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Announcing Our 2014/15 Season!

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Download the 2014/15 Season Brochure

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Sessional Teaching / Theatre Studies: January 2015 to April 2015 (2014W Term 2)

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Theatre and Film Teaching Assistantships: 2014/2015 Academic Session.

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New course open to all UBC students: INTRODUCTION TO FILM ACTING (FIPR 269A). No Audition Required. UBC 1st year students and invited to apply!


Proudly Supporting our Students, Alumni & Faculty

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Leos Roar for UBC Theatre & Film! Congratulations to our many students faculty and alumni from UBC Theatre & Film whose artistry was recognised by Leo Awards this year and kudos to those who’s work received a Leo.

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The Department of Theatre and Film is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Hallie Marshall to the position of Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies.

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Northern Gateway Pipeline Video Contest Launched!

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Leo Nominations – Theatre & Film at UBC: Huge congratulations to our talented students, alumni and faculty who have had work recognized at this year’s Leo Award Nominations!

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Alumna Rebekka Sorensen Recognised by Daytime Emmy Awards.

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Congratulations to our staff member Lynn Burton on being recognised by Celebrating Women at UBC!

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Associate Professor Kirsty Johnston’s book "Stage Turns: Canadian Disability Theatre" shortlisted for Canada Prize in the Humanities.

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Assistant Professor Siyuan Liu receives review for his book Performing Hybridity in Colonial-Modern China

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Theatre at UBC was recognised for it’s “boffo programming” this year in the magazine’s annual Best of Vancouver issue! 

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Theatre at UBC is a Positive Space!

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Gifts to Theatre at UBC ensure that today's Theatre students have access to the resources that give them the best education possible.


Theatre at UBC

UBC Theatre Program Internships

The Arts Club Theatre Internship Program

What is the Internship Program?

The UBC Department of Theatre and Film is pleased to offer again this year a number of internship positions with Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company. This program is in its fourth year, so far having provided a dozen of our Production and Studies students with the opportunity to work under the direction of Arts Club staff.

The objective of the program is to provide senior theatre students with practical experience in a variety of areas, including design and production, dramaturgy, stage management and audience development. The duration of the work assignment may relate to a specific production in the Arts Club season, or span longer-term projects. Opportunities arising with other producing companies in Vancouver may also arise.

The internship is considered as an opportunity to gain experience in a professional environment, and will not be considered as a fulfillment of any course requirements. Applicants must carefully assess their course load and other commitments before applying. The applicant and his/her mentor will agree upon the nature of the work, conditions, and time commitment before any work is undertaken. Students will receive an award of $1000, payable in installments, with final payment made on completion of the project. The award is not based on an hourly wage, however both mentor and student should keep a record of hours worked. In accepting the position, the student undertakes to fulfill the commitment as agreed upon with the mentor. Failure to complete the work will mean forfeiture of the final installment.

The program is made possible through the generous support of UBC alumni, with matching funds from the Arts Club Theatre.

Who should apply?

This opportunity is open to senior undergraduate and graduate students who have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in one of the production positions described below. The student must have completed or be currently enrolled in courses relevant to the area.

What should students submit?

Applicants will complete the application form and submit a one-page résumé. Please include a summary of relevant experience, and a list of current and completed Theatre courses. Applicants for design and production positions should submit an abbreviated portfolio of work in areas related to the position, with a maximum of five examples of their work. All applicants should provide two references and their contact information. The committee will contact the referees directly. Successful applicants will be asked to meet with the Arts Club mentor for an interview, at which time the project parameters will be discussed. At the completion of the internship, both the mentor and the student will be asked to submit an evaluation of the experience, and the mentor will provide the student with a letter of reference.

When is the application deadline?

Applications must be in the hands of the department secretary, Karen Wong, by Friday December 6. Karen’s office is in Room 209 of the Frederic Wood Theatre Building, 6354 Crescent Road.

Successful applicants will be notified before the end of first term. For more information, contact Professor Stephen Heatley, Department of Theatre and Film, at

Internship Positions for 2013-14

The Arts Club is offering positions in costume design, lighting design, and dramaturgy. Internships begin at different times, starting in the early spring of 2014, and may extend past the end of the spring term. Positions will be filled according to the availability of qualified applicants.

Costume Design Internship

The Costume Design intern will assist the costume designer for the production of Spamalot opening at the Stanley Theatre 14 May 2014. 
He/she will work with the freelance designer Rebekka Sorensen, assisting at fittings, helping with pulls, and tracking the costume breakdowns and budgets. 
Work on the production is expected to begin in February, with a concentrated period starting late March.

Applicants should have experience in wardrobe work. Good organizational skills are essential.

Lighting Design Intern

The intern will work with Lighting Designer Ted Roberts on the touring production of Chelsea Hotel. The intern will assist with the lay out of the lighting plots for the show tour venues. 
There will be an opportunity for the intern to be present at any of the focus sessions in these venues.
The time frame for this portion is from mid-February - mid March (about 35 hrs).
The intern would also assist the Lighting Designer Gerald King on the production of SPAMALOT at the Stanley Theatre. 
First rehearsal is April 15, load in and LX hang is the week of April 21, tech is May 2-7, with opening May 14. 
The hours required for this project would total approximately 45, with the majority of it during Technical rehearsal (focus, level sessions, Q2Q).

Dramaturgy Intern

The dramaturgy intern assists Literary Manager Rachel Ditor and Literary Assistant Fannina Waubert de Puiseau in new play development, production dramaturgy, and literary management duties.  The intern will assist with new play workshops, the preparation of production resource books, and assist in updating our script log, reading unsolicited manuscripts and organizing and participating in the annual reading retreat.  There are also opportunities depending on need and availability to assist with our teen Leap playwriting class. Timeline is ongoing and project-related from Mid-January through August, hours are flexible, but some evenings and weekend hours will be required. 

Preference is given to a student who has taken Drama 400 or Theatre 410.

Please fill out the following Arts Club Internship Program Application Form. The deadline for submitting the application is Friday, December 6, 2013.

Please submit a one-page résumé with this application. Include a summary of relevant experience, and a list of current and completed Theatre courses. Applicants for design and production positions should submit an abbreviated portfolio of work in areas related to the position, with a maximum of five examples of their work. The committee will contact the referees directly.

Submit to Karen Wong, Room 209 of the Frederic Wood Theatre Building, 6354 Crescent Road.

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