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. Drama's new Lee Playwright in Residence: Colleen Murphy

    Award-winning playwright, filmmaker and librettist Colleen Murphy is set to hit the Edmonton arts ground writing in her signature bold strokes when she arrives at the University of Alberta in September 2014 as the Department of Drama’s next Lee Playwright in Residence.

  2. Welcome to StageLab 2014!

    The University of Alberta's Department of Drama presents StageLab Theatre Festival 2014, a showcase of innovative work by the Drama faculty (sponsored by the Timms Theatre Innovation Fund). All events are free!

  3. Nextfest Preview: Creativity is all-encompassing at Nextfest

    The high-spirited annual festival is a family reunion of sorts for a trio of zestful, bilingual sisters: Céline, Siona and Sophie Gareau-Brennan (BFA Drama Honors, 2014) who act, dance, direct, write, stage-manage, collaborate; they embrace visual arts and music; they play well with others.

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In the News

  1. Edmonton Journal: Edmonton theatre community honours stage fight director J.P. Fournier (with video)

    One of the country’s most sought-after fight directors for theatre, opera, ballet and film, J.P. acts, directs, teaches, coaches, mentors, and occasionally does all of the above in the same show.

  2. Edmonton Journal: StageLab 2014, theatrical research on its feet

    With StageLab, the drama department faculty unveil their latest, innovative work to the public.

  3. Edmonton Journal: University of Alberta names new Playwright in Residence

    Award-winning Canadian playwright, filmmaker and librettist Colleen Murphy has been named playwright-in-residence in the University of Alberta’s drama department.

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