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Announcing Our 2014/15 Season!

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Sessional Teaching / Theatre Studies: January 2015 to April 2015 (2014W Term 2)

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Theatre and Film Teaching Assistantships: 2014/2015 Academic Session.

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New course open to all UBC students: INTRODUCTION TO FILM ACTING (FIPR 269A). No Audition Required. UBC 1st year students and invited to apply!

 

Proudly Supporting our Students, Alumni & Faculty

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Leos Roar for UBC Theatre & Film! Congratulations to our many students faculty and alumni from UBC Theatre & Film whose artistry was recognised by Leo Awards this year and kudos to those who’s work received a Leo.

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The Department of Theatre and Film is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Hallie Marshall to the position of Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies.

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Northern Gateway Pipeline Video Contest Launched!

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Leo Nominations – Theatre & Film at UBC: Huge congratulations to our talented students, alumni and faculty who have had work recognized at this year’s Leo Award Nominations!

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Alumna Rebekka Sorensen Recognised by Daytime Emmy Awards.

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Congratulations to our staff member Lynn Burton on being recognised by Celebrating Women at UBC!

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Associate Professor Kirsty Johnston’s book "Stage Turns: Canadian Disability Theatre" shortlisted for Canada Prize in the Humanities.

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Assistant Professor Siyuan Liu receives review for his book Performing Hybridity in Colonial-Modern China

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Theatre at UBC was recognised for it’s “boffo programming” this year in the magazine’s annual Best of Vancouver issue! 

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Theatre at UBC is a Positive Space!

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Gifts to Theatre at UBC ensure that today's Theatre students have access to the resources that give them the best education possible.

 

Theatre at UBC

On Stage: Past Seasons (Archives)

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The UBC VIRTUAL THEATRE RESOURCE project was undertaken in order to prepare for the 100th anniversary of Theatre practice at UBC in 2015. We have digitized our archives to preserve for historical reference and make freely available to the public our multimedia theatre holdings, which chart UBC's part in the birth of a regional theatre and the development of theatre artists at UBC such as Nicola Cavendish, Joy Coghill, Pam Hawthorne, and many others. This project has preserved many of our collections which were stored on outmoded media such as VHS recordings and others that were in extremely delicate condition or already deteriorating and some of which are decades old.

Making our archives available online opens a treasure trove of materials to web users with many never before viewed collections that document the development of theatre in Canada and the birth of British Columbian theatre. We are proud to provide the 21st Century equivalent of a Special Collection that would have previously resided in a library or school, offering an educational resource to theatre historians and other researchers around the globe to access collections and raw unpublished materials. Thanks to generous funding from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC, we are able to open this new window to Canadian theatre history.

The productions of Theatre at UBC are part of the Theatre Program's contribution to the exploration of ideas. That exploration is the central adventure of any great university. One of the greatest advantages of operating a theatre program in the diverse environment of UBC is the possibility of interaction among students, scholars and guest artists. Because of this, our seasons reflect a range of ideas and themes that we think are relevant, interesting and provocative as well as diverting and entertaining. Please visit the UBC Virtual Theatre Resource.

 

Season Archives from 2001 to Present:

 

2013/2014 Season:

The Caucasian Chalk Circle
By Bertolt Brecht
Telus Studio Theatre
Sept. 19 - Oct. 5, 2013
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Pride and Prejudice
By Jon Jory (adapted from the novel by Jane Austen)
Frederic Wood Theatre
Nov.r 14 - 30, 2013

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Seeds
By Annabel Soutar
Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Starring Theatre at UBC alumnus Eric Peterson
Frederic Wood Theatre
Jan. 22-26, 2014

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The Seagull
By Anton Chekhov, Translated by Peter Gill
Telus Studio Theatre
Jan. 23-Feb. 8, 2014

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Ubu Roi
By Alfred Jarry, Translated by Barbara Wright
Frederic Wood Theatre
March 20 - April 5, 2014

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UBC OPERA • The Tales of Hoffman 
November 7 - 10, 2013
 
By Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) | Sung in French with English Surtitles
Leslie Dala Conductor | Nancy Hermiston Director | Old Auditorium
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UBC OPERA • Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze 
February 6-9, 2014
By Nino Rota (1911-1979) | Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
David Agler Conductor | Nancy Hermiston Director | Chan Centre 
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UBC OPERA • The Cunning Little Vixen 
June 26-29, 2014
By Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)  | Sung in Czech with English Surtitles
Norbert Baxa Conductor | Nancy Hermiston Director | Old Auditorium
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2012/2013 Season:

