U of T Drama Festival 2013
U. of T. Drama Festival 2013 Award Winners can be found here.
Feb 13 – 16, 2013
A Week of Competitive Theatre
Student Written, Directed, Produced, & Performed
Every February, a plethora of original ONE-ACT PLAYS, compete for 5 coveted awards over the 4 nights of this annual adjudicated Festival. The University of Toronto Drama Festival has spawned numerous performers who have gone on to become stars of stage & screen: Ted Follows, David Gardner, Don Harron, Arthur Hiller, William Hutt, & Donald Sutherland, to name a few. 77 years since its inception in 1936, and now in its 21st year since Trevor Rines resurrected it in 1993, the UofT Drama Festival continues to provide a high profile showcase for up and coming theatrical talent. This year also marks the 12th Drama Festival of only accepting original student written plays, serving as a much needed showcase for talented UofT playwrights.
The Festival also serves as an accessible avenue for UofT students to perform and direct on the historic Hart House Theatre stage.
A synopsis of each play in the festival can be found here.
Derek Boyes, Adjudicator
Derek is an associate artist of Soulpepper Theatre and has finished his 9th season appearing in You Can’t Take it With You and The Crucible. Past seasons include Exit the King, Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Fantastics, Doc, Loot, Awake and Sing, Odd Couple, As You Like it, Our Town, The Government Inspector, Olympia, The Wild Duck, Nathan the Wise, Hamlet, King Lear, Mary Stuart and Time of Your Life. He received the Soulpepper Artisic Director’s Award for 2009.
As an associate artist with Toronto Masque Theatre, he has performed in Masques for a Reaney Day, and directed and performed in Masques of War, Commedia, Dioclesian, Fairy Queen, Venus and Adonis, Histoire du Soldat, Masque for the Muses, A Moliere Celebration and directed King Arthur, the double bill of Aeneas and Dido and Dido and Aeneas, Indian Queen and the Mummer’s Masque.
Other highlights include 2 seasons at the Stratford Festival as Cassio in Othello and Lorenzo in Merchant of Venice and a season at the Shaw festival as Tesman in Hedda Gabler. He was also in the world premiere of Ann-Marie MacDonald’s big hit Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet.
He is the voice of Jenny’s father on Tchaikovsky Discovers America and Mozart on Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage, both of which won Juno awards for Best Children’s album. He has also played the role of the Uncle in Beethoven Lives Upstairs and Vivaldi in Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery with most of North America’s top symphony Orchestras. He has been seen in many TV and film projects including the feature film The Skulls.
Wednesday, February 13 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 14 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, February 15 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 16 @ 7:30 pm
FINAL ADJUDICATION & AWARDS CEREMONY
Per evening – General Admission
Students & Seniors $10
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