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Full-Time Faculty

Alessandra Santos

Alessandra Santos

Associate Professor | Cinema and Media Studies | Film Studies

Research Area

Film Studies
BA UC Berkeley, PhD UCLA Alessandra Santos is Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC. Her research area is Latin American cinema and performance, and comparative studies in the hemispheric Americas. She is interested in utopias, technology, gender, Indigeneity, race, and...Read more

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Film Studies

Antoine Bourges

Antoine Bourges

Assistant Professor | Film Production

Research Area

Film Production
Antoine Bourges is a filmmaker and Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC. He holds an MFA in Film Production from York University and previously served as an adjunct faculty member at Humber College. Bourges’ work blurs the lines between fiction and documentary, often...Read more

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Film Production

Brad Powers

Brad Powers

Associate Professor, Design and Production | Design and Production MFA Graduate Advisor |

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Design & Production
BRAD POWERS, B.A. (Ohio State University), M.F.A. (Yale) is Assistant Professor of Production Technology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Highlights from his work as Technical Design Manager and Consultant for LA Propoint Inc in Los Angeles include the following team projects: techn...Read more

Research Area

Design & Production

Ernest Mathijs

Ernest Mathijs

Professor | Film Studies | Cinema and Media Studies

Ernest Mathijs is a Professor in Film and Media Studies at the University of British Columbia. He researches cult film, genre cinema, David Cronenberg, and European horror. He has written on the reception of digital cinema and fantasy (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings), on Belgian cinema, realit...Read more

Gayle Murphy

Gayle Murphy

Associate Professor, Voice and Acting

Research Area

Acting
GAYLE MURPHY, B.F.A. in Drama (Calgary), M.F.A. in Performance (York), has specialized in breath and the speaking voice for actors and other professional speakers for over thirty years. She coaches actors for stage and screen, and has led voice workshops in Bangkok, Hong Kong and major cities throug...Read more

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Acting

Hallie Marshall

Hallie Marshall

Assistant Professor, Theatre Studies

Research Area

Theatre Studies
Hallie Marshall, BA (Queen’s University), MA (Memorial University), PhD (UBC), specializes in dramatic literature and theatre history, with a particular focus on ancient Greek theatre and its reception (reuse) in later periods. Her doctoral dissertation was on the classical plays of British poet ...Read more

Research Area

Theatre Studies

Igor Drljaca

Igor Drljaca

Assistant Professor, Film Production | Graduate Advisor, MFA Film Production

Research Area

Film Production
Igor Drljaca is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia. He completed his Master’s in Film Production at York University in 2011. He is the recipient of the Ontario Art Council’s K.M. Hunter artist award for media arts in 2014. His work ...Read more

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Film Production

Inga McLaughlin

Inga McLaughlin

Adjunct Professor

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Design & Production

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Design & Production

Jacqueline Firkins

Jacqueline Firkins

Associate Professor, Design and Production

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Design & Production
JACQUELINE FIRKINS BA (Drew), MFA (Yale) specializes in costume design.  Her regional design work includes costumes for The Getty Museum, Court Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Arts Club Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Writer’s Theatre of Chicago, Victory Gardens Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Chicago C...Read more

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Design & Production

Keren Zaiontz

Keren Zaiontz

Assistant Professor, Theatre Studies |

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Keren Zaiontz is Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies in the Department of Theatre & Film and Bachelor of Media Studies Program. Her research focuses primarily on the cultural politics of contemporary art and performance in global north cities. Her areas of study include artist...Read more

Kirsty Johnston

Kirsty Johnston

Professor, Theatre Studies

Research Area

Theatre Studies
KIRSTY JOHNSTON, B.A.(Queen’s), M.A.(U. Toronto), Ph.D. (U. Toronto), specializes in dramatic literature and theatre history with particular interest in disability arts and intersections between health, disability and performance. Other research interests include Canadian theatre and intercultural...Read more

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Theatre Studies

Kunji Ikeda

Kunji Ikeda

Assistant Professor without review - BFA Acting and Movement

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Acting
Kunji Ikeda (he/they) plays with physical communication to grow physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing within his community. His fearless political work explores our communities most pressing political ideas and has earned multiple Betty Mitchell award nominations for performance and choreogra...Read more

