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Devised Theatre Showcase up next for UFV Theatre

The University of the Fraser Valley is wrapping up the 2018/19 Season of Theatre with the Devised Theatre Showcase. The showcase is the final project presented by UFV Theatre’s fourth-year directing class. It is a chance for the theatre students to present original, collaboratively created theatre projects, and to apply everything they have learned in […]

Uncover the mystery of Anne with UFV Theatre

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Theatre department presents the second production of its 2018-19 season, Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life. The show is directed by award-winning director and actor Alex Lazaridis Ferguson. Ferguson is the Co-Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed performance group Fight With a Stick. Through five distinct voices, Attempts on […]

Stormy weather and lost love at UFV Theatre this November

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Theatre department presents the first production of its 2018-19 season, Herman Voaden’s 1932 play Rocks: A Play of Northern Ontario. Directed by Claire Carolan and designed by Parjad Sharifi, both UFV Theatre faculty, this example of early multi-media expressionist drama was inspired by the work of the Group of […]

Emerging Directors’ Showcase highlights senior theatre students’ work

The University of the Fraser Valley is wrapping up the 2017/18 Season of Theatre with the Emerging Directors’ Showcase.  This is the final project presented by UFV Theatre’s fourth-year directing class and is a chance for students to apply everything they have learned in the course. “Student directors have made great efforts to practise the […]

Creative & Performing Arts Festival takes off April 27

Culture will be on the menu at UFV on April 27 when Interpret, the inaugural Creative and Performing Arts Festival, launches. The move to Abbotsford by the Theatre department has inspired the Visual Arts, Theatre, and Creative Writing students in the English department to host, for the first time, a festival celebrating the creative and […]

UFV Theatre brings dark comedy to life with Problem Child

The University of the Fraser Valley hosts its third production of the 2017/18 Season of Theatre with Problem Child by George F. Walker. Directed by UFV faculty member Raϊna von Waldenburg,  this performance is executed with the interesting twist of a comic book aesthetic, with costumes, set, and hair & makeup designed to fit this […]

UFV partners with Vancouver Film School

Students can now earn two world-class credentials — a Vancouver Film School (VFS) diploma and University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) degree — in as few as three years when studying full-time. Through a newly announced partnership, VFS grads will be able to step into four different UFV degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts, the […]

Experience Intimacy with UFV Theatre this February

Get ready for an intimate view of modern human relations when the University of the Fraser Valley Theatre department mounts its second performance of the 2017/18 Season of Theatre this February. Intimacy is a “bare it all” play that explores the relationship between intimacy, orientation, sexuality, and identity. Arising from the curiosity of one inspired […]

UFV Theatre presents The Bear, up close and personal!

UFV Theatre kick offs its 2017-18 “In Transit” Season of Theatre in the newly renovated studio on UFV’s Abbotsford campus with a farce. The season opens with a darkly hilarious production of Anton Chekhov’s The Bear. With only 30 seats available in the intimate performance space, audience members will experience The Bear up close and […]

UFV Theatre In-Transit season marks move to Abbotsford

UFV Theatre has revealed In-Transit, its 2017-18 season, marking its move to its newly renovated performance space at the Abbotsford campus. This season offers a diverse selection of original, classic, and contemporary plays, featuring characters in the midst of transitions. The Bear: A Farce in One Act by Anton Chekhov Directed by Noel Funk Nov […]

Grand Theft Terra Firma — a “devised performance” — next up for UFV Theatre

UFV Theatre is proud to present Grand Theft Terra Firma, a presentation devised by theatre students and community members in partnership with The Reach Gallery and Stó:lō Nation — Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre. Grand Theft Terra Firma explores how S’ólh Téméxw — the traditional and unceded territories of the Stó:lō people—was colonized in […]

UFV Theatre presents Bakkhai, a modern take on a Greek classic

UFV Theatre’s season of “Bright Ideas” continues with Bakkhai, a new version of Euripides’ Greek tragedy by celebrated Canadian writer, Anne Carson. This powerful play addresses the duality of human nature, the relationship between control and freedom, and their relative importance to society. Pentheus (Erich Petkau) has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god […]