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. Happy World Theatre Day: Colleen Murphy marks the occasion

    Colleen Murphy blogs about World Theatre Day and the experience of reading a play versus the experience of watching a play.

  2. Q & A with David Kennedy

    A Dream Play dramaturgs and director let imaginations wander over Strindberg’s text.

  3. Application deadline extended for MA program

    Please note that the deadline for applications to the MA program (both thesis and course based) has been extended to April 15th, 2015.

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In the News

  1. 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.

  2. Paul Gross (BFA Acting '81) receives Order of Canada

    Paul Gross reflects on his career as the director and writer will get his investiture into the Order of Canada at a ceremony in Ottawa.

  3. Studio Theatre brings Mack the Knife to life (Gateway)

    University of Alberta BFA actors playing actors in Weimar Germany playing beggars in mid-19th century England? The initial explanation of Studio Theatre’s latest production The Threepenny Opera can sound a little complicated, but according to a couple of the actors involved, the complication is part of the show’s power and part of the fun.

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