Theatre

The Theatre Program offers opportunities for advanced studies leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and the Master of Arts (M.A.) in dramatic literature, theatre history, and criticism. The program also offers advanced studies leading to the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in the direction of plays and in the design of scenery, costume, and lighting.The program has diverse offerings in both practical theatre and the academic study of dramatic literature, history, and criticism.

 
 

Faculty Members in Theatre

Name Research Interests
Firkins, Jacqueline costume design
Gardiner, Robert Sceneography , stage design, lightning
Heatley, Stephen Theatre, acting, directing, new play development, comedy, commedia dell’arte, solo performance, play producing, Canadian theatre, Canadian plays, Literature, gender/sexuality
Johnston, Kirsty Dramatic literature and theatre history with particular interest in disability arts and intersections between health, disability and performance
Liu, Siyuan twentieth century Chinese theatre and Asian Canadian theatre
Marshall, Hallie Performing arts; Ancient Greek Theatre; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Classics; Contemporary British Theatre; Cultural Industries; History of the Book; Literary or Artistic Work Dissemination or Reception Contexts; Performance and Theatrical Productions; Poetry; Reception Studies; Religion, Culture and Space; Theatre; Tony Harrison
Mathijs, Ernest film, alternative cinema, independent cinema, European cinema, horror film, David Cronenberg, film audiences, film festivals, censorship, fantasy film, Lord of the Rings, Film studies
Murphy, Gayle Voice for the Actor, Voice and speech
Pennefather, Patrick theatre design; Theatre Production; digital media; Public VR projects; xR development; Scalable virtual and augmented reality prototypes; Rapid prototyping for mixed realities; Design of spatial audio in physical and virtual environments
Powers, Bradley Production Technology
Rizzotti, Patrick Performing arts; design; Design and Planning of Space; Theatrical Productions; Virtual Reality; Augmented reality; design for new works; devised work; narrative visual experience; production design; site specific experiences; theatre design
Scholte, Tom Theatre, film, and television
 
 

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