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Theatre workshop production: Our Class

Oct 25, 2012 to Oct 27, 2012

 

Our Class by Tadeusz Slobodzianek, in an English version by Ryan Craig

 What do you want to be when you grow up? A fireman? A doctor? A movie star? A mass murderer? In 1920s Poland, five Catholic and five Jewish schoolchildren see their village transformed first by the invading Soviet army, then by the Nazis, and finally by a monstrous and collective crime that will haunt both victims and perpetrators to the present day.

Theatre MFA directing students Alison Humphrey and Timothy Askew co-direct third-year acting students in an unmounted production.

Askew is a freelance actor, director and writer. He is the recipient of the Joan Chalmers Playwriting Award, the Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director’s Award, the Jean Gascon Director’s Award, and the Tyrone Award. His recent directorial credits include Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and the Toronto premiere of Kander & Ebb’s Curtains at the Al Green Theatre. Later this season, he directs Beaumont’s The Knight of the Burning Pestle for Theatre @ York.

Humphrey's professional work for the stage includes assistant directing at the Royal Court Theatre and English Touring Theatre/UK, the American Conservatory Theater, and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, where she won the 2009 Elliott Hayes Award. Her directing credits include the UK premieres of James Reaney's The Donnellys at the Old Red Lion Theatre and Normand Chaurette's The Queens at the Royal Shakespeare Company Fringe Festival in Stratford-on-Avon.She directs A Midsummer Night's Dream in March for Theatre @ York.

Performance Schedule:
October 25: 7pm
October 26: 2pm & 7pm
October 27: 7pm

Admission: Free


Location:Room 139 in the Centre for Film and Theatre, York University, 4700 Keele St.
Sponsor:Department of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts
Web Sitehttp://www.yorku.ca/finearts/theatre/events
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