The Duchess: a.k.a. Wallis Simpson
By Linda Griffiths
Telus Studio Theatre
Sept. 20 - Oct. 6, 2012
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The Sorrows of Young Werther
By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Frederic Wood Theatre  
October 17 - 20, 2012 
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Cosi fan tutte
By W.A. Mozart
Old Auditorium
November 1 - 4, 2012
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Dancing at Lughnasa
By Brian Friel
Frederic Wood Theatre
November 15 - December 1, 2012
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Rhinoceros
By Eugene Ionesco, director Chelsea Haberlin
Telus Studio Theatre
January 24 - February 9, 2013
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Dialogues of the Carmelites
By Francis Poulenc, UBC Symphony Orchestra
February 7 - 10, 2013
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Blood Relations
By Sharon Pollock
Frederic Wood Theatre
March 21 - April 6, 2013
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Carmen
By Georges Bizet
Old Auditorium
June 22 - 30, 2013
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2011/2012 Season:

The Trial of Judith K.
by Sally Clark
Directed by Tom Scholte
Frederic Wood Theatre
Sept. 29-Oct. 8
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Thunderstorm
by Cao Yu
Directed by Siyuan Liu
Staged reading of Thunderstorm Nov. 4 & 5
and international touring exhibition Oct. 31-Nov. 18
Frederic Wood Theatre

The Crucible
by Robert Ward based on the play by Arthur Miller
Directed b yNancy Hermiston
UBC Opera Ensemble with the UBC Symphony Orchestra
Nov. 10-13
UBC Old Auditorium

Two Merchants
An adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice
Directed byDana Lori Chalmers
Nov. 10-19
Telus Studio Theatre
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A Little Creation
by Vanessa Imeson
Directed by Patrick New
Nov. 24-26
Frederic Wood Theatre

The Idiot
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Adapted and directed by James Fagan Tait
Music composed and directed by Joelysa Pankanea
Neworld Theatre/Vancouver Moving Theatre (Vancouver, Canada) Presented with Theatre at UBC
Jan. 20-28
Frederic WoodTheatre
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One Thousand Cranes
by Ren Hisa based on the original play by Colin Thomas
translated by Toyoshi Yoshihara
Feb.10-11
Frederic Wood Theatre

Rusalka
by Anton Dvořák
by Anton Dvořák, In Czech with English surtitles
Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil
Directed by Nancy Hermiston
UBC Opera Ensemble with the UBC Symphony Orchestra
Feb. 9-12
Chan Centre for Performing Arts

Problem Child & The End Of Civilization
by George F. Walker
Directed by Chris Robson
Feb. 9-18
Telus Studio Theatre
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Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Patrick New
Mar. 22-31
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The Merry Widow
by Franz Lehar
in German with English Surtitles
Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
UBC Opera Ensemble with the UBC Symphony OrchestraJune 21-24
UBC Old Auditorium

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The Madwoman Of Chaillot
By Jean Giraudoux, translated by Maurice Valency
Directed by Stephen Heatley
Frederic Wood Theatre
Sept. 30-Oct. 9, 2010
7:30 pm
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Rum and Vodka
By Conor McPherson
Directed by MFA Directing Candidate Brian Cochrane
Dorothy Somerset Studio
Oct. 7-9, 2010, 7:30 PM
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Don Giovanni
By W.A. Mozart
In Italian - English surtitles
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Directed by Nancy Hermiston
Conducted by Dwight Bennett
Old Auditorium
Nov. 4-7, 2010
UBC Opera Ensemble with the UBC Symphony Orchestra

The Madonna Painter
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau
Directed byCraig Holzschuh
Telus Studio Theatre
Nov. 11-20, 2010
7:30 PM
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Jade in the Coal
By Paul Yee
Score by Jin Zhang
Directed by Heidi Specht
Co-Produced with Pangaea Arts
Frederic Wood Theatre
Nov. 25-Dec. 4, 2010
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La Marea
Presented by Boca Del Lupo, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, SFU Woodward’s, Studio 58 at Langara College & Theatre at UBC
Outdoors / Site-specific: The zero-hundred block of Water Street in Gastown (between Abbott St and Carrall St) Gastown, Vancouver, BC
Jan. 18-22, 2011
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Circa + 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes
Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Frederic Wood Theatre
Jan. 19 – 22 & *23, 2011
7:30 PM
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Dead Man’s Cell Phone
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Chris McGregor
Telus Studio Theatre
Jan. 20-29, 2011ß
7:30 PM
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Cendrillon
By Jules Massenet
In French with English surtitles
Libretto by Henri Cain
Directed by Nancy Hermiston
Conducted by Dwight Bennett
Chan Centre For The Performing Arts
Feb. 3-6, 2011
UBC Opera Ensemble with the UBC Symphony Orchestra

