Discover upcoming theatre and film productions and performances. All shows are produced, performed, and directed by talented students in our programs.

We are thrilled to welcome you back to the theatre for the 2022/2023 season. Join us for adventure, heart, and captivating storytelling across our stages and screens!

Naked Cinema IX

A collectively created, feature film by Acting and Film Production students

Directed by Tom Scholte
Postponed, new date TBA

Students from UBC Theatre and Film Acting and Film Production come together to create something especially audacious: a new feature film developed collectively from scratch and stripped of all cinematic artifice inspired by Lars von Trier’s Dogme 95 Manifesto.

Beckett 23: Endgame 

“Nothing is funnier than unhappiness.”—Nell, Endgame

by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Gerald Vanderwoude 
Frederic Wood Theatre
January 18-21, 2023

Gerald Vanderwoude directs BECKETT 23: Endgame featuring Theatre and Film alumni. This is the 22nd annual UBC Theatre Alumni Fundraising Event, supporting the Peter Loeffler Student Scholarship Fund. Endgame, Samuel Beckett’s tragicomic one-act play, examines the human experience in his typical absurdist way. Come for the theatre and stay afterwards for the cake, the bubbly and the always spirited discussion!

Are we not drawn onward to new erA

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

by Ontroerend Goed
Frederic Wood Theatre
February 1–4, 2023

Technically as well as formally ingenious, Are we not drawn onward to new erA turns time, movement and visuals on their heads–and, like the best works of radical art, it does so in the service of political meaning. It’s an artistic intervention in a matter of the utmost importance, and it uses temporality as a provocation. As we draw closer and closer to worldwide calamity, this work asks us to rethink human possibility.

Tickets available to book directly through PuSh

The Wolves 

Hit the pitch with a pack of teenage girls navigating life and soccer

by Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Leora Morris
Telus Studio Theatre
February 2-11, 2023
Preview: February 1

Squats, jumping jacks, lunges, repeat! The Wolves Junior Girls’ Soccer Team train at the air dome every Saturday morning with out fail. As they warm up they chat about everything from world events to menstrual cycles, navigating the joys and complexities of being part of a pack. A finalist for the Pullitzer Prize, The Wolves is a celebration of female adolescence at its most chaotic and buoyant.

The Birds  

An Indigenous adaptation of Aristophanes’ classic comedy reflects on colonization and reconciliation

by Yvette Nolan
Directed by Michelle Olson
Dorothy Somerset Studio
March 15-25, 2023
Preview: March 15

Two humans seeking freedom and a better way of life travel to the land of the birds in this irreverent adaptation of Aristophanes’ classic comedy. While one has little regard for the land’s occupants and sets about constructing their own utopian “paradise”, the other begins to listen and respond to the birds with openness and curiosity. Unravelling typical notions of form and the colonial narrative, The Birds reflects on pressing contemporary issues of colonialism and reconciliation.

 

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Phone: 604-822-2678
Email: box.office@ubc.ca
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*Please note, Crescent Road is closed from West Mall to the west entrance of the Sage Parking Lot, January-March 2023, due to construction. For drop-offs in front of the theatre, Crescent Rd is accessible via East Mall, past the Flag Pole Plaza. Use the Sage Parking Lot to turn around to head back to East Mall. The Armories Parking Lot (directly behind the Frederic Wood Theatre) is accessible via Memorial Road.

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