Research Area

Acting

Leora Morris

Leora Morris

Assistant Professor | Directing & Acting

Research Area

Acting | Directing
Leora Morris BSc (McGill), Diploma in Acting (George Brown Theatre School), MFA (Yale School of Drama) specializes in directing, acting, and new play development. Most recently, as Yale Directing Fellow and then resident Artist in Education at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, she has directed Ride t...Read more

Research Area

Acting | Directing

Lindsay Lachance

Lindsay Lachance

Assistant Professor, Theatre Studies |

Research Area

Theatre Studies
Dr. Lindsay Lachance is from an Algonquin Anishinaabe family and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC. Lindsay has played a leading role in the creating and direction of the Indigenous Theatre department at the National Arts Centre as the first Artistic Associate. S...Read more

Research Area

Theatre Studies

Lisa Coulthard

Lisa Coulthard

Professor | Film Studies | Cinema and Media Studies | Graduate Advisor, Cinema and Media Studies

B.A. (UBC), M.A. (UBC), Ph.D. (University of Toronto) Lisa Coulthard has been with the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia since 2003. Her research focuses on the areas of cinematic violence, film philosophy, film sound, genre cinemas, action film, feminism, and v...Read more

Mila Zuo

Mila Zuo

Assistant Professor | Film Studies | Cinema and Media Studies

Mila Zuo, Assistant Professor B.A (UC-Berkeley), M.A. (UCLA), Ph.D. (UCLA) Mila Zuo is an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC. Her research areas include transnational Asian cinemas; film-philosophy; abject epistemologies; star studies; digital and new media; and cri...Read more

Olivia Michiko Gagnon

Olivia Michiko Gagnon

Assistant Professor, Theatre Studies

Research Area

Theatre Studies
OLIVIA MICHIKO GAGNON, BA Hons (U. Toronto), MA (NYU), PhD (NYU), specializes in performance studies, with research and teaching interests in minoritarian performance, cultural production, and multimedia aesthetic practice; critical race and ethnic studies; feminist and queer theory; critical Indige...Read more

Research Area

Theatre Studies

Patrick Parra Pennefather

Patrick Parra Pennefather

Assistant Professor, Design and Production

Research Area

Design & Production
Dr. Patrick Parra Pennefather, Assistant Professor at UBC Theatre and Film and shared with the Master of Digital Media Program (Co-owned by UBC, SFU, BCIT and ECUAD). Patrick is passionate about bridging disciplines of practice and thrives in collaborative projects. He is a designer of interactiv...Read more

Research Area

Design & Production

Stephen Heatley

Stephen Heatley

Professor and Department Head

Research Area

Acting | Directing
STEPHEN HEATLEY, B.A. (Brock), MFA (Alberta) is the Head of the Department of Theatre and Film. Professor Heatley teaches acting and directing and is the departmental liaison for playwrighting. He spent twelve seasons as Artistic Director of Edmonton's Theatre Network where he directed over thirty w...Read more

Research Area

Acting | Directing

Tom Scholte

Tom Scholte

Professor, Acting and Directing

Research Area

Acting | Directing
TOM SCHOLTE, BFA, MFA (UBC) Tom is a nationally recognized actor, director, writer and producer in the realms of theatre, film, and television. Among his numerous screen credits are a Genie nominated (Canada Screen Award - Film) and Leo winning (BC Film and Television) performance in the featu...Read more

Research Area

Acting | Directing
Part-Time Faculty

Bart Anderson

Bart Anderson

Adjunct Professor | Film Production | Acting & Directing

Brent Strang

Brent Strang

Sessional Lecturer | Cinema and Media Studies | Film Studies

Brent Strang has a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University. His research interests include masculinities in American film & television, business histories of the home entertainment industry, and attention-capture through interface design & interaction peripherals. His most recent...Read more

