Post Tagged with: "Theatre"

Students, faculty gather for RTA prof outside hospital

Students, faculty gather for RTA prof outside hospital

Students and faculty from Ryerson University gathered at Sunnybrook Hospital on Saturday to visit RTA professor Dana Lee. The popular professor, who is currently receiving medical treatment, is no longer able to teach at Ryerson. Supporters said they were pleasantly surprised when Lee came outside to speak with the group. Laura Dittmann, a former RTA student, was in attendance on […]

by Jacob Cappe· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, students
(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 25-27)

The cold weather has finally come, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors. Put on something to you keep you warm and go to some events happening this weekend in Toronto. 1. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Follow +RT for a chance to win a pair of tickets to #JingleBallNorth Nov 25 (minors require parental consent) Rules: https://t.co/cFz61mPU15 […]

(Courtesy Maya Findlay)

Feminism in theatre

There is now an all-womyn theatre company in Toronto. HERstory Counts is a theatre company that produces plays, which are written and performed by diverse female-identified womyn. Female-identified means any person who identifies themselves as a womyn. Why it’s important Jennifer Neales, the founder of HERstory Counts says, this company is not only important, it’s necessary. “HERstory Counts became the necessary […]

Canada gets first 4DX movie theatre at Yonge and Dundas

Canada gets first 4DX movie theatre at Yonge and Dundas

Canada has received its first 4DX auditorium at Cineplex Cinemas on Yonge and Dundas Streets and the new theatre experience is getting great reviews. “The response we’ve gotten has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Sarah Van Lange, the director of communications at Cineplex. “We were anticipating Canadians to love 4DX but we weren’t expecting almost every show to be sold out.” Viewers can […]

(Courtesy Yell Rebel website)

A theatre company full of Ryerson grads

A Ryerson grad has started her own theatre company with the help of her former classmates. Yell Rebel theatre company began as 2012 Ryerson theatre grad Eva Barrie’s idea, but required more than one person to become a reality—so Barrie pitched her idea to Noah Spitzer, who attended the theatre program with her. “Noah and I worked on shows [together] […]

(Kevin John Siazon)

Rye’s School of Performance has moved into its new home

After 18 months of planning and waiting, Ryerson’s School of Performance has finally moved into its new home. The school moved into new studio spaces in the basement of the Student Learning Centre (SLC) starting Monday. Previously, the school was housed in the old Theatre School building at 44 Gerrard St. E., which is now closed. “I think the students […]

by Behdad Mahichi· · News, On Campus
REVIEW: The final bow at the Ryerson Theatre School building

REVIEW: The final bow at the Ryerson Theatre School building

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 […]

by Kayla Rosen· · Arts & Life, Performance Arts, Theatre
(Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson in talks with city to find new theatre school: Lachemi

By Shane Perusse Ryerson is working with the City of Toronto to find the theatre school a new, permanent home, said interim president Mohamed Lachemi. But the process could take about five years. “We are in a very serious discussion with the mayor’s office, including (with) the mayor himself,” Lachemi said, mentioning that he is also in talks with a number […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
(Alexia Kapralos/Ryersonian Staff)

Review: Choreographic Works is an invigorating piece of performance art

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 […]

Ryerson acting student has lead role in Factory Theatre’s ‘A Line in the Sand’

Ryerson acting student has lead role in Factory Theatre’s ‘A Line in the Sand’

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 […]

Séance: A nightmare magic show that will mess you up

Séance: A nightmare magic show that will mess you up

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.

Ryerson students screen Iceland films at Nuit Blanche

Ryerson students screen Iceland films at Nuit Blanche

Ryerson students and professors lit up Ryerson’s Artspace as part of Nuit Blanche this Saturday with screenings of their short films. The films are the result of a 10-day workshop, where 12 students from across programs and two professors travelled around Iceland

Staying true to a collective, Wolf Manor Theatre works to break traditional molds

Staying true to a collective, Wolf Manor Theatre works to break traditional molds

Performance-acting student Dylan Brenton sat in a guest lecture at Ryerson Theatre School, listening to Canadian actor Philip Akin talk about starting a production company to create change in Toronto’s theatre community. That same day in October 2013, Brenton created a Facebook page for his own production team, the Wolf Manor Theatre Collective. Today, the page has almost 600 likes. […]

by Deepika Shewaramani· · Arts & Life, Theatre
Theatre students bring a taste of Vienna to the stage

Theatre students bring a taste of Vienna to the stage

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 […]

Clown 2014 is a production done by the Ryerson theatre school. It runs from Thursday, October 9 until Saturday. October 11. (Courtesy Ryerson Theatre School)

Clowning around at the Ryerson theatre school

The Ryerson Theatre School will be clowning around for the next few days. Clown 2014 is a production put on as a part of the third-year performance acting curriculum. It was designed by Leah Cherniak, co-artistic director at Theatre Columbus, and has been playing for more than 10 years. “It’s an entire technique, it’s an investigation of the self,” says Anthony Perpuse, […]

Ryerson's Barrel of Monkeys Improv Team at practice in the Student Centre. Michelle LePage/Ryersonian Staff

Campus Clubs: Inside a barrel of monkeys

It calls itself the “Barrel of Monkeys Improv Team,” and it’s easy to see why. Like the line of toy primates that took its name from the idiom, “More fun than a barrel of monkeys,” the improvisational comedy team creates a good time from almost nothing. They start with suggestions from the audience: a place, a person or an occupation. Within […]

by Michelle LePage· · Features, Top stories, Web Series
Review: Festival of Dionysus

Review: Festival of Dionysus

Love turns sour between a star-crossed couple during a time of nationwide strife. A man has a relentless battle between the couch and his pyjamas. These are just some of the eclectic plays that were part of the Ryerson Community Theatre’s (RCT) opening night on March 28. The annual showcase featured six plays, performed during a two-hour show. The showcase, which […]

by Samantha Lui· · Arts & Life, Theatre
New Voices showcases rising theatre talent

New Voices showcases rising theatre talent

The Ryerson Theatre School is hard at work on its annual year-end production, New Voices, which will run from March 25 to April 9. The fourth-year theatre students – from the performance, dance and production streams – have been working on their pieces since the beginning of the school year. While performance and dance students have been focusing on their […]

by Kelly McDowell· · Arts & Life, Theatre
New Voices producer Sheldon Rosen (Courtesy Ryerson Theatre School)

Q-and-A: New Voices producer Sheldon Rosen

With the Ryerson Theatre School’s annual New Voices series – showcasing dance, theatre and set design work from the program’s fourth-year students – quickly approaching on March 26, Ryersonian reporter Kelly McDowell spoke with producer Sheldon Rosen on what to expect from the show. The performance series runs until April 9. Q: What is New Voices? A: It is a variety of […]

by Kelly McDowell· · Arts & Life, Theatre
Dance review: Choreographic Works

Dance review: Choreographic Works

The two men look at each other in pain – first leaning in, then pushing away resiliently. Their ribs seem to almost puncture their skin while performing intricate movements in sync. They are fighting then reconciling, like brothers, friends or lovers. In the audience, everyone is staring at the stage, enraptured. This was the Ryerson Theatre School’s March 7 debut […]

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