Hart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition Present the 26th Annual U of T Drama Festival
Hart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition are proud to present the U of T Drama Festival: A Weekend of Competitive Theatre. The three nights of original one-act plays feature students from multiple colleges on the three U of T campuses and runs February 8-10, 2018.
Over 70 years since its inception, The University of Toronto Drama Festivalprovides a showcase for up-and-coming theatrical talent from the university's three campuses. Now in the 26th year since its revival, the festival is proud to continue the tradition of only accepting original student written plays; serving as a much needed outlet for U of T playwrights. The festival serves as an accessible avenue for U of T students to perform, direct and express their flair for the dramatic on the historic Hart House Theatre stage. It also provides an opportunity for aspiring members of the U of T drama community to get started in the professional sphere as many scripts have gone on to have further productions.The University of Toronto Drama Festival boasts a variety of famous individuals as alumni - Ted Follows, David Gardner, Don Harron, Arthur Hiller, William Hutt and Donald Sutherland - to name a few!
This year's festival will be adjudicated by Jill Carter.
Jill Carter (Anishinaabe/Ashkenazi) is a Toronto-based theatre practitioner and Assistant Professor with the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies; the Transitional Year Programme; and Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto. Her research and praxis base themselves in the mechanics of story creation (devising and dramaturgy), the processes of delivery (performance on the stage and on the page), and the mechanics of Affect. She has worked with Turtle Gals Performance Ensemble (Assistant Dramaturg and Performer), the Chocolate Woman Collective (Researcher, Assistant Director, Remount Director, Workshop Director), and Omuskego Cree Water Stories (Workshop Director). In Fall 2014, she directed the Canadian Premiere of Gloria Miguel's Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue at Native Earth Performing Arts' Aki Studio. Most recently, she has participated in Native Earth's Weesageechak Begins to Dance (2016, dramaturg; 2017, performer); performed in Talking Treaties (Jumblies Theatre, 2017); and served as researcher and tour guide for First Story, Toronto for which she also devises land activations, mapping interventions, and personal cosmography workshops.
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