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 […]
The Ryerson Musical Theatre Company (RMTC) is staging a lively adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods for five shows this week at the Betty Oliphant Theatre. The student group –- now in its fourth year, and becoming one of the biggest on campus –– accepts members of all majors. Second-year creative industries student Jarrett Stoll said he wanted to […]
Even in her first year at Ryerson, Andrea Pestana could tell something was missing. Opportunity. The third-year School of Performance student says that, while she enjoys her program, it became clear from the get-go that there was too much talent and not enough roles to go around. So what’s an aspiring director to do? Create her own performance company, of […]
A Ryerson theatre alumna is being recognized for her outstanding career with a special industry award.
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.