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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 […]

UFV Theatre on the move to Abbotsford

All UFV Theatre programs, including degree, associate degree, and diploma courses, will be relocating to the Abbotsford UFV campus for the start of the September 2017 semester. The move consolidates UFV College of Arts programs at the Abbotsford campus and is required to increase enrolment and foster connections between Theatre and a wide variety of […]

“Bright Ideas” of student directors featured in UFV Theatre’s dynamic production of 7 Stories

The second production of UFV Theatre’s “Bright Ideas” season is Morris Panych’s absurd comedy 7 Stories, a directing collaboration of fourth-year students Natasha Beaumont and Courtney Kelley. The play tells the story of a man deliberating suicide on the ledge of a high-rise building who is drawn into the bizarre personal lives of the building’s […]

UFV responds to growing demand with two new degree programs

With the addition of two new degree programs, the University of the Fraser Valley continues its commitment to providing the best undergraduate education in Canada. Following approval from British Columbia’s Ministry of Advanced Education, UFV’s new and innovative Bachelor of Arts Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS), and Bachelor of Arts Theatre majors are slated to […]

UFV Theatre launches 37th season with a dynamic line-up of student-produced plays

UFV Theatre is launching its 37th season with a brand-new approach. With a theme of Bright Ideas: Contemporary, Student-Produced Performances, the 2016/17 promises innovative, eccentric, and electric plays that will challenge and engage audiences. “We are very excited about this new to see students’ work culminate in seeing their artistic visions come to life on […]

UFV brings Literary Cafe and Evening of Theatre to Harrison Festival

UFV is once again collaborating with the Harrison Festival of the Arts to present two nights of entertainment in the Harrison Memorial Hall on Mon, July 11 and Tues, July 12. On Monday it’s the annual Literary Cafe, and on Tuesday, UFV theatre students will present plays, mostly from this year’s Directors’ Showcase. Below are […]

Margo Kane returns to UFV for performance May 1

Movement and expression have defined Margo Kane for more than 40 years during an accomplished professional performance career. You can’t categorize her, and you can’t keep her still. A seemingly endless well of perpetual energy helps this dynamo tell her own story, express herself as an artist, and facilitate the sharing of many stories reflective […]

Artistic April brings showers of creativity this week at UFV

UFV will experience April showers of all things artistic this week as the Fashion Design, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Graphic + Digital Design programs present