Drama Fest and Monologue Masterclass Series

The UofT Drama Coalition has extended the date for U of T campus and colleges to submit entries for the UofT Drama Fest. Therefore you may still submit scripts up until November 9. Thank to those of you who already have submitted. The executive looks forward to reading them starting this week.

We hope to see you at our next event, our next session of the Monologue Masterclass Series October 30 @ 7:00 p.m.

October 12 – Performance Night

A UTM Drama Club tradition returns! 

Come out to the MiST at 7:00 p.m. this Friday October 12 for a night of poetry, singing, dramatic readings and more! Performance Nights run in the format of the more familiar Coffee Houses, or Talent Shows (minus the competition). We welcome anyone and everyone to showcase their artistic talents in a safe and encouraging atmosphere.

To sign-up for a performance slot please e-mail 
drama@utmsu.ca with your name and what you plan to perform. There are no auditions required and all are welcome. We will be taking sign-ups until Thursday October 11, however we will be happy to accept those that decide to perform the night of as well.

And, if you’d prefer to just be in the audience it’s pay-what-you-can.

It’ll be the perfect way to kick off your weekend!

The News is Out! We have chosen our show!

The news is out. The UTM Drama Club’s production this year is: Arcadia by Tom Stoppard. It is a comedy, by one of the most highly regarded contemporary playwrights. Check out the synopsis below. You can still sign-up for auditions for either Monday October 15 form 12 pm to 2 pm, or Friday October 19 from 6 to 8 pm, however the available time slots are filling up!Arcadia is set in Sidley Park, an English country house, in both the years 1809–1812 and the present day. The activities of two modern scholars and the house’s current residents are juxtaposed with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier.

In 1809, Thomasina Coverly, the daughter of the house, is a precocious teenager with ideas about mathematics well ahead of her time. She studies with her tutor Septimus Hodge, a friend of Lord Byron who is an unseen guest in the house. In the present, a writer and an academic converge on the house: Hannah Jarvis, the writer, is investiga

ting a hermit who once lived on the grounds; Bernard Nightingale, a professor of literature, is investigating a mysterious chapter in the life of Byron. As their investigations unfold, helped by Valentine Coverly, a post-graduate student in mathematical biology, the truth about what happened in Thomasina’s lifetime is gradually revealed.”Pure entertainment for the heart, mind, soul…The best Broadway play for many, many a season. It is a work shot through with fun, passion and, yes, genius.” – The New York Post

Winner! 1995 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play
Winner! 1994 Olivier Award for Best Play

Play Development Workshop

Are you working on a script that you would like to hear read? Would you like to have a chance to try it out in front of an audience and receive feedback on your work? Submit a portion of an original play for our Play Development Workshop. The workshop will consist of a sharing of a 10 to 15 minute segment of developing student plays in the form of a staged reading. The workshop will occur on October 19 in the Presentation Room of the Student Centre at 7:00 p.m. Submissions are due October 5.

Come out and audition for our Annual Production. Be sure to reserve your audition spot now!

This year we will be doing a full length play. Reserve your audition time and come with a two minute monologue. Stay tuned. We will be publicly announcing the play soon. To reserve your audition spot email us at drama@utmsu.ca



Clubs Week

Interested in becoming a member of the drama club? Come and check out our table at Clubs Week located at the student centre from September 17th to the 21st. Come and learn about member benefits, our events, become a member and meet the executive members of the drama club. We hope to see you there!