Performances

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication produces a series of performances each year created by faculty, students, and visiting artists. Performances are open to the public. Please join us!

For media information, contact Janelle Rainville

TomorrowLove  |  The Eco Project


TomorrowLove

Grey and white graphic for Tomorrow Love posterPerformances: November 14 - 17, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Matinees: November 14 & 15 at 12 p.m.

Venue: Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building

Tickets: $15 General / $10 Students and Seniors / $5 eyeGO

Box Office: 519-888-4908 or purchase at the door

TomorrowLove was written in 2015, by Rosamund Small, a Toronto-based playwright who has had great success as a playwright and is only in her 20’s.  Rosamund states the play is ”about love and set in many different versions in the very near future, where one piece of amazing technology exists.  It’s about exploring different relationships and how this one thing activates change in the way that two people relate to each other. Sometimes it ends up bringing people closer together and sometimes it pushes them further apart.”

A unique feature of TomorrowLove, is that it is a big play comprised of numerous thematically linked playlets (as opposed to a series of scenes as in most plays).  Additionally, the characters aren’t written with ascribed genders or race, so guest director Andrea Donaldson, will get to choose which actor to have in any given scene, and different meanings can arise from the choices she makes.  Originally staged as an immersive theatrical experience we have chosen only 7 of the 15 possible playlets and are staging them on our thrust stage.

Millennials, who already have an intense relationship with technology, will connect with these conceivable worlds.  TomorrowLove is a truly contemporary play that allows us to meditate on the possibilities and dangers technology introduces into love and relationships in the twenty-first century.   


The Eco Project: How On Earth Do We Live?

Green graphic poster image for The Eco projectWritten by: Robert Plowman

Directed & Devised by: Andy Houston

Performances: March 14 - 17th, 2019

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Hagey Hall Studio 180

Tickets: $10 / $5 eyeGO

Box Office: 519-888-4908 or purchase at the door 

The Ecology Project is a multi-media, immersive, devised performance focusing on ecology in a time of ecological crisis.  This performance is the development of a research and creation process that had its roots in a Performance Creation course taught by Andy Houston in Winter 2018.

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Employment Opportunity for Sessional Instructors

The Speech Communication program at the University of Waterloo is searching for several new sessional instructors to teach core communication courses.  Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors, 50 minors, and delivers many sections of communication courses to four Faculties from across the University.

Sessional instructors could teach up to three sections per academic term of the following courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Science Communication, or Communication in the Engineering Professions. Each of these courses include emphases on foundational communication competencies and are designed to align with the Speech Communication program objectives. More information on the Speech Communication program can be found here:

www.speechcommunication.uwaterloo.ca

Interested instructors should have a PhD or be working toward completing a PhD, and should send a CV and a brief letter of interest that addresses qualifications and teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Robert Danisch

Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

rdanisch@uwaterloo.ca