Peggy PhelanJoin theatre and performance studies scholar Peggy Phelan of Stanford University in conversation during the Propeller Project Spring Symposium.

Symposium to feature presentations and performances

The Propeller Project Spring Symposium will feature presentations and performances online or in-person, April 29 and 30.
Joshua QuinlanSet and costume designer Joshua Quinlan has been selected as a Siminovitch Prize Protégé.

Recognition opens new stage in career for drama grad

Drama grad Joshua Quinlan (BA 2013) calls his selection as a protégé by set and costume designer Gillian Gallow a “liminal moment” in his career in theatre.

In December, Gallow was named the 2021 laureate of the Siminovitch Prize, Canada’s largest and most prestigious theatre award. In addition to the $75,000 award, she received $25,000 to support an emerging artist of her choice. She named two: Quinlan and Joyce Padua.

Students rehearse a scene of “Good White Men.”Students rehearse a scene of “Good White Men,” one of four plays performed via Zoom as part of a research project. Led by dramatic arts professor Michelle MacArthur, the study showed it is possible to have a communal theatre experience despite the audience and actors being in lockdown. Photo by Sébastien Heins.

Live theatre over Zoom? Study shows it works

Theatre can provide a communal experience even when the audience and actors are in lockdown, says drama professor Michelle MacArthur.