Whether you want to perform at centre stage, create the magic behind the scenes, develop your skills as a critic or take your professional theatre career to the next dramatic level, the University of Alberta's Department of Drama is the place to imagine, create and transform.


  1. Tribes: Act One, Scene One

    In the upcoming U of A Studio Theatre production of Tribes by Nina Raine, playing May 14 through 23 at the Timms Centre for the Arts, you will meet Billy, a young deaf man who was raised to read lips and speak rather than sign to communicate. But today as Tribes rehearsals begin, let us introduce you to Connor Yuzwenko-Martin (’14 BA). Connor is an Edmonton-based Deaf actor playing Billy.

  2. 2015 Arts Celebration of Research

    This year's event will feature fast-paced, three minute presentations from some of the most exciting researchers in the Faculty of Arts, including Drama's Jan Selman.

  3. Student Voices: The value of education?

    BFA Acting student Jessy Ardern shares her take on recent government statements about funding “high value” postsecondary programs.

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In the News

  1. Studio Theatre's A Dream Play seats the audience onstage (Vue Weekly)

    In addition to casting five performers in the same role, Studio Theatre’s version of A Dream Play also puts audience members on stage with the actors: seating is on the actual Timms stage.

  2. Studio Theatre toys with humanity (The Gateway)

    A Dream Play, the final show from the University of Alberta’s graduating BFA class is shining a light on the complexities of human life, from personal connections to spirituality.

  3. Goodnight Bird: Colleen Murphy's "least-disturbing" play makes Montreal debut this week

    The Montreal Gazette interviews our Playwright in Residence, Colleen Murphy, about her career and latest debut.

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