Caisha Thompson

Caisha Thompson

Adjunct Professor | Film Production

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Film Production

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Film Production

Camyar Chaichan

Camyar Chaichan

Adjunct Professor

Research Area

Acting | Directing

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Acting | Directing

Chelsea Birks

Chelsea Birks

Sessional Lecturer | Cinema and Media Studies | Film Studies

Chelsea Birks is the Learning and Outreach Director at The Cinematheque in downtown Vancouver and a sessional instructor in Film Studies at The University of British Columbia. Chelsea's research interests include: film philosophy, ecocriticism, postmodernism, documentary, and pedagogy. Her first boo...Read more

Devan Scott

Devan Scott

Adjunct Professor | Film Production

Research Area

Film Production
Devan Scott is a graduate of Simon Fraser University's film program and has worked as a cinematographer, colourist, and director for ten years. As a cinematographer, his work has screened around the world at the Toronto International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Clermont Short Film Festival...Read more

Research Area

Film Production

Emily Dotson

Emily Dotson

Adjunct Professor

Jiang (Harry) Hanyang

Jiang (Harry) Hanyang

Graduate Student | Sessional Lecturer | Theatre Studies

Research Area

Theatre Studies
Hanyang (Harry) Jiang (BA in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language by Nanjing Normal University, China June 2014. MA and MPhil in Humanities by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong June 2017.) Jiang (Harry) Hanyang is a PhD candidate in Theatre Studies at the University of Br...Read more

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Theatre Studies

Jill Wyness

Jill Wyness

Adjunct Professor | Design & Production

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Design & Production

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Design & Production

Kathy Duborg

Kathy Duborg

Adjunct Professor | Acting & Directing

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Acting | Directing

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Acting | Directing

Lael McCall

Lael McCall

Adjunct Professor | Film Production

Research Area

Film Production
Lael McCall began her career in London editing a monthly magazine for producers and later became Creative Affairs Executive at United British Artists Developments, founded by Harold Pinter, Glenda Jackson, Albert Finney, Maggie Smith, and John Hurt to develop projects for West End Theatre as well as...Read more

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Film Production

Lauren Taylor

Lauren Taylor

Adjunct Professor | Acting & Directing

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Acting | Directing

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Acting | Directing

Lois Anderson

Lois Anderson

Adjunct Professor | Acting & Directing

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Acting | Directing

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Acting | Directing

Lorraine West

Lorraine West

Adjunct Professor | Design & Production

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Design & Production

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Design & Production

Madeline Molgat Laurin

Madeline Molgat Laurin

Adjunct Professor | Design & Production

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Design & Production

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Design & Production

Michelle Morris

Michelle Morris

Adjunct Professor | Film Production

Research Area

Film Production
Michelle Morris is the founder and President of Lily Pictures. She is a BC council member of the Canadian Media Producers Association, a Trans-Atlantic Partners alumnus, and a First Assistant Director member in the Directors Guild. During her career as an Assistant Director, Michelle worked on fi...Read more

Research Area

Film Production

Mimi Abrahams

Mimi Abrahams

Adjunct Professor

Research Area

Design & Production

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Design & Production

Olivia Shaffer

Olivia Shaffer

Adjunct Professor | Acting

Research Area

Acting
Olivia Shaffer is a choreographer, performing artist, and movement teacher. She performs with EDAM Dance, Vancouver’s long established company of dance improvisation and Contact Improvisation (CI). Olivia has also performed with dance companies and independent choreographers such as Helen Walkley,...Read more

Research Area

Acting

Rafi Spivak

Rafi Spivak

Adjunct Professor | Film Production

Research Area

Film Production

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Film Production

Rami Katz

Rami Katz

Adjunct Professor | Film Production

Research Area

Film Production
Rami Katz is a Vancouver-based filmmaker and holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia, where he received the H. Norman Lidster Prize in Documentary Filmmaking. His documentary The Issue of Mr. O'Dell premiered at Full Frame '18, where it received the President's Award, and was selected t...Read more

Research Area

Film Production

Raphael Wagner

Raphael Wagner

Adjunct Professor | Acting & Directing

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Acting | Directing

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Acting | Directing

Reid Gilbert

Reid Gilbert

Adjunct Professor | Theatre Studies

Research Area

Theatre Studies

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Theatre Studies

Sarah Shamash

Sarah Shamash

Sessional Lecturer | Cinema and Media Studies | Film Studies

Sarah Shamash’s research creation practice is committed to decolonial, feminist critique and action; it encompasses film, art, writing, curation, and education. Her film and artworks have been shown in curated exhibitions and film festivals internationally. Her recent film From Chile to Canada: Me...Read more

