Performance Arts

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Oakham Community Theatre’s Artifice is pure theatre done right

Luke Slade stands under a spotlight in an AC/DC shirt while he offers up a soliloquy about life and death. This is the beginning of Artifice. Artifice, this year’s production by the Oakham Community Theatre (OCT), was a lineup of four different plays written, directed and performed by volunteers in the Ryerson community. Performances were held at Aki Studio in […]

Ghost Light Players’ Spring Awakening

Ghost Light Players’ Spring Awakening

On Feb. 8, Ghost Light Players, a community theatre group which started at Ryerson last year, put on its first ever production as a theatre company – Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening. Part of what makes us human is our flaws. This fact, that we are imperfect beings, along with the sexually-repressive culture of 19th-century Germany and the sexual fantasies it […]

by Trevor Hewitt· · Arts & Life, Performance Arts
Some of the SAA Ryerson dancers and executive team in their team gear, few hours before they were about to perform. (Photo by Ashin Khan)

Ryedemption: The SAA fights for a comeback at the NACS

After suffering defeat at last year’s North American Culture Show (NACS), Ryerson’s South Asian Alliance (SAA) is preparing to make a comeback.

The SAA is a joint Ryerson and George Brown cultural student group. They participate each year at NACS, where a dozen school teams from across Ontario gather to compete in a dance competition.

by Tawanna Hyman· · Arts & Life, Performance Arts
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REVIEW: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Ryerson’s School of Performance opened its 2017-18 season with Stephen Guirgis’ The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. The production offered a modern take on the play’s themes of betrayal, love and despair.

Directed by Ryerson alumnus, Dean Gabourie, the play presented the trial of Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus.

Craig Scorgie, Nick Chenosky and David Horn.

Rye grad keeps the laughs going at Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

Rye alum Craig Scorgie and his sketch comedy trio Good Game will perform at this year’s festival on Wednesday.

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