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

UBC Theatre is back and better than ever! We are excited for you to join us for our 2021/22 season.

Machinal 

by Sophie Treadwell
Directed by Laura DiCicco
Frederic Wood Theatre
November 24-December 4, 2021

Unable to gain financial independence in the 1920s, a young woman is drawn into a loveless marriage with her boss. Machinal explores the societal expectations and restrictions put on women. Driven by a desperation for freedom, our protagonist kills her husband. Yet the play refuses to point fingers. Who is to blame? You decide.

Naked Cinema

Directed by Bart Anderson
VanCity Cinemas
January 2022 (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.

Oil 

by Ella Hickson
Directed by Moya O’Connell
Frederic Wood Theatre
February 9-19, 2022

Oil outlines the depletion of a natural resource over the course of three centuries. The mother-daughter duo, May and Amy, travel through time from 1889 to 2051. As they hop between Tehran, London, and Baghdad, they witness the human cost of the oil industry. This cli-fi play critiques the exploitation of oil through an anti-colonial feminist lens.

Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tanya Mathivanan
TELUS Studio @ The Chan
March 16-26, 2022

A political tragedy written in the last few years of Shakespeare’s life, Coriolanus explores the tension between military force and popular rule. It follows the downfall of the decorated soldier, Coriolanus, who is exiled from Rome due to his disdain of the common people. Enraged, he forms an army and declares war against the very people he swore to protect.

 

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