Double Double Foil and Fumble
Opening Night: February 10th and runs to Feb.12th. 7:30 pm. (except Friday night which begins at 6:30 pm)
Preview performance on February 9th at 7:30.
Dorothy Somerset Studio
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Wild Honey
By Anton Chekhov
Translated & adapted by Michael Frayn
Directed by MFA Candidate Brian Cochrane
Frederic Wood Theatre
Mar. 17-26, 2011
7:30 p.m.
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Albert Herring
By Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Eric Crozier
UBC Opera Ensemble & UBC Symphony Orchestra
Old Auditorium
Jun. 23-26, 2011
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Frozen (Extra Event)
Sept. 22-Oct. 3, 2009
By Bryony Lavery
Directed by Renée Iaci
Produced by shameless hussy productions & Theatre at UBC
Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre
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MK Woyzeck
Sept. 30-Oct. 10, 2009, 2009
Adapted from the works of Georg Büchner
Conceived and Directed by Tom Scholte
Frederic Wood Theatre
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The Master Builder
Oct. 29-Nov. 7, 2009
By Henrik Ibsen
A new adaptation and translated by Errol Durbach
Directed by Gerald Vanderwoude
A co-production with Yorick Theatre
TELUS Studio Theatre
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The Laramie Project
Nov. 19-28, 2009
By Moises Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre Projects
Directed by Nicola Cavendish
Frederic Wood Theatre
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Romeo and Juliet
Jan. 21-30, 2010
By William Shakespeare
Directed by MFA Directing Candidate Catriona Leger
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China (Extra Event)
Feb. 2-6, 2010
By William Yang
Produced by Performing Lines from Australia
Presented with Vancouver 2010 Olympiad and
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Frederic Wood Theatre
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Arms and the Man
March 18-27, 2010
By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by MFA Directing Candidate Mindy Parfitt
Frederic Wood Theatre
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Odori ~ The World of Kabuki Dance (Extra Event)
April 9, 10 & 11, 2010
Produced by Tomoe Arts & Theatre at UBC
Frederic Wood Theatre
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Welcome to Theatre at UBC's extraordinary 2008-09 season, celebrating 100 years of this great university and 50 years of the Department of Theatre (now the Department of Theatre and Film), founded by Professor Dorothy Somerset in 1958. And as we do every year, we’re celebrating the special alchemy of theatre in its many forms, across the ages and around the world.

We open our season with Professor Stephen Malloy directing the stage version of Mervyn Peake’s sensational Gothic fantasy novel, Gormenghast.

We’re especially excited to showcase our enormously successful alumni. John Gray and Eric Peterson wrote and originally performed the musical phenomenon Billy Bishop Goes to War, which won the Governor General’s Award for Drama, as did playwright Kevin Kerr’s Unity (1918). The plays are staged by two of the most exciting young directors in Canada, alumni Sarah Rodgers and Stephen Drover, respectively. MFA student directors Lois Anderson (an award winning actress) and Chris McGregor go international with Greek tragedy (Medea) and American/pseudo-Russian comedy (The Idiots Karamazov). A wonderful bonus is our collaboration with the PuSh Festival to present the newest work from a great Canadian innovator, Marie Brassard’s The Invisible.

Join our students, staff, faculty, alumni and professional theatre artists for a season of plays you won’t forget.

Jerry Wasserman, Head
UBC Department of Theatre and Film

Gormenghast
September 18-27, 2008
by Mervyn Peake
Stage Adaptation by John Constable
Directed by Stephen Malloy
Frederic Wood Theatre
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Billy Bishop Goes to War
October 30-November 11, 2008
Written & Composed by John Gray
Directed by Sarah Rodgers
TELUS Studio Theatre
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Unity (1918)
November 13-22, 2008
by Kevin Kerr
Directed by Stephen Drover
Frederic Wood Theatre
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Medea
January 22-31, 2009
by Euripides
Translated by Kenneth McLeish and Frederic Raphael
Directed by Lois Anderson
TELUS Studio Theatre
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The Invisible
February 3-7, 2009
Written, Directed & Performed by Marie Brassard
Infrarouge
Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and
the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad
Frederic Wood Theatre
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The Idiots Karamazov
March 19-28, 2009
by Christopher Durang and Albert Innaurato
Directed by Chris McGregor
Frederic Wood Theatre
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Extra Event Series
Along with Theatre at UBC’s ambitious 2008/09 season, it’s a great pleasure to offer you a dazzling array of productions in our Extra Events Series:

