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April 21, 2018 | Stratford Festival Reviews
A professor and a fourth-year honours student on Fun Home
Under the co-supervision of Professor Kim Solga, Rachel Windsor wrote her English 4999E - Undergraduate Thesis on Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home,” the graphic memoir on which Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s musical adaptation is based. They saw the Toronto premiere of the musical for Stratford Festival Reviews together.

April 19, 2018 | Performance Beyond Theatres
Extraordinary Performatives Start Here
Created by Thomas Sayers for his final project in Theatre Studies 2202G - Performance Beyond Theatres, this 15-minute long audio walk critically engages with the Be Extraordinary posters that make up our university landscape. Take this walk to become more aware of how these posters could shape your time at Western and find out what they're really saying (and doing!).

Start in front of the Western Road and Lambton Drive gates. Start the audio track and then follow the directions. Make sure to make a left turn after passing through the gates!

March 12, 2018 | Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards
Congratulations to Camille Intson, winner of the 2018 Lillian Kroll Prize in Creative Writing for her one-act play Marty and Joel and the Edge of Chaos
Adjudicated by Professors Michael Fox and Jamie Johnston, Camille's one-act play, which will be premiering at Alumnae Theatre on March 21, is preoccupied with exploring relationships between past and present, stasis and progression, time and perception, memory and identity. The play tells the story of two people, the photographer Joel and his subject Marty, who share an evening photoshoot in 1989 and then meet again at Joel’s wedding reception in 2017. While Joel considers his photographs “slivers of the past,” Marty wonders about the troubling nature of time and the possibilities of its capture. Camille hints darkly that something isn’t quite right that first night, and as the evening cuts to and then blends in with 2017, what’s happened to the pair in the intervening years is partially revealed. Sparse, often fragmentary lines of dialogue move quickly between Joel and Marty and mark seamless exchanges linking their past to their present. Throughout, the audience is challenged to try to relate what it hears and sees to a traditional, linear narrative, all while wondering about larger questions the play raises concerning the inscrutability of time, the uncertainty of human relationships, and how those concerns inform and intersect with each other in powerful ways.

December 14, 2017 | Western News
Western News looks back on 2017
Camille Intson, third-year English & Theatre Studies student and accomplished playwright named Newsmaker of the Year!

November 27, 2017 | Destination Theatre
Students reflect on Destination Theatre
Travel to London, UK for two weeks in June where you will see theatre and participate in workshops with theatre professionals in Central London and Stratford-upon-Avon. Funding is available!

September 14, 2017 | Western News
Camille Intson takes to stages across the country
A third-year English and Theatre Studies student and accomplished playwright, Camille’s works have been produced professionally across the country.

September 7, 2017 | Western News
Daniel MacIvor, playwright, director and actor, 2017-18 Writer-in-Residence
Beginning September 18, 2017 Daniel will be available to offer feedback to, and consultation with, both experienced and novice creative writers from the University and the London community. Contact to make an appointment.