Oct 23, 2015
Apr 2014 - Shannon Vickers perfects Boston accents at RMTC.
Vickers worked with the cast of RMTC's Good People, set in the blue collar neighbourhood of Southie, to authenticate the speech of this critically-acclaimed production. See a teaser and read the full article here.
Oct 2013 - Per Brask guest edits the newest edition of Rhubarb Magazine devoted to Mennonite Theatre.
With contributions from fellow theatre faculty member Claire Borody and alums Brian Perchaluk, Cathleen Enns and Veralyn Warkentin the new edition of Rhubarb magazine features articles on everything you want to know about Mennonite Theatre in Winnipeg. More Information and a Preview
Oct 2013 - Christopher Brauer Directs Venus in Fur at MTC Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre
Running Oct 23 - Nov 9, David Ives' play Venus in Fur is a smart, sexy and dangerously dark comedy about power and the battle of the sexes and it is directed by our own Christopher Brauer. What is more, recent prdouction grad, Hally LaJambe takes her MTC debut as Apprentice Stage Manager for the production. More Information
Free Press Review
CBC Press Review
Feb 2013 - Professor Per Brask publishes new collection of poetry.
Per Brask's newest collection of poetry, *Above Palm Canyon and Other Places in the Mind,* has just been published in print and e-book format (purchase details here). *A Spectator*, his first collection of ekphrastic poetry, published in 2012 in e-book format only, is now available in print at here.
Feb 2013 - UW Prof and Alum Cairn Moor wins Jewish Playwriting Competition.
Cairn Moore has won the 2012 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Contest for Shiksa the story of a secular Jew married to a non-practicing Catholic. In addition to writing and teaching at UW, Cairn is a director and Associate Artistic Director of Sarasvati Production's FemFest. Her most recent work is Jail Baby, written in collaboration with UW prof and Sarasvati's Artistic Director, Hope McIntyre; it will be performed in Winnipeg in the spring. Cairn is also editor/writer of Generation NeXXt, a scene book anthology for young female actors.
Jan 2013 - UW Alum pen's MTYP show!
Author and UW Alumni, James Durham's play The Big League has been mounted at
Manitoba Theatre for Young People. Cory Wojcik, another of our busy former students, is one of the stars in this popular drama for kids and hockey fans alike which runs Jan 17 - 26.
Free Press Review
Jan 2013 - Director Ryan McKenna and stars Robert Vilar and Eve Majzels - all UW alums - screen their new film The First Winter at
Cinemateque from Jan 11 - 16.
CBC Interview with Rob Vilar.
Free Press Review
Nov 2012 - MTC has cast exclusively from UW alumni for its 2nd show of the season.
Tricia Cooper, Stephanie Wiens, Cory Wojcik, and Debbie Maslowski are all UW alums who form the entire cast of Miracle on South Division Street which runs on the MTC Mainstage from Nov 22 - Dec 15.
The cast is also joined backstage by former UWinnipeggers, Brian Perchaluk as designer, stage manager Michelle Legasse and Assistant Stage Manager Jessica Freundl.
More About the Show
Free Press Review
Sept 2012 - Recent Film Grad screens at Silver City
Ian Bawa has completed his first film which will be presented at a private screening at Silver City this week.
Sept 2012 - Recent Performance Grad takes Lead in Production
Stephanie Sy has recently taken the lead of Jo in the Little Women adaptation by Dry Cold Productions. The show runs to September 23 at the Shaw Performing Arts Centre.
For more information see the Free Press Article or visit Dry Cold Productions
Break a Leg Steph!
May 2012 - UW Film Student at the NSI New Voices program
Current UW film student, Cheyenne Bruneau has recently been selected for participation in the NSI New Voices program and has now had her short film screenplay selected by the National Screen Institute for production as part of the that program. Her project which was untitled at the time of this notice will go to auditions this week.
For more information visit
the NSI New Voices program
Best wishes to Cheyenne.
May 2012 - Award-Winning Film for Shelagh Carter
The feature length local film PASSIONFLOWER by Shelagh Carter has been awarded a Platinum Remi at this Houston Worldfest International Film Festival. This is the top award in the Original Theatrical Dramatic Feature category and follows up her win for her short film CANOE last year.
Visit the Houston Worldfest International Film Festival for more information about the festival and the awards.
May 2012 - Winnipeg Arts Council Awards:
Reg and Rick Skene have been nominated jointly for the Winnipeg Arts Council 'Making a Difference' Award by the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Reg is a Senior Scholar and former Chair of the Department and Rick is currently teaching both film and theatre courses and is the prominent professional fight choreographer and stunt coodinator for central Canada.
In addition to the Skene nomination, UW Theatre alumnus Larry DesRochers who is now the Artistic Director and Producer for the Manitoba Opera Company and Odette Heyn and Faye Thompson have also been nominated for the same award. Odette and Faye are the co-artistic directors of the School of Contemporary Dancers and our coordinate the University of Winnipeg Dance Stream.
Finally, Michael Nathanson who is a prominent playwrite and Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre and a graduate of our program and has been nominated for the 'Making a Mark Award'.
The awards will be presented at the Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts on June 15 at the Fairmont Hotel. Read the complete Free Press article.
May 2012 - UW Alumnus Kristopher Turner on Film and TV
As noted in the full-page Arts & Life article in last weekend's Free Press, Kristopher Turner is a busy guy. He has landed major roles on two network television shows. He will be playing a lead role in the new CTV produciton L.A. COMPLEX which will air on the CW in the US and as the staff psychologist on SAVING HOPE which premiers this week and has been picked up by NBC.
Turner has been no stranger to Winnipeg stages since his graduation but has been steadily increasing his presence in both film and television. Most recently he played the lead in the independent Canadian film 'A Little Bit Zombie' a satirically comedic take on the recent Horror genre's fascination with the undead which received some significant notice and wide release.
Read the full Free Press article.
Detail on the film
A Lttle Bit Zombie
March 2012 - The new book A SPECTATOR is a collection of 50 ekphrastic poems by poet, author, playwright and dramaturg Per K. Brask. Accessible and insightful, these delightful poems express the poet's playful attention to a live performance, work of art, exhibit or life moment.
Available in on-line publication at
Click on the link above for description, reviews, and purchasing information.
ANGELS also showcases the talents of a number of UW Theatre alumni. Mariam Bernstein and Ryan Miller are featured onstage and backstage contributors include grads Suzanne Martin as associate artistic director, Sheena Sanderson as stage manager, with assistant stage managers Lisa Nelson and Michael Duggan.
The artistic director for the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre is UW almnus, playwright and Govenor General Award-nominee for drama, Michael Nathanson. Michael currently teaches advanced playwriting for the UW Department of Theatre and Film.
Congratulations to all!
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