A Servant of Two Masters
October 14-18, 2008
by Carlo Goldoni
Translated & Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher & Paolo Emilio Landi
Directed by Stephen Heatley
Dorothy Somerset Studio

Hänsel und Gretel
December11, 12, and 13, 2008 at 8:00 pm
December 14, 2008 at 3:00 pm
by Engelbert Humperdinck
Libretto by Adelheid Wette
Directed by Nancy Hermiston
Conductor Leslie Dala
UBC School of Music Opera Ensemble & The West Coast Symphony Orchestra
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Falstaff
March 5, 6, and 7, 2009 at 8:00 pm
March 8 at 3:00 pm
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Directed by Nancy Hermiston
Conductor David Agler
UBC School of Music Opera Ensemble & The West Coast Symphony Orchestra
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

The Greeks
November 27-29, 2009
Theatre at UBC presents our 520 Directing Projects: THE GREEKS
Euripides’ THE TROJAN WOMEN directed by Catriona Leger
Sophocles’ ELECTRA directed by Mindy Parfitt
Translations Kenneth Cavendar, Adaptation John Barton
Dorothy Somerset Studio
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Brave New Play Rites 2009
April 1-4, 2009 (various times)
A Festival of New Plays Written and Directed by students in UBC's Creative Writing and Theatre Programs. Festival of Original One-Act Plays. 23rd ANNIVERSARY.
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top of page2007/08 Season:

In 2007-2008, it is our great pleasure at Theatre at UBC to offer you a celebratory blend of the classics of world theatre liberally mixed with the leading edge of new theatre forms and practice.

As an integral part of one of the world's great research universities, we once again invite you into our working labs in the Frederic Wood Theatre, the TELUS Studio Theatre and the new Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre to bear witness to the fruits of the creative undertakings of our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, guest artists and visiting companies.

The Theatre Program is deeply committed to the vision expressed by UBC's mission statement, TREK 2010, which encourages us to prepare our students to become exceptional global citizens. What better way to accomplish this (and invite you along) than through an interaction with great theatrical works from around the world: Canada (The Rez Sisters, Death & Taxes), Greece (Shadows of Troy), the UK (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coming Up for Air), Russia (A Dybbuk), France (The Learned Ladies, Old Goriot), the USA (Should’ve) and Italy (Hey Girl!, Futuristi).

Theatre at UBC is one of Canada's oldest professional theatre education programs. Since 1916 when Professor Frederic Wood began The Players Club, UBC has been home to renowned theatre practitioners and has produced some of Canada's most innovative artists and theatre practices. Our programs of theatre research, study and practice are unique at UBC, in that we depend on our audiences to engage with us to fulfil this legacy. You are an essential part of the alchemy that takes place in our research laboratory—the theatre—where the exchange between artists and audience members ignites our study and inspires our invention.

We're proud to be part of a tradition of outstanding artistic work at UBC and the rich diversity of benefits—social, economic, and educational — that this research and knowledge brings.

Jerry Wasserman, Acting Head
Department of Theatre and Film

A Midsummer Night's Dream
September 20-29, 2007
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Stephen Heatley
Frederic Wood Theatre
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The Rez Sisters
November 15-24, 2007
By Tomson Highway
Directed by Johnna Wright
Frederic Wood Theatre
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Honoré de Balzac’s Old Goriot
January 17-26, 2008
Adapted and Directed by James Fagan Tait
Music Composed and Directed by Joelysa Pankanea
Presented in association with the PuSH International Festival of the
Performing Arts Western Gold Theatre and Theatre at UBC
TELUS Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
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Hey Girl!
International Tour
January 23-26, 2008
Written and Directed by Romeo Castellucci
Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio in association with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Theatre at UBC
Directed by Romeo Castellucci
Frederic Wood Theatre
(PuSh plus event)
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The Learned Ladies
February 7-16, 2008
By Molière, translated by Richard Wilbur
Directed by MFA Directing Candidate Patrick Gauthier
Frederic Wood Theatre
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A Dybbuk
March 27-April 5, 2008
By S. Ansky
adapted by Tony Kushner
Based on a translation by Joachim Neugroschel
Directed by MFA Directing Candidate David Savoy
Frederic Wood Theatre
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The Extra Event Series offers subscribers the opportunity to attend productions and workshops at a reduced ticket price.

