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Read more about: Professional Theatre presents The Oresteia

Professional Theatre presents The Oresteia

January 25th, 2023

From Feb. 1 to 11, the third-year students of the Professional Theatre Department at Dawson College will perform a contemporary adaptation of The Oresteia directed by Leslie Baker.

The Oresteia is one of our oldest surviving theatrical texts, first performed nearly 2,500 years ago in ancient Greece. It is composed of three plays which American playwright Ellen McLaughlin has adapted into a single, three-act play, rich with challenging roles for actors. The Oresteia focuses on a family trapped by a cycle of violence, as they seek revenge for their murdered loved ones. The myth of the House of Atreus continues to fascinate audiences, as it investigates the human compulsion toward violence, and the subsequent human desire for revenge. Matinees available Feb. 1, 3 and 9.

Read more about: Dawson will be a “Cégep en spectacle” Feb. 2

Dawson will be a “Cégep en spectacle” Feb. 2

January 25th, 2023

Cégeps en spectacle is coming to Dawson for the first time on Thursday, Feb. 2. It will feature 20 acts and 100 per cent Dawson student talent. Of these, eight will go on to represent Dawson at the Cégeps en Spectacle Regional show on March 24 at Cégep du Vieux Montreal.

Organizer Trudy Ste-Croix of Campus Life and Leadership says “the acts are predominantly singers, a few musicians and a few dancers.”
The event is open to everyone. Tickets are $10 or $5 for those who donate nonperishable food or personal hygiene items. All proceeds and donated items will go to a local food bank.

Show time is 7 p.m. and the venue is Dawson’s 5B.16.

Tickets can be bought now through Feb. 2 in CLL 2E. 6 or at a tabling event on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the Upper Atrium.

Macbeth on now through Nov. 26

November 16th, 2022

The Professional Theatre Department is excited to present Macbeth, directed by Stefanie Buxton and performed by the third-year graduating students. This chilling tale of ambition is now on through Nov. 26.

“Shakespeare has a way of communicating with us that will never get old. The images he uses always connect to the way we feel and the actions we do,” says Nathan McDonald, who plays Macduff in the production.

“The work we did as an ensemble brings forth the idea of how people fight for and with each other. I hope people can see a bit of our essence as a group of performers,” says Jeanne Potvin who plays the third witch.

Tickets for Dawson faculty, staff and students are $5.

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Read more about: Art Gallery Exhibit: Biennial 15

Art Gallery Exhibit: Biennial 15

November 2nd, 2022

Biennial 15 marks 30 years of Dawson Fine Arts Faculty members exhibiting their current artworks at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery. It continues this long tradition of investigating the relationship between art making and learning, as well as reflects on the history of the biennial.

All faculty—past and present—of the Fine Arts department will have images and texts in the catalogue, which accompanies the exhibition. There will also be a sound component containing faculty responses to the question of how the biennial has played a role in the pedagogical innovations of Dawson’s reputed Fine Arts Department.

Read more about: Artists’ Books displayed at the Library

Artists’ Books displayed at the Library

November 2nd, 2022

Come admire Natalie Olanick’s students’ Artists’ Books on display at the library. These were created as part of the Graphic Novels and Artists’ Books course from Studio Arts (Arts, Literature and Communication). In this course, students learn about the relationship between visual images and text. Students produce books in various formats as tests or dummies, and then make personal decisions about which format to use to create their own artists' book.

You can find the mini exhibit on the second floor of the library (entrance 5C.1), right in front of the Reference Desk.

Read more about: The Professional Theatre Department presents Macbeth Nov. 14-26

The Professional Theatre Department presents Macbeth Nov. 14-26

November 2nd, 2022


Read more about: Peer tutoring project IndigeStem was a finalist at the provincial Forces AVENIR gala

Peer tutoring project IndigeStem was a finalist at the provincial Forces AVENIR gala

October 5th, 2022

The student-led peer tutoring project IndigeSTEM was a finalist at the 6th edition of the provincial Forces AVENIR gala under the Society, communication and education category.

Dawson students Rotshennón:ni Two-Axe and Kayla Spencer-Young came up with the idea to encourage and support their fellow Indigenous students who may be interested in pursuing studies in Science. The project, which won them the local Forces AVENIR award, tackles discrepancies in the access to resources between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. Aside from providing academic support, the students also organize cultural and scientific activities.

Forces AVENIR recognizes, honours and promotes student involvement in projects that contribute to the development of conscious, responsible, active and persevering citizens who are both rooted in their community and open to the world.

Read more about the project.

Watch the full recording of the event.

Read more about: Dawson Horror Studies Collective presents ‘Deep Cuts’: A screening and discussion of John Carpenter’s ‘THE THING’

Dawson Horror Studies Collective presents ‘Deep Cuts’: A screening and discussion of John Carpenter’s ‘THE THING’

October 5th, 2022

The second Dawson Horror Studies Collective (DHSC) "Deep Cuts" screening, celebrating 40 years of John Carpenter's The Thing, will be on Thursday, 6 Oct. in the Dawson Amphitheatre (4C.1) from 6 pm to 9:30 pm.

Critically derided as too over-the-top and gory when it was released in June of 1982 (one week after the release of Spielberg's friendlier smash-hit E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial), The Thing has since been reassessed as a masterpiece of cosmic horror and existential dread. The film's themes around pandemic paranoia were resonant in its time, with the HIV/AIDs crisis claiming lives, and continue to be so now.

The event will be hosted by Jay Shea and Kristopher Woofter (English Faculty), with a short lecture preceding the screening, and a discussion to follow. The event is free and open to the public. 

Read more about: Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher

September 21st, 2022

The Professional Theatre Program at Dawson College is proud to present Peter and the Starcatcher. Directed by Jonathan Monro and performed by the second-year students, this adaptation of Peter Pan features music and 12 actors playing many unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.

OPENS TONIGHT: Wednesday, Sept 21 and runs through Sept. 24 with performances at 8 p.m. at the Dawson Theatre (on Atwater near de Maisonneuve)

Pay what you can: cash donations to the Theatre Department are accepted at the door.

Read more about: Cin | Comm’s Dipti Gupta presenting doc at Chicago film fest

Cin | Comm’s Dipti Gupta presenting doc at Chicago film fest

September 21st, 2022

Cinema | Communications’ Dipti Gupta is headed to Chicago this month for a screening of her documentary film Marginalizing Minorities. Dipti’s film was chosen by the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, running from Sept. 22-25, 2022. Marginalizing Minorities was shot in India in December 2019 and January 2020 and was edited in Montreal by Karan Singh. The film…

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Last Modified: January 25, 2023


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