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 […]
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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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]