FUTURISTI: The avant garde theatre of the Italian Futurists
October 11-13, 2007
Theatre at UBC and Bella Luna Co-Production
Directed by Theatre at UBC Alumni Susan Bertoia and Gerald Vanderwoude.
Frederic Wood Theatre

Death & Taxes
October 18-20, 2007
Written and Directed by MFA Candidate Patrick Gauthier
Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre

Shadows of Troy
October 23-27, 2007
Based on three works by Euripides, Homer and Sophocles
Adapted By John Barton and Kenneth Cavendar
Directed by Tom Scholte
TELUS Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Coming Up For Air
October 31-November 10, 2007
by George Orwell
Adapted and Directed by Leslie Mildiner
Theatre at UBC and One-O-One Productions
Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre
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Die Fledermaus
December 13-16, 2007
by Johann Strauss, UBC Opera Ensemble
Directed by Nancy Hermiston
West Coast Symphony Directed by Les Dala
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Should've
March 4-8, 2008
by Roald Hoffman
Directed by Theatre at UBC Faculty Stephen Heatley
Theatre at UBC and UBC Department of Chemistry
Frederic Wood Theatre

The Dream Healer
March 2, 4, 6 & 8, 2008
Based on the novel Pilgrim by Timothy Findley
Adaptation and Libretto by Christopher Allen
Directed by Nancy Hermiston
UBC Opera Ensemble
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

THE 520’s: Medea Redux and Featuring Loretta
MFA candidate directors Chris McGregor and Lois Anderson prove their mettle
Two contemporary one-act plays
November 29-December1, 2007
Dorothy Somerset Studio

AVAILABLE LIGHT: Collective performance creations by students

TOUR DE FORCE: Solo performance pieces by students

BRAVE NEW PLAY RITES: Festival of new plays written and directed by students.

 

top of page2006/07 Season:

I’m delighted to announce the Theatre at UBC Season for 2006-2007 and I invite you to join us for another year of live theatre at UBC Point Grey. This year we offer an extraordinary selection of truly international classics, established contemporary works and outstanding original Canadian theatre. These dynamic productions will feature the work of both student and professional theatre artists.

Our artistic and educational collaborations with our professional colleagues in Vancouver and beyond are expanding our horizons and enlarging our aspirations. The wonderful theatre we make at UBC Point Grey is now greatly enhanced by our Great Northern Way Campus activities. We’re becoming a development centre for the “theatre of the future,” a responsibility we approach with confidence, terrific energy, and high hopes.

We owe so much of our success over the years to the enthusiasm and support of our audiences and patrons, and extend a heartfelt “thank you” to the dedicated supporters who continue to donate to the Frederic Wood Theatre Endowment Fund and the new Dorothy Somerset Studio fund. I look forward to seeing you at the theatre: welcome, and enjoy the shows!

Robert Gardiner
Head, Department of Theatre, Film & Creative Writing

Beautiful Thing
by Jonathan Harvey
Directed by Stephen Heatley
September 20 - 30, 2006
Frederic Wood Theatre
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Life After God
by Michael Lewis MacLennan adapted from the work of Douglas Coupland
Directed by Katrina Dunn, a co-production with Touchstone Theatre
November 1 - 11, 2006
TELUS Studio Theatre: November 1-11, 2006 - all shows start at 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver East Cultural Centre: November 15-25, 2006
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Big Love
by Charles L. Mee
Directed by Joanna Garfinkel
January 24 - February 3, 2007
TELUS Studio Theatre
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Mother Courage and Her Children
by Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Hare
Directed by Camyar Chai
March 7 - 17, 2007 
Frederic Wood Theatre
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Extra Event Series
The Extra Event Series offers subscribers the opportunity to attend productions and workshops at a reduced ticket price.

