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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

Podcast: CBC Radio North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay In preparation for UBC's 2012 Alumni Weekend

podcastTo listen to Deb Pickman and Gerald Vanderwoude share some very fond memories of studying and working with UBC Professor Peter Loeffler, on CBC Radio's North by Northwest, click here.

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Saturday May 26, 2012
Frederic Wood Theatre
6354 Crescent Rd., UBC
@ 7:30pm 

~ an evening of theatre, song and revelry in celebration of Peter Loeffler 

Join us for a celebration of the teacher who inspired generations of students at UBC, Dr. Peter Loeffler. Featuring alumni and current students, this hour of theatrical shorts will showcase the kind of avant-guard theatre that Peter loved, followed by a party in the Frederic Wood Theatre. All proceeds go towards the Peter Loeffler Memorial Prize in Theatre. This event is presented as part of UBC Alumni Weekend, a full day of events for the whole family, on Saturday May 26.

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L-R: Deb Pickman and Bev Bardal. Photo: Tim Matheson

Peter Loeffler began teaching at UBC in 1972 and for thirty years taught theatre history to undergraduate and graduate students. His Introduction to Theatre course inspired first-year students to appreciate the power of theatre and its importance. He was a dedicated mentor for countless students from all specialties within the Department of Theatre. Peter passed away on January 18, 2002 after a short battle with cancer. 

Peter was an inspirational figure and in many ways the heart of the department. A champion of the avant-garde and the unusual, he was notorious for “anonymously” funding small student productions, helping to foster in his students a greater understanding of the little miracles involved in making theatre. Peter was a recipient of the Killam Teaching Prize in 2000. 

The hour of avant-garde theatrical shorts (which precedes our party) is devised by Theatre at UBC alumni Beverly Bardal and Gerald Vanderwoude and is generously sponsored by UBC alumnaBonnie Mah. Professor Emeritus Norman Young leads an acting ensemble of talented alumni including Beverly Bardal, Cam Cronin, Deb Pickman, Joe Procyk and a surprise guest, along with current theatre students Barbara Kozicki and Jordan Kerbs. A performance of the UBC Opera Ensemble will be a highlight of the evening’s entertainments. The creative team includes Belle Cheung (Stage Manager). Amanda Larder & Morgan Carrier (Scenography), Michelle Harrison(Crew), Jui Kang (Costumes) Matthew Norman (Projections) with Jay HenricksonLynn Burtonand Jim Fergusson. Presented with UBC Alumni Weekend, May 26, 2012. See all the day’s events at: 

“Who’s There?” is the first line in Hamlet, and it was Peter’s favorite quote with which to begin his memorable Theatre classes. Please answer, “I am” when we ask that question from the stage of the Frederic Wood in celebration of a great man of the theatre – Peter Loeffler. 


Saturday May 26, 2012 | Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd., UBC MAP: Curtain: 7:30 pm Complimentary buffet & party until midnight follows performance! TICKETS: $10 Benefit for Peter Loeffler Memorial Prize in Theatre BOX OFFICE:604.822.2678 /


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