Sheila Langston

Sheila Langston

Adjunct Professor | Acting & Directing

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Acting | Directing

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Acting | Directing

Stefan Sunandan Honisch

Stefan Sunandan Honisch

Honorary Research Associate | Sessional Lecturer | Theatre Studies

Research Area

Theatre Studies
Stefan Sunandan Honisch is a Sessional Instructor in the Department of Theatre and Film, at the University of British Columbia, having previously held a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow within the department for a project on the musical life of Helen Keller (1880-1968). His research interests are at the ...Read more

Research Area

Theatre Studies

Susan Bertoia

Susan Bertoia

Adjunct Professor | Acting & Directing

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Acting | Directing

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Acting | Directing

Tanya Elchuck

Tanya Elchuck

Adjunct Professor

Tarique Qayumi

Tarique Qayumi

Adjunct Professor | Film Production

Research Area

Film Production

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Film Production

William Brown

William Brown

Assistant Professor | Film Studies | Cinema and Media Studies

WILLIAM BROWN (Assistant Professor of Film, D.Phil. University of Oxford). William joined UBC from the University of Roehampton, London, in January 2022, having previously taught at the University of St Andrews, the University of Oxford and New York University Abu Dhabi. He is both a scholar and a m...Read more
Program Advisors

Christine Evans

Christine Evans

Assistant Professor of Teaching | Film Studies | Cinema and Media Studies | Cinephile Faculty Advisor | Director of Undergraduate Studies, Film Studies

Christine Evans' pedagogic research focuses on bridging film theoretical, psychoanalytic, and ideological approaches with evidence-based scholarly teaching in film and media studies. She has a particular interest in curriculum design, repurposing 'traditional' teaching and evaluative practices, and ...Read more

Christine Reimer

Christine Reimer

Adjunct Professor

Research Area

Design & Production

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Design & Production

Patrick Rizzotti

Patrick Rizzotti

Associate Professor, Design and Production | Advisor, MFA Design and Production

Research Area

Design & Production
Patrick Rizzotti is a scenic designer working in theatre, television, and virtual/augmented reality. He has a strong interest in new works and highly collaborative projects that explore how space is used to enhance an experience. Select New York Designs Include: The Assignment (A.R.T./NY), Sno...Read more

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Design & Production

Robert Gardiner

Robert Gardiner

Professor, Design and Production | Advisor, BFA Design and Production

Research Area

Design & Production
ROBERT GARDINER, B.A. (California State, Sacramento), M.F.A. (Washington) is Professor of Design at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He has designed stage scenery and lighting at many theatres in North America, has been a member of various boards, panels, and juries for civic, provin...Read more

Research Area

Design & Production

Shannon Walsh

Shannon Walsh

Associate Professor, Film Production | Graduate Advisor, MFA Film Production (on leave)

Research Area

Film Production
Shannon Walsh is a writer, director and producer. She has made five award-winning feature documentaries: The Gig is Up (2021), Illusions of Control (2019), Jeppe on a Friday (2013), À st-henri, le 26 août (2011), and H2Oil (2009). Her films have been theatrically released in the US, Canada, Englan...Read more

Research Area

Film Production

Sharon McGowan

Sharon McGowan

Associate Professor, Film Production | Advisor, MFA Film Production & Creative Writing

  Sharon McGowan’s most recent film is the hour-long documentary Bearded Ladies: the Photography of Rosamond Norbury, which premiered at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival in 2015. This film was also produced by Peggy Thompson, the co-producer and writer of Better than Chocolate. Peggy Thom...Read more

Siyuan Liu

Siyuan Liu

Professor, Theatre Studies | MA and PhD Theatre Studies Program Advisor

Research Area

Theatre Studies
SIYUAN LIU (Professor of Theatre, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh). Professor Liu teaches courses in theatre history, drama, Asian theatre and intercultural theatre. His research focuses on modern and traditional Chinese theatre in the twentieth century and Asian Canadian theatre. His published books...Read more

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Theatre Studies
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Bob Eberle

Bob Eberle

Emeritus Professor, Theatre Production

Research Area

Design & Production
BOB EBERLE (Production and Stage Management) has extensive experience in all aspects of technical theatre - production, design, and construction. He has also worked in film and television and as Production Manager of the Vancouver Children's Festival.