BECKETT CENT - An Extra Event Series presentation
A celebration of Samuel Beckett
October 2 - 7, 2006
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
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Skin of Our Teeth - An Extra Event Series presentation
by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Joanna Garfinkel
with Theatre at UBC’s Intermediate BFA Acting Class
October 17 - 21, 2006
Frederic Wood Theatre
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A Report to an Academy - An Extra Event Series presentation
by Franz Kafka, Translated by Ian Johnston, Performed by Matias Hacker
Directed by Jorge Hacker
November 17 - 18, 2006
Frederic Wood Theatre
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The Gondoliers - An Extra Event Series presentation
An Extra Event Series presentation
by Sir W. S. Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan
presented by the UBC Opera Ensemble
December 14 - 17, 2006
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
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La Bohème - An Extra Event Series presentation
by Giacamo Puccini
presented by the UBC Opera Ensemble
February 8 - 11, 2007
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
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Lady Aoi - An Extra Event Series presentation
The Uzawa Noh Troupe
Presented by the UBC Department of Asian Studies and Theatre at UBC
Frederic Wood Theatre
Workshop: February 16
Performance: February 17
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Brave New Play Rites 2006-2007 - An Extra Event Series presentation
New Short plays by UBC Creative Writing Students.
Directed by UBC Theatre Students
April 4-8, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
April 8, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. (additional Matinee)
Frederic Wood Theatre
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POV Festival of UBC Student Films 2007 - An Extra Event Series presentation
New short films by Students in UBC’s Film Production Program
April 27 & 28, 2007
Empire Granville 7 Cinemas
855 Granville street
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Theatre at UBC is pleased to announce our season for 2005-06 and to invite you to join us for another year of extraordinary live theatre at Point Grey. This year we offer a wonderful selection of ancient and modern classics, a world premiere produced in collaboration with some of Vancouver’s most exciting theatre artists as part of the PuSh International Performance Festival, and a host of other exciting performances. The past few years have been very exciting for Theatre at UBC. We’ve begun regular artistic and educational collaborations with our professional colleagues in Vancouver and beyond, added new play development to our teaching and production mandate, expanded our horizons to include dance and interdisciplinary performance as well as theatre and opera, and we continue to produce great theatre on the UBC Vancouver Campus. We owe much of our success over the years to the support and enthusiasm of you, our patrons. We’d particularly like to acknowlege supporters who’ve donated to the Frederic Wood Theatre Endowment Fund, which was created to help support artistic work in the Frederic Wood Theatre (If you’d like to donate to the Endowment, just write a tax-deductible amount in the box provided on the subscription form at the end of this brochure and add it to your subscription total). I look forward to seeing you at the Theatre and I hope you’ll enjoy our 2005-06 Season.

Robert Gardiner
Head, Department of Theatre, Film & Creative Writing

The House of Atreus
by Aeschylus
adapted from The Oresteia by John Lewin
September 28 - October 8, 2005
Frederic Wood Theatre
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La Ronde
by Arthur Schnitzler
adapted by John Barton from a translation by Sue Davies
November 16 - 26, 2005
TELUS Studio Theatre
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Soulless
by Aaron Bushkowsky
a special presentation with Rumble Productions
Directed by Norman Armour
November 24 - December 3, 2005
Frederic Wood Theatre
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Studies in Motion: the Hauntings of Eadweard Muybridge
by Kevin Kerr
a co-production with the Electric Company & the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
January 17 - 29, 2006,
Frederic Wood Theatre
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The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
February 1 - 11, 2006
TELUS Studio Theatre
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Picasso at the Lapin Agile
by Steve Martin
March 8 - 18, 2006
Frederic Wood Theatre
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Extra Event Series
New last year to Theatre at UBC, the Extra Event Series offers subscribers the opportunity to attend productions and workshops at a reduced ticket price.

Le Nozze di Figaro
March 2 - 5, 2006
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Extra Event Series
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Brave New Play Rites 2005-2006
New Plays by UBC Creative Writing Students
March 29 to April 2, 2006
Frederic Wood Theatre
Extra Event Series
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POV Festival of UBC Student Films 2006
Short Films by UBC Film Students
April 28 & 29, 2006
The RIDGE Theatre (3131 Arbutus Street)
Extra Event Series
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top of page2004/05 Season:

We're delighted to welcome you to the 2004-2005 Theatre at UBC Subscription Season. This year we've assembled a season of plays and events reflecting our commitment to theatre that entertains, provokes and enlightens.

Last year, with our very successful co-productions of The Fall and K, we began building artistic and producing relationships extending beyond the borders of the UBC main campus. We continue to enlarge our horizons this year with similar co-productions.

We're also delighted to continue our collaborations with the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and the UBC School of Music. With these partners, as well as with the Belkin Gallery, the Department of Art History and Visual Art, and the Museum of Anthropology, we continue to expand the demanding and exciting "Arts and Culture Scene" at the UBC Point Grey campus.

We invite you to join us for what promises to be another fabulous season of theatre, opera, concerts, gallery openings, workshops, lectures, festivals and films. We look forward to seeing you at the Theatre.

