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After Fuenteovejuna

May 4th, 2022

The Professional Theatre Department at Dawson College is proud to present After Fuenteovejuna, adapted by the third-year students with writer Sarah Lotfi and directed by Stéphane Zarov with Movement Direction by Mila Thé. Originally performed in 17th-century Spain, this classic theatre includes clowning, music, dance and storytelling. When the small town of Fuenteovejuna is terrorized by a military commander, the women of the town band together to seek revenge. This modern retelling includes music composted by third year students Reagan Prum, Brianna Rodrigues,  Noah Moorcroft and Andréas Sandoval Chaidoullina

Content warnings: sexual assault, sexual violence, swearing. Wed May 4-Saturday May 7.

Entry fee for Dawson employees and students = $5.

Photography and filming is not allowed.

Click Read More to buy your ticket.


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Third-year Theatre students star in After Fuenteovejuna

April 20th, 2022

The Professional Theatre Department at Dawson College is proud to present After Fuenteovejuna, adapted by the third-year students with writer Sarah Lotfi and directed by Stéphane Zarov. Originally performed in 17th-century Spain, this classic theatre includes clowning, music, dance and storytelling, with some audience interaction.

Content warnings: sexual assault, sexual violence, swearing. The show runs April 25 - May 7. Entry fee for Dawson employees and students = $5

Click read more to buy your ticket.


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Second-year Theatre students star in Chaos

March 22nd, 2022

Second-year students of Dawson's Professional Theatre Program are presenting Chaos by Laura Lomas, directed by Stefanie Buxton.

Chaos is a series of interconnected stories, where characters search for meaning in the modern world. British playwright Laura Lomas says, "I was thinking about how I felt as a young person and how the world felt. The word "chaos" kept springing out of that. I wanted to write something in the gesture of that Chaos, as a celebration of it. ... I didn't want it to make sense, but I did want it to feel alive - all the ways I remember feeling as a teenager."

Chaos runs March 23-26 at 8 p.m. and is PWYW (pay-what-you-want) at the door. Tickets can be booked on Eventbrite; click on Read More link.


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The Cripple of Inishmaan

March 9th, 2022

The second-year students of Dawson's Professional Theatre Department have been busy rehearsing for The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh, opening March 9.

Inishmaan, directed by Matt Enos, is a dark comedy about a small Irish town, pulled out of their daily routine when a Hollywood director comes to film a documentary.

Inishmaan plays March 9 - 12, at 8 pm. Proof of vaccination is required, and masks must be worn at all times. The show is free.


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Upcoming plays at Dawson

February 16th, 2022

After Heavy Weather and The Laramie Project last semester, the second-year students of Dawson's Professional Theatre Department are back with two shows in March. The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh, and Chaos, by Laura Lomas.

Inishmaan, directed by Matt Enos, is a dark comedy about a small Irish town, pulled out of their daily routine when a Hollywood director comes to film a documentary. Chaos, directed by Stefanie Buxton, is a series of interconnected stories about the chaos of the modern world.

Inishmaan plays March 9 - 12, and Chaos plays March 23 -  26. Both shows are free. Proof of vaccination is required, and masks must be worn at all times.


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Dawson Theatre reopens with Our Class Feb. 7-12

February 2nd, 2022

   

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream on now until Nov. 27

November 17th, 2021

The Professional Theatre Department is proud to announce Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, performed by the 3rd year graduating students and directed by Leslie Baker.

The show runs Nov. 17 - 27 with matinées exclusively open to the Dawson community. Matinées are Nov. 17, 19 and 25 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Tickets are $6.32 and can be booked on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-midsummer-nights-dream-matinees-tickets-204430435937

Proof of adequate vaccination is required.

Photo by: Emma Rosa Melgoza


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Professional Theatre presents Heavy Weather

September 29th, 2021

Heavy Weather by Lizzie Nunnery is about a young woman who faces the environmental crisis head-on as she embarks on a hero's journey in search of her mother, certainty and hope.

With an ensemble of protestors, onlookers, media, family and allies, Heavy Weather explores the complexity of protest, bias, agenda and manipulation, how to grapple with fear of the future, and self-discovery in how to own one’s power to change and inspire others.

With songs, brilliant humour, heart and truth, Heavy Weather is a timely play resonating with revolution and how, moment to moment, we can reinvent the future.

Playing next Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 6 -9, at 8 p.m.

Tickets must be booked in advance: email lesau@dawsoncollege.qc.ca or call the Box Office at 514 931-5000.

*Vaccine passport required


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Shows are back! The Laramie Project opens Sept. 22

September 15th, 2021

   

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365 Days: Theatre production opens April 28

April 20th, 2021

The Professional Theatre Department of Dawson College presents excerpts from 365 days / 365 plays by Suzan-Lori Parks. In 2002, Pulitzer-Prize-winning American playwright, Suzan-Lori Parks, decided to write a play every day for a year. From this massive work, director Stefanie Buxton has curated a selection of short plays, each with resonating power, creating a One Act show. Performed by the third-year students, 365 days is a rich journey.

The show opens Wednesday, April 28 and runs to May 1, as well as May 5-8. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Please note that this show has content warnings for: violence, violence against women of colour, graphic language, war, sexual themes, death and police brutality.

Click Read More to go to the Dawson Theatre Facebook page, where the play will be livestreamed.


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