Research Area

Design & Production

Brian McIlroy

Brian McIlroy

Emeritus Professor | Film Studies | Cinema and Media Studies

Brian McIlroy, B.A.(Sheffield), M.A.(Leeds), Ph.D. (UBC), specializes in Canadian and Irish Cinema. Other research interests include British cinema and television, Documentary, Early cinema and Irish literature. He is the author, editor or co-editor of six books, including Genre and Cinema: Ireland...Read more

Cathy Burnett

Cathy Burnett

Emeritus Professor, Theatre Production

Research Area

Acting
CATHY BURNETT, B.F.A. (Utah), M.F.A. (Boston) taught movement and dance. She has choreographed many productions for the Pink Ink Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Workshop West, and the University of Alberta, and has experience as a performer and dance instructor.

Research Area

Acting

Charles Siegel

Charles Siegel

Emeritus Professor, Theatre Production

Research Area

Acting | Directing
CHARLES SIEGEL, B.A. (Brandeis), M.F.A (Yale) taught acting and directing for 24 years in the Department and was the first person to be Chair of the Theatre Program. As a professional actor, he has appeared in over 50 TV shows and films. On stage he has acted on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in region...Read more

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Acting | Directing

D. E. Soule

D. E. Soule

Emeritus Professor, Theatre Studies

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Theatre Studies

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Theatre Studies

Errol Durbach

Errol Durbach

Emeritus Professor, Theatre Studies

Research Area

Theatre Studies
ERROL DURBACH, M.A. (Rhodes), M.A. (Cantab.), Ph.D. (London). (Theatre History, Dramatic Literature) is author of IBSEN THE ROMANTIC, A DOLL'S HOUSE: IBSEN'S MYTH OF TRANSFORMATION and many articles on modern, comparative, and Commonwealth drama.

Research Area

Theatre Studies

Ian Pratt

Ian Pratt

Emeritus Professor, Theatre Production

Research Area

Design & Production
IAN PRATT was the Technical Director of the Frederic Wood Theatre from 1974 to 2003, contributing to more than 150 stage productions.  In addition, he was the Technical Director of the Vancouver International Children’s Festival for its first 24 seasons; co-founder and first TD of Cirkids (the ...Read more

Research Area

Design & Production

Jerry Wasserman

Jerry Wasserman

Emeritus Professor, Theatre Studies

Research Area

Theatre Studies
JERRY WASSERMAN, B.A. (Adelphi), M.A. (Chicago), Ph.D. (Cornell) is Professor of English and Theatre, specializing in modern drama and theatre history with particular interests in Canadian theatre and popular entertainments.  His books include MODERN CANADIAN PLAYS (2 vols.), now in its 5th editi...Read more

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Theatre Studies

Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

Adjunct Professor

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Film Production

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Film Production

Joan Reynertson

Joan Reynertson

Emeritus Professor, Film Production

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Film Production

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Film Production

John Newton

John Newton

Emeritus Professor, Film Production

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Film Production
JOHN NEWTON, Emeritus Professor (BA Poli Sci, University of Santa Clara 1961, an MA Poli Sci, University of California, Berkeley 1963, MA Film, San Francisco State College 1969), is a former AFI Intern with the American feature director Richard Donner, he has produced a wide variety of award winnin...Read more

Research Area

Film Production

John Wright

John Wright

Emeritus Professor, Film Production

Research Area

Film Production
JOHN WRIGHT, Emeritus Professor, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from UBC and an MFA in directing from Stanford.  His film work includes TV dramas, and docu-dramas, a feature film (THE VISITOR, starring Eric Peterson) and documentaries, most recently Children of Bach (CBC/Bravo).  In 1988...Read more

