The School of Dramatic Art has many illustrious alumni who work in professional and educational theatre. Many are award-winners in their own right, with Dora Mavor Moore Awards, Genie Awards, teaching, and career achievement awards among their accomplishments. Among them are Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and Amanda Tapping, star of the television shows Stargate SG-1 and Sanctuary. Have a look at a select list of our graduates!
Are you a graduate of the school?
Have you moved? Earned a promotion? Another degree? Been cast in a great part? Let us know so we can update our records and pass the word along to classmates. You can complete this online form or send us an e-mail.
You can also check out any upcoming drama alumni events, or visit the home page of the University of Windsor's Alumni Association.
What they’ve had to say about us:
“The biggest thing I came away with from the University of Windsor was a real strong sense of individuality. There are several other schools in the country that really put their stamp on people… Everyone comes out the same. What was good about Windsor was they had lots of different teachers with different techniques. What they encouraged you to do was find your own unique talent and how to uniquely express that talent… a real strong sense… that your uniqueness is what makes you interesting and to not ever discard that (but) to raise it up and celebrate that uniqueness.” – Steven Ouimette
“SODA has been unrivalled in the particular blend of training and education it has provided its students, many of whom have gone on to illustrious careers… SODA currently provides this unparalleled opportunity.” – Richard Monette
“We are lucky and privileged to teach workshops all over the world, from the Juilliard School to the RSC, from Singapore to Bogota. What the best students in these places have is something they share in common with the student artists we have met at Windsor - a dedication to art and a hunger for knowledge; a willingness to risk and to grow; all of which I know our wonderful Windsor students have learned from and share with their professors.” – J. Ed. Araiza, SITI Company
“Rarely have I been more impressed by a theatre institution. It is an institution made uncommon by its clarity, its rigor, its seriousness and high quality of its graduates. It is among the best training grounds for theatre in Canada, a school with a brilliant past and even more promising future.” – Colin Taylor
“As Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival since 2002, I have had great opportunities to witness the work of the Windsor BFA Acting program as represented by their students and recent graduates. In both cases I have observed young theatre artists who are fully rounded and aware of themselves in both audition and rehearsal situations with confidence and skill. There is no doubt in my mind that the BFA Acting Program at Windsor is a complementary and vital part of the Canadian theatre scene, with a curriculum, ethics and attitude that is successfully preparing its students for rich, full careers in the theatre.” – Jackie Maxwell, Artistic Director Shaw Festival
“As the General Director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, I have worked with numerous talented and highly skilled graduates from this program, who have moved on to very illustrious careers. Windsor’s Dramatic Art program has a great reputation for providing young classical artists who are both talented and well-versed in their theatrical skills. The program provides a solid, well-structured curriculum which offers graduates a powerful advantage and the ability to stand out in a very competitive field. We need to hire and develop the very best and University of Windsor’s Dramatic School of Art has been a valuable source for young artists of high calibre. We have been extremely fortunate to benefit from its many well-trained and talented graduates.” – Antoni Cimolino, General Director Stratford Shakespeare Festival