Faculty of Arts

Current Season

Actors Workshop Theatre 2022/2023


Amigo's Blue Guitar

Oct. 27-29, 2022
  • By Joan Mcleod
  • Directed by Wesley Eccleston

In this Governor-General award-winning play set on the Gulf Islands, a university student brings home a Salvadoran refugee on a whim of compassion. The unexpected visit forces the family to grapple with long simmering tensions and confront the harsh realities of a refugee’s life.


And Slowly Beauty

Jan. 26-28, Feb. 2-4, 2023
  • By Michel Nadeau
  • Directed by Catriona Leger

Mr. Mann, a forty-eight-year-old, buttoned-down, middle-management type, feels himself losing touch with his job, his wife, his children, and the rest of his urban life. He wins tickets to a production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters and realizes that the mid-life cocoon he has spun around himself is beginning to unwind. Both humorous and beautiful, this finalist for the 2014 Governor-General's Literary Award for Translation speaks eloquently to the power of art to transform lives.


Mustard

March 23-25, 30-April 1, 2023
  • By Kat Sandler
  • Directed by Robin Nichol

Winner of the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, Mustard is a twisted fairy tale about friendship, love, growing up, moving on, and finding magic where you least expect it. This darkly comedic bedtime story blurs imagination with reality in order to save a family from its own destruction.