Research Area

Film Production

Raymond Hall

Raymond Hall

Emeritus Professor, Film Production

Research Area

Film Production
In 1956 the CBC Vancouver Television Station had only been open for two years. Many people went there straight out of high school and into a new career – I was one of the fortunate ones. Qualified in fact as a carpenter, I was hired as an assistant editor, and thus begun a lifelong love affair wit...Read more

Research Area

Film Production

Ronald Fedoruk

Ronald Fedoruk

Emeritus Professor, Theatre Production

Research Area

Design & Production
RONALD FEDORUK, BFA (Calgary), MFA (Victoria) taught scenography from 1989 to 2012. He served a term as Head of the Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing and was Director of first year Arts Foundations Program. For six years he was the Scenographer for Bard on the Beach and was a Canadian...Read more

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Design & Production

Stephen Malloy

Stephen Malloy

Emeritus Professor, Theatre Production

Research Area

Acting | Directing
STEPHEN MALLOY, B.A. (York/Ottawa), B.A. Honours Directing (Ottawa), M.F.A. Directing (Victoria). He has been a member of the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC since 1989. Stephen is an Artistic Associate of Vancouver’s Main Street Theatre where he has directed and designed many innovative a...Read more

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Acting | Directing
In Memoriam

Dorothy Somerset

Dorothy Somerset

In Memoriam | Professor, Theatre Studies

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Theatre Studies
The Dorothy Somerset Memorial Scholarship is helping UBC students break new ground in 21st-century theatre set design https://support.ubc.ca/successstories/the-dorothy-somerset-memorial-scholarship-is-helping-ubc-students-break-new-ground-in-21st-century-theatre-set-design/ About This Project ...Read more

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Theatre Studies

John Brockington

John Brockington

In Memoriam | Associate Professor, Theatre Production

Research Area

Acting | Directing
BROCKINGTON  John. Born May 8, 1929 in Burnaby, B.C. Died January 6, 2005 in Vancouver, B.C. John passed away in Vancouver General Hospital at the age of 75. He was hospitalized only briefly but had been struggling with ill health for some time. John is survived by his sister Anna, nephews Marc,...Read more

Research Area

Acting | Directing

Klaus Strassmann

Klaus Strassmann

In Memoriam | Associate Professor, Theatre Production

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Directing
Legendary UBC theatre professor and director Klaus Strassmann dies by Charlie Smith on March 6th, 2014 at 3:38 PM Georgia Straight https://www.straight.com/arts/602836/legendary-ubc-theatre-professor-and-director-klaus-strassmann-dies One of B.C.'s most memorable theatre professors ha...Read more

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Directing

Neil Freeman

Neil Freeman

In Memoriam | Associate Professor, Theatre Production

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Acting | Directing
HONOURING NEIL FREEMAN, BELOVED PROFESSOR AND SHAKESPEAREAN EXPERT. Please join us at the Neil Freeman Memorial Scholarship Benefit Performance. Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 1:00 pm with reception to follow. Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC. Neil Freeman Memorial Scholarship In Neil’s memory...Read more

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Acting | Directing

Nelson Wong

Nelson Wong

Sessional Lecturer

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Acting | Directing

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Acting | Directing

Norman Young

Norman Young

In Memoriam | Emeritus Professor, Theatre Production

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Design & Production
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of UBC Theatre Professor (emeritus) Norman Young. Norman was a legendary figure in the British Columbia entertainment world, responsible for establishing and supporting much of the theatrical infrastructure that exists in our province today. ...Read more

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Design & Production

Peter Loeffler

Peter Loeffler

In Memoriam | Professor, Theatre Studies

Research Area

Theatre Studies
Dr. 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...Read more

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Theatre Studies

Stanley Weese

Stanley Weese

In Memoriam | Associate Professor, Theatre Production

Research Area

Acting | Directing
It is with deep sadness we announce the loss of a long-time favourite faculty member and friend in the Theatre program, Master Teacher Award-winner Stanley Weese. Stanley taught acting and directing in the department from 1966 until his retirement in 1988. He had a particular affinity for c...Read more

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Acting | Directing