The irrational fear of Muslims, otherwise known as Islamophobia, might have a comedic cure. Becky Choma has spent years researching prejudice and discrimination. The Ryerson psychology professor recently turned her focus to the effects of fear on Islamophobia, given the rise of prejudice towards Muslims in the western world. Choma was awarded a grant for her latest project, which she […]
To my dear theatre school building, For four years, 44 Gerrard St. was my sanctuary. Looking back now, it was the place where I grew into myself, where I fell in love with people and ideas, where barriers were torn down, bonds were built and pains led to rewards. Now that the time has come for the program to move […]
Ryerson’s Urban Hip Hop Union (UHHU) will take over Lake Devo to spread positive hip-hop culture on campus this weekend. The union is hosting its most ambitious event to date, DEVO 2016, a competition and block party, to celebrate hip hop culture and dispel any negativity surrounding it. “I feel like nowadays there’s such a negative stigma attached to [hip […]
The Ryerson Theatre School building is ending its run with one last production: The Possibilities. The play, which was written by Howard Barker and directed by Brendan Healy, premiered Sept. 30 in the Abrams Studio Theatre. Its final performance will be Oct. 6, marking the last curtain call at 44 Gerrard St. When it comes to the synopsis of the […]
Sacha Lank didn’t start off as a dancer, but the 20-year-old is back for a third consecutive season — her second as captain — of the Ryerson Rams Dance Pak. The team kicked off a new season this week, hoping to build on their second place finish at last year’s Flashdance University Challenge. For Lank, who is also a […]
There were stories about vulvas, fetishes and the horrors of Tinder dating. Nothing was off-limits as six comedians took the stage at the Ryerson Students’ Union second annual Shits n’ Giggles Feminist Comedy Night, hosted at the Ram in the Rye patio on Wednesday night. The event was part of DisOrientation Week, hosted by the RSU, the Continuing Education Students’ Association […]
Tumult Arts Festival hit Gould Street on Thursday, bringing performance art, poetry, graffiti and installation art to Ryerson. As the sun set over Ryerson campus, students walking through were greeted by DJs spinning old school hip hop and reggae, an outdoor café and a competition by Art Battle Toronto. Brodie Metcalfe, the RSU event co-ordinator, created the event because he […]
It’s considered to be the Oscars of the RTA school of media. The TARA Awards recognizes student achievements across the media school. The awards are a prestigious event for the media production, sport media and new media programs. This year, the 38th annual awards will be held on April 15 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts. Josh […]
Ryerson Theatre School put the talents of Ryerson students on display in its new show EnChoreo, which presented pieces danced and choreographed by first-, second- and third-year dance students. The show ran March 22-24 and was produced by Tanya Evidente, a Ryerson dance associate professor. Evidente said that this showcase served as an extension of the upper-year dance show, Choreographic Works. […]
By Arianna Ongaro Nico Muniz is suited up and ready to go. A nervous buzz fills the room as he stands up and adjusts his tie. “OK guys, change of plans, Waleed you’re up,” one of the coaches calls over. The group exchanged nervous glances in the conference room-turned-holding area. Waleed Mubashir, a third-year business management student, stands up and […]
Ryerson’s upper-year dance show, Choreographic Works, is truly a stimulating experience in performance art. Produced by Ryerson dance instructor Vicki St. Denys, Choreographic Works is entirely performed and choreographed by students who are mostly third and fourth-year students in Ryerson’s dance program, with some second years and a single first year. Since there are over 45 dance pieces that are […]
Student-run and student-made – that’s what Ryerson’s upper-year dance show Choreographic Works is all about.
Fourth year Ryerson theatre student Danny Ghantous will stand in the spotlight this month at the Factory Theatre in Toronto, Canada’s first company devoted entirely to Canadian plays. Ghantous plays the role of a Palestinian teenager named Sadiq in the politically charged production, A Line in the Sand. This is Ghantous’s first leading role outside of the Ryerson Theatre School […]
Segway tour guide by day and comedic entrepreneur by night.
By Jessica Albotra and Michael Sist Last night was the 88th Academy Awards, and if you didn’t have a reason to watch Mad Max before you might now. Mad Max swept the Oscars receiving a total of six awards. But it was Leo DiCaprio who stole the hearts of the nation when he received his first Academy Award after being […]
Roll out the red carpet! Tonight is the 88th Academy Awards. Follow The Ryersonian’s live blog as we keep you up to date with the night’s winners. We’ll also have some guest bloggers to discuss the nominated films, actors, directors and everything in between. The show will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock. Check out the complete list of nominees here. Tune in tonight to […]
Set in New York City during the roaring ‘20s, the Ryerson Musical Theatre Company’s (RMTC) performance of Thoroughly Modern Millie is an absolute thrill. Directed by Robyn Hoja, the play is filled with live, catchy music, vibrant characters, love triangles, a wacky villain, and of course — flappers. It’s an outright adventure. Thoroughly Modern Millie is the first play of […]
Learning how to create a great speech takes more than just body language and projection – it’s about what you believe in.
Mark your calendars. VIABLE, a new non-profit film and campaign tackling multiple sclerosis awareness, has its exclusive screening on March 3.
If you’re stressed out about your grades, your finances or your future, Ryerson Theatre School’s latest production might offer you some validation.
Ryerson brings a taste of Broadway to the stage with guest director Blair Williams.
The Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards nominate two fashion design graduates, Hamish Thwaites and Lucian Matis.
“I’m just trying to spread the love to people who normally wouldn’t be able to dance like Beyoncé.”
