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Magdalene Sisters Screening

The film screening is this TUESDAY APRIL 1, 5:30pm in ROOM 102.

A copy of the film is also at the Drama desk for a 3-hr sign-out.


who knows all there is to know about the crying game?

Screening of The Crying Game (dir. Neil Jordan, 1992) 112 min.

THURSDAY FEB 7, 4:00pm

ROOM 102


Natalie will be available for an informal post-screening chat for any interested parties…



What: THREAD: an intermedia performance

Who: Students from the Departments of Art, Drama, Film and Music


When: Thursday to Saturday, February 7-9, 2000 at 8:00 p.m.


Where: Convocation Hall at Queen’s University, 85 Stuart Street


Tickets available at the door: $5 general admission, $3 students. A portion of the proceeds to the Kingston Youth Shelter


Information: or call 533-2104


We live in interesting times. This is as true in the creative arts as it is anywhere. One of the most striking features of artistic practices in the new century is the extent to which the barriers between traditional disciplines are breaking down.  In the fall of 2007, a group of students and four professors from the departments of Art, Drama, Film and Music set out to accomplish the seemingly impossible: work together to create a large, public performance that explores and expands on the skills they have learned within their own departments – but in a way that forces collaboration, not only between students, but also between the art forms themselves. The result is THREAD, an intermedia performance that combines elements of live theatre, video projection, live music, recorded sound, and installation artwork. 


The performance is inspired by the Greek myth of Icarus and his disastrous fall. In THREAD the students interpret aspects of this story in a contemporary context, looking at modern labyrinths, creation myths, childhood, state power, propaganda, surveillance, pornography, and the dangers of excessive faith in technology.

The end product combines inflatable sculptures, sound art, dance, movement, choral singing, theatre and video projections into a performance that challenges the audience’s notions of conventional performance.  It promises to be one of the most unique events ever held at Queen’s University. THREAD asks you to think outside the box, and unravel your notions of what a live show can be.  


DRAM 330 Performance

From: Judith Fisher
Date: Jan 30 & 31
Time: 8pm

Everyone is invited to the DRAM 330 class performances of Before and After (Restoration and eighteenth-century prologues and epilogues) in the Vogt next Wednesday and Thursday 30th and 31st January at 8pm. Admission is free. The show is double cast — all female cast on Wednesday and mixed gender cast on Thursday.


Drama 238B Workshop Performance

From Julie Salverson
Date: Sunday January 27
Time: 4 -5pm,   Vogt Studio.

Come see our one hour (or less!) workshop of the performance Drama 238B  will do for the upcoming conference “Uncommon Magic”, celebrating  Kingston writer  Bronwen Wallace. The class is combining their family  histories with Wallace’s poetry, coming up with short (1 minute)  solo  performance stories, mixing genre and performance style, and exploring  transitional connections.  The class is working with guest artist Jodi  Essery from Sabooge Theatre.  We need an audience to try this  experiment out before our conference gig!


Ker Wells Performance and Workshop

The Special Events Committee has two exciting upcoming events, both starring the inimitable Ker Wells:

1. Friday Feb 1, 2008, 8pm Vogt Studio: Performance of ‘Living Tall’

Details: Living Tall Poster

2. Saturday Feb 2, 2008, 10am-4pm Room 106: Physical Theatre Creation Workshop (limited participants)

Details: Wells Workshop Poster


Famine by Tom Murphy (Single Thread Theatre Co)

This class hasn’t started yet, but you can see a contemporary Irish play in Kingston! Single Thread presents Tom Murphy’s Famine. *OPENS NOV 15* See press release for details.

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