Enjoy!

Robert Gardiner
Head, Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing

Under Milk Wood
by Dylan Thomas
Directed by: Sarah Rodgers, Alumna
Frederic Wood Theatre
September 23 - October 2, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
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The Cherry Orchard
by Anton Chekhov
translated by Jean Claude Van Itallie
Directed by: Stephen Heatley, Faculty
Telus Studio Theatre
November 4 - November 13, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
All shows start at 7:30 p.m.
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Village of Idiots
by John Lazarus
Directed by: Aaron Caleb, MFA Candidate
Frederic Wood Theatre
January 20 - January 29, 2005,7:30 p.m.
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Eugene Onegin
(Opera) by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Libretto by Tchaikovsky and Silovsky, after a novel by Pushkin
Directed by: Nancy Hermiston, Head of Voice and Opera, UBC School of Music
Conducted by: Norbert Baxa With the UBC Symphony Orchestra and the UBC Opera Ensemble
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
March 3 - March 6, 2005, 8:00 p.m.
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Arcadia
by Tom Stoppard
Directed by: Dennis Garnhum, Guest Artist and Alumnus
Frederic Wood Theatre
March 10 - March 19, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
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Transit Lounge
by Amiel Gladstone, Andreas Kahre, Conrad Alexandrowics, Kendra Fanconi, Anosh Irani, Maiko Bae Yamamoto and Rachel Ditor
Directed by: Rachel Ditor
Telus Studio Theatre
April 7 - April 16, 2005, 7:30 p.m
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Extra Event Series
New this year to Theatre at UBC, the Extra Event Series offers subscribers the opportunity to attend productions and workshops at a reduced ticket price.

Plum + Other Colours
October 21, 22, 23, 2004
Frederic Wood Theatre 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $12 Adults/$8 Students
Extra Event Series

The Adventures of Ali & Ali and the Axes of Evil
Friday, October 29, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 30, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Frederic Wood Theatre
Ticket Prices: $15 Adults/ $10 Students
NeWorld information: NeWorld Theatre 604-602-0007
NeWorld website: www.neworldtheatre.com
Extra Event Series

John Padan and the Discovery of America by Dario Fo
November 12 and 13 - 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre
Ticket Prices: $12 Adults/ $8 Students
Mario Pirovano Website: www.mariopirovano.it
Extra Event Series

Skin
February 24 and 25 - 7:30 pm
Telus StudioTheatre
Ticket Prices: $18 Adults / $12 Seniors / $8 Students
Henry Daniel's website: www.sfu.ca/~hdaniel
Extra Event Series

Brave New Play Rites 2004-2005
April 13-17, 2005
Visit the UBC Creative Writing website for more details
6 Shows Only
ALL SHOWS 7:30PM plus one 2PM matinee, Sunday
TICKETS/INFO: 604-822-2678
Tickets: $12 and 8
Extra Event Series

Persistance of Vision (POV) Film Festival
This year's POV dates (2005) are scheduled for Friday April 29th and Sat. April 30th, 2005 at the Ridge Cinema at 3131 Arbutus Ave.
Single price tickets will be $8 on Friday, and $10 on Saturday.
Visit the UBC Film Program POV website for more details.
Extra Event Series

 

top of page2003/04 Season:

We are delighted to invite you to the 2003-2004 Theatre at UBC Subscription Season. We've an entertaining and enlightening spectrum of shows this year: Alien Anthropologists, Classic Commedia, a Vancouver/Copenhagen Tri-Production, Mozart's most popular Opera, a full Measure of Shakespeare, Ibsen on the Inlet, and an affectionate salute to two great British Columbia Artists. Our Theatre Production Program continues to grow in innovative and exciting directions, as it has since Professor Frederic Wood started the UBC Players' Club back in 1916. At the ripe age of 87 we've not slowed down a bit - we're renewed and reborn each season by the enormous talents and fresh ideas of our students, the artistry of our faculty, staff and alumni, and by you - our marvelous audience.

Welcome to the theatrical surprises and delights of our 2003 - 2004 season.

