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Four student actors on a barren stage. Two actors lying down, one standing and one crouching.

Faculty of Arts

Scorched, a fiery performance

March 9, 2023 — 
A brilliant tale that is equal parts riveting, suspenseful, dramatic and heartbreaking, Scorched by Lebanese-Canadian writer Wajdi Mouawad is a breathtaking tale of two twins, Janine and Simone, trying to fulfil their mother’s last wishes.

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Brother and sister sitting shoulder to shoulder listening to a walkman through headphones.

Faculty of Arts

Scorched opens March 2

February 27, 2023 — 
The next production of the Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media’s Theatre Program runs March 2 to 11. Scorched is by Lebanese-Canadian writer Wajdi Mouawad and is directed by Dr. William Kerr. All are welcome to attend this free production.

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Group of actors in farming costumes on stage.

Faculty of Arts

Seeds blossoms on the stage

November 24, 2022 — 
The UM Theatre Program in the Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media shines in their first in-person mainstage show since 2020.

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Image of two actors standing. From the play Capture Me.

Faculty of Arts

Kindergarten teacher and refugee face fear and find love

March 5, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba Theatre Program is gearing up to present their third and final mainstage show of the 2019-2020 season – Capture Me by Canadian playwright Judith Thompson.

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Homecoming to unveil historic arts transformation

August 24, 2017 — 
The story of Taché Hall is the story of a community that formed the heart of the University of Manitoba

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Paul Duncan as Manus, Melanee Deschambeault as Bridget, Becky Zacharias as Sarah, Glorya Thompson as Maire, Ian Bastin as Hugh, Sherab Rabzyor Yolmo as Jimmy and Patrick Bellemare as Doalty IN "TRANSLATIONS" // PHOTO CREDIT: BLACK HOLE THEATRE COMPANY

Curtains up

January 18, 2017 — 
The Black Hole Theatre Company is raising the curtains on 2017 with Translations. The play is set in 1833 in the rural townland of Ballybeg/Baile Beag (literally, "small town") in county Donegal in Ireland

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University of Manitoba administrative building.

Top stories of 2016

December 26, 2016 — 
Stories highlighting the success of our students and showcasing the global impact of our faculty, alumni and researchers

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U of M President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard, Susan Glass, Bill Kerr, Gail Asper, Michael Paterson and Chris Johnson.

$2M gift to U of M supports performing arts community

September 20, 2016 — 
Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall dedicated to outstanding patron of the arts

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Gallery: Doubtful House at the John J. Conklin Theatre

March 14, 2016 — 
The cast of Doubtful House rehearses at the John J. Conklin Theatre

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