“The poem is a year’s worth of really bad experiences just from dating,” said Cassandra Myers. “I wanted to call out the sex-positive movement because I think it can be kind of exclusive in certain feminist spaces.
The brainchild of illusionist Nicholas Wallace and director Luke Brown, Séance successfully brings together elements of a magic show, complete with copious amounts of audience participation and a one-man theatre performance. It’s seriously scary.
Blindfolded and guided to their seats, audience members at the third annual Darkness concert at Ryerson University experienced something they never had before — a show played completely in the dark. Hosted by Musicians@Ryerson last Thursday, the show raises money and awareness for the visually impaired by providing the audience with the experience of listening to the show entirely devoid of […]
Jennifer Shahade, chess champion, poker star and author of Chess Bitch, was blindfolded and tortured by the sound of jackhammers at Ryerson on Friday. All the while, a computer algorithm translated her chess moves into poetry.
With only hours to go until the biggest frosh concert held on Ryerson campus, rumours are swirling: will Drake make an appearance? Just a few days ago, the Toronto rapper gave a shout-out to Ryerson via Instagram for the back-to-school banner that referenced the rapper’s latest mixtape. The banner that hung over the Student Campus Centre read: “If you’re reading this, it’s your time […]
By Sam Crisp and Alexis Goncalves Ryerson’s Infuzion dance team is leaving it all on the line as it prepares for Bollywood America, the most prestigious South Asian dance competition in North America. After placing first at Bollywood Dance Canada earlier this year, they will be the only group representing Canada. “It just happens very quickly,” said Pamesha Pande, a […]
By Cole Deakin Approximately $600 in out-of-pocket expenses and one donation of $3,500 from Ryerson later, a group of seven slam poets from the university made it as the first Canadians to participate in United States’s largest college slam tournament. Sixty-seven other colleges and universities from across the U.S. also competed during a four-day event on the weekend. Ryerson was […]
No matter if you are a misfit, down on luck, or in the outskirts of society, you will find a home with the characters in The Ryerson Theatre School’s rendition of Balm in Gilead. Opening to an almost-packed house on its March 4 debut, The Ryerson Theatre School transformed their stage into a 24-hour greasy spoon, dubbed Frank’s Café. The […]
So you’re thinking about moving to the United States, eh? Perhaps it’s for an internship or to launch your career right after graduation. It’s no secret that many young Canadian media and performance professionals cross the border to get experience. Industry capitals New York and Los Angeles attract dozens of students from Ryerson every year. But what is it really […]
Hosts and presenters made jokes about the issue, to much criticism from Twitter
Jordan Tannahill graduated from film studies at Ryerson four years ago. He describes his time here as a period of learning how to fail. “I made so many shitty films throughout Ryerson, and those were important stepping stones for me. And if I didn’t make those bad films, I wouldn’t have made some good ones,” Tannahill said. “There’s more to […]
Third-year theatre students are upping the ante for their annual winter production, bringing more sex, violence and Nazis than ever before. Set in Austria during the depression, Tales from the Vienna Woods follows a young woman as she falls in love with another man in the midst of her engagement party, and the aftermath that follows as her life and […]
It can be tricky to make yourself vulnerable and take risks for art when you’re thinking about how your professors will react. Just ask Julia Wice. “I was like, ‘What if I got naked?’ and my friends were like, ‘Yeah, yeah, do it,’” said the third-year new media student. Wice, who was in her second year at the time, had […]
Ryerson students dressed up in their favourite Bollywood-themed costumes to celebrate Hindi cinema last month. Ryeflix, a student group and movie club, was created in September by a third-year business technology management student, Zaeem Sarwar, and a fourth-year psychology student, Sarah Lane. The group includes nine executive members. Ryeflix’s Bollywood costume party was its latest event, and fifth of the […]
In this week’s show we talk capitalism and Christmas; the Cavalcade of Lights; the Book of Mormon; Series–the podcast, not the breakfast food; and Peter Pan Live! Read the rest of Hana’s story here. Got a question? Comment? Topic idea? Hit us up by email. Alexis Allison: email@example.com Samantha Sobolewski: firstname.lastname@example.org By Alexis Allison and Samantha Sobolewski
By Natalie Marynowski and Pema Tsering The classic tale of the missing glass slipper is being brought to life this week by actors and dancers of the Ryerson Theatre School. Written by Kate Hawley and directed by Peggy Shannon, this musical production of British pantomime combines both a dirty, naughty script and kid-friendly characters, making the show enjoyable for the […]
The best and brightest of Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) got a chance to shine Wednesday night. FCAD Stars, the very first FCAD-only talent show, was held in the auditorium of the Rogers Communications Centre on Nov. 19. The newly-minted Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) organized the event. Contestants sang, danced, drummed and clapped their way through […]
In this week’s show we look at the upcoming drag production, Snow Queen, put on by the school of media; debate whether Chris Hemsworth really is the Sexiest Man Alive; Interpol trapped on a bus and American remakes of British TV shows – they’ve got to go. Got a question? Comment? Topic idea? Hit us up by email. Alexis Allison: […]
Blindfolded and seated in a dark lecture hall of the Rogers Communications Centre, 85 students patiently wait for the second annual Darkness Concert to start. Concertgoers chat and mingle until the sound of a guitar strum rings out – then there is silence. Organized by the student groups Chinese Students Association (CSA), Musicians @ Ryerson, and Poetic Exchange, the Darkness Concert […]
When tragedy strikes, sometimes it’s hard to find the light in all the darkness. But choreographer Hanna Kiel has done just that. With the help of 19 Ryerson dance students she will be translating her personal experiences with death and illness into a contemporary dance piece, using movement and lights in place of words and pictures to tell her story. […]