Robert Gardiner
Head of Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing

Tales of the Lost Formicans
by Constance Congdon
Directed by Stephen Malloy
Frederic Wood Theatre
September 25 - October 4, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
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Il Campiello
by Carlo Goldoni. English version by Susanna Graham-Jones and Bill Bryden
Directed by Stephen Heatley
Telus Studio Theatre
October 16 - October 25, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
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Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Gerard MacKay
Frederic Wood Theatre
November 13 - November 22, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
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K.
by Martin Tulinius
Directed by Martin Tulinus
An international co-production of Kaleidoskop Theatre of Copenhagen, Rumble Productions and Theatre at UBC
Frederic Wood Theatre
January 15 - January 24, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
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Song of This Place
by Joy Coghill
Directed by Robert More
Frederic Wood Theatre
February 19 - February 28, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
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Manon
by Jules Massenet
Stage Director: Nancy Hermiston
Conductor: Norbert Baxa With the UBC Symphony Orchestra and the UBC Opera Ensemble
A co-production with the UBC School of Music
Chan Centre
March 4 - March 7, 2004, 8:00 p.m.
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The Lady from the Sea
by Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Bryan Wade
Directed by John Cooper
Telus Studio Theatre
March 18 - March 27, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
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top of page2002/2003 Season:

A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by: John Cooper
Frederic Wood Theatre
September 25th-October 5th, 2002
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The Secret Rapture
by David Hare
Directed by: Stephen Heatley
TELUS Studio Theatre
October 16th-26th, 2002
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The Falstaff Project
Dr. Errol Durbach's adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry plays
Directed by: John Wright
Frederic Wood Theatre
November 13 -23, 2002
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Oh What a Lovely War
by Joan Littlewood
Directed by: Sarah Rodgers
TELUS Studio Theatre
January 23 - February 1, 2003
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The Bartered Bride
Opera
Composer: Bedrich Smetana
Libretto: Karel Sabina
Opera in Czech with English surtitles
Directed by: Josef Novak
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
March 6 - 9, 2003)
Thu, Fri & Sat shows start at 8:00 pm :: Sun start is 3:00 pm
CHAN Centre for the Performing Arts
UBC Opera Ensemble
UBC Symphony Orchestra
The School of Music at UBC: www.music.ubc.ca

The Marriage of Figaro
by Beaumarchais
 translated by David B. Edney
Directed by: Marek Czuma
Frederic Wood Theatre
March 13 - 23, 2003
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Dirty Hands
A Festival of the Performing Arts at UBC
March 31-April 11, 2003
Various Campus Venues

 

top of page2001-2002 Season:

The productions of Theatre at UBC are part of the Theatre Program's contribution to the exploration of ideas. That exploration of course, is the central adventure of any great university. One of the greatest advantages of operating a theatre program in the diverse environment of UBC is the possibility of interaction among students, scholars and guest artists. Because of this, our seasons reflect a range of ideas and themes that we think will be relevant, interesting and provocative as well as diverting and entertaining. The students, faculty and staff of the Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing invite you to join us for another year on campus with Theatre at UBC. We know you will enjoy yourself!

Lion In The Streets
by Judith Thompson
Directed by Kathleen Weiss
September 26, 2001 - October 6, 2001,
Frederic Wood Theatre
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Good  Mother
by Damien Atkins
Directed by Stephen Heatley
October 31, 2001 - November 10, 2001
TELUS Studio Theatre
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Lysistrata
by Aristophanes,
Directed by David Bloom
November 15, 2001 - November 24, 2001,
Frederic Wood Theatre
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses
by Christopher Hampton,
Directed by: Fran Gebhard
January 23 - February 2, 2002
Frederic Wood Theatre
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The Creation
Anonymous, Edited and Adapted by Edward Kemp and Katie Mitchell
March 13 - 23, 2002,
TELUS Studio Theatre
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Dido and Aeneas
by Henry Purcell (edited and realized by Benjamin Britten and Imogen Holst)
Libretto by Nahum Tate
and
Gianni Schicci
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
English Translation by Anne and Herbert Grossman
Co-production with the UBC School of Music
Performances on March 7,8,9, 2002 at 8pm and a
Matinee performance on March 10, 2002, at 3pm
The School of Music at UBC: www.music.ubc.ca

 

top of page2000 - 2001

The Three Sisters
September 28 - October 7, 2000

Bonjour la Bonjour
November 2 - 11, 2000

Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley
Directed by Stephen Malloy
November 16 - 25, 2000
Frederic Wood Theatre
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As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Stephen Heatley
January 18 - January 27, 2001
Telus Studio Theatre
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The Crucible
March 1 - 4, 2001

Greek
by Steven Berkoff
Directed by: Zaib Shaikh
March 8 - 17, 2001
Telus Studio Theatre
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The Beggar's Opera
by J. Gay
directed by John Wright
March 22 - 31, 2001
Frederic Wood Theatre

 

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