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. Video: Performance Training

    Opportunities for performance abound in this theatre department. New forms and imaginative exploration of myriad types of theatrical expression are the daily diet of BFA actors and BA performers. This video features highlights from performance-based classes in all programs.

  2. Video: Glorious Grads

    U of A Drama graduates work all over the world creating original work, running theatres, designing productions, serving as technicians, actors and stage managers in every size venue from Edmonton to Stratford to New York. This video features a collection of interviews and visuals about graduates working in all areas of theatre and beyond.

  3. Video: Integration of Theory and Practice

    This is a theatre department which is dedicated to the integration of theory and practice. This video gives you an inside look at the compelling research conducted by faculty and students that are integral to the production life of the department.

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In the News

  1. Orestes 2.0, the Canadian update has blood on its hands

    ABBEDAM is back tonight. This time out, the University of Alberta’s adventurous drama student theatre company – armed with a licence to contemporize (and Canadian-ize).

  2. U of A brings Loveplay to Edmonton stage (Edmonton Sun)

    The U of A is calling it their Moira Buffini Festival — a selection of three plays spread over the next few months. And if the current production of her Loveplay is any example, get your seats now.

  3. Carousel Players Appoints Jessica Carmichael as New Artistic Director

    Congratulations to MFA directing alumna Jessica Carmichael on her appointment as artistic director at Carousel Players in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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