UFV Theatre Season Announcement 2021/22
University of the Fraser Valley Theatre and the School of Creative Arts are thrilled to announce the 2021-2022 season of Theatre. Responding to the challenges presented by the pandemic, UFV Theatre is wrapping up a highly successful and rewarding year of presenting live performance virtually, and hopes to offer opportunities for in person productions during the 2021-2022 season. This season offers a diverse selection of original, classic, and contemporary plays. It also highlights innovative approaches to socially engaged theatre that will challenge and excite audiences in the Fraser Valley.
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Emerging Directors’ Showcase 2022
April 28-30, 2022
Bookings can be made through Eventbrite
The Emerging Directors’ Showcase is the final project presented by UFV Theatre’s fourth year directing class and is a chance for students to apply everything they have learned in the course.
Audiences can expect a wide range of performances, from broad physical comedy to thought-provoking drama, and from movement-based devised work to explorations of performance art.
Pericles by William Shakespeare
March 23-April 2, 2022
Adaptation & Direction by Anna Griffith
Pericles is the story of a man fleeing persecution who becomes a refugee on the high seas. It is also a story about a family fractured by circumstance and loss who dare to keep hope alive. Shakespeare’s rollicking epic travels from port to port in a tale where the sea that divides is also the sea that unites. With sea shanties aplenty, UFV Theatre will present Shakespeare’s Pericles in Winter 2022.
Climate Change Theatre Action 2021
Director: Elaine Avila
Video Performances: November 25 and 26 at 7pm, and November 27 at 2pm, via Zoom.
UFV Theatre mainstage production for fall 2021 will be a full-production of various short Climate Change Theatre Action 2021 plays. The Climate Change Theatre Action 2021 is a global distributed theatre festival, and the theme for this year is “Envisioning a Global Green New Deal”.
UFV Theatre is excited to offer students the opportunity to engage with these amazing, relevant works, and create an exciting ensemble performance!
Learn more about our visiting guest director Elaine Ávila
THEA 360 Adapting a Play: Pericles (Fall 2021)
In Fall 2021 we will offer a course on play adaptation, focusing on Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre. In the first part of the term, we will look closely at themes and social issues as well as past theatre productions, novels, and films based on the play. In the second part of the term, the class will collaboratively write their own 30-minute adaptation of Pericles. If the Winter term of 2022 ends up being online, we will use the adaptation written by this class as the script for UFV Theatre’s production of Pericles. This class will be taught by Anna Griffith who will be directing Pericles in Winter 2022.
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