Belfry@UVic with Nina Lee Aquino Artistic Director, Factory Theatre   Nina Lee Aquino is a leading Filipina-Canadian director and dramaturge based in Toronto. She was founding Artistic Director of fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre,...

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Belfry@UVic: James Sanders

Belfry@UVic: James Sanders

Thursday, October 29 at 2pm on Zoom Belfry@UVic with James Sanders Artistic Producer, Realwheels Theatre    James Sanders is the founding Artistic Director of Realwheels Theatre. In 1998, James graduated as valedictorian earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from...

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Belfry@UVic: Cole Alvis

Belfry@UVic: Cole Alvis

Thursday, October 22 at 2pm on Zoom Belfry@UVic with Cole Alvis Artistic Producer, lemonTree creations and Director, manidoons collective Cole Alvis is a 2 Spirit actor, theatre creator and artistic leader with Métis-Chippewa, Irish and English heritage. An artistic...

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Belfry@UVic: Maiko Yamamoto

Belfry@UVic: Maiko Yamamoto

Thursday, October 1 at 2pm on Zoom Belfry@UVic with Maiko Yamamoto Director, creator, mentor and Artistic Director of Replacement Theatre Director, creator and mentor Maiko Yamamoto received the prestigious Siminovitch Prize for Directing in 2019 with James Long, her...

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Belfry@UVic: Tara Beagan

Belfry@UVic: Tara Beagan

Thursday, September 24 at 2pm on Zoom Belfry@UVic with Tara Beagan Playwright, Director, and Co-Founder of the Indigenous arts company Article 11   Tara Beagan is an award-winning Ntlaka’pamux and Irish “Canadian” director, playwright, and actor. Former Artistic...

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Belfry@UVic: Glynis Leyshon & Michael Shamata

Belfry@UVic: Glynis Leyshon & Michael Shamata

March 30, 2020 at 12:45pm (Cancelled due to COVID-19)   Belfry@UVic with Glynis Leyshon & Michael Shamata Join 1979 Director: Glynis Leyshon (one of Canada’s most respected opera and theatre directors) & Belfry Artistic Director Michael Shamata in discussion....

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Belfry@UVic: Steve O’Connell & Berni Stapelton

Belfry@UVic: Steve O’Connell & Berni Stapelton

March 19, 2020 at 12:45pm (Cancelled due to COVID-19)    Belfry@UVic with Steve O'Connel & Berni Stapelton Join two Newfoundland performers, Steve O'Connell and Bernita Stapelton, in conversation as they discuss Between Breaths, their production being presented at...

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Contemporary African Theatre

Contemporary African Theatre

March 27, 2020  at 12:30pm – 1:30pm (Cancelled due to COVID-19) Contemporary African Theatre Staged Reading    A public presentation of the THEA 318 class with instructor Taiwo Afolabi Featuring staged readings of 54 Silhouette by Africa Ukoh – 2nd prize winner,...

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Orion Guest: Todd Skinner

Orion Guest: Todd Skinner

February 25, 2020 at 12:45pm    The Art of Corporate Events: How Theatre Built the Experiential Industry with Todd Skinner    Founder of Production Canada and Alumni of the Phoenix Theatre  Prior to founding Production Canada in 2004, Todd toured the world with acts...

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Discourses on Contemporary Indigenous Theatre Practice

Discourses on Contemporary Indigenous Theatre Practice

January 27, 2020 at 11am  Taiwo Afolabi & Dennis Gupa  Discourses on Contemporary Indigenous Theatre Practice Please join Dennis Gupa and Taiwo Afolabi, Theatre directors, practitioners and graduate researchers for a table-talk styled lecture focusing on...

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Orion Guest Artist: Marcus Yousseff

Orion Guest Artist: Marcus Yousseff

January 28, 2020 at 12:30 - 1:30pm  Marcus Yousseff    Orion Visiting Playwright in the Department of Writing  The Drama of Working Across Difference Actor and playwright Marcus Youssef was born in 1969 in Montreal to an Egyptian father and Anglo-American mother. He...

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Belfry@UVic: Andy Moro & Jeff Chief

Belfry@UVic: Andy Moro & Jeff Chief

January 20 at 12:45pm Belfry@UVic with Andy Moro & Jeff Chief  Join these designers for an in-depth discussion of their careers and the theatre industry. An incredible opportunity to gain tips and insight from two Indigenous artists. Bring your questions and your...

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Guest Artist: Erin Fitzgerald

Guest Artist: Erin Fitzgerald

January 21, 2020  at 12:30pm – 1:30pm Erin Fitzgerald Voice Actor  Erin Fitzgerald is a Canadian-American voice actress and actress. She is bilingual, speaking both English and French fluently. Born in Victoria, BC Erin, a graduate of the Department of theatre has...

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Belfry@UVic: Estelle Shook

Belfry@UVic: Estelle Shook

November 25, 2019 at 12:45pm Belfry@UVic with Estelle Shook Artistic and Managing Director of Caravan Farm Theatre  & Director of Every Brilliant thing at the Belfry Theatre  Join Director Estelle Shook, Director of the Belfry’s production of Every Brilliant Thing...

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Belfry@UVic: Sébastien Heins, Beverly Ndukwu & Tom Keenan

Belfry@UVic: Sébastien Heins, Beverly Ndukwu & Tom Keenan

November 19, 2019 at 12:45pm Belfry@UVic with Sébastien Heins & Beverly Ndukwu & Tom Keenan Join us in the Mac for a conversation with the actors who played Jackie Savage, Lila Hinesand Tim Bernbaum in the Belfry show Bang Bang. Bring your lunch and bring your...

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Orion Guest Speaker: Dr. Will Tosh

Orion Guest Speaker: Dr. Will Tosh

Thursday, November 7, 2019 Dr. Will Tosh Lecturer and Research Fellow at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London Dr. Will Tosh, Shakespeare's Globe Research Fellow, explores the impact of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse’s striking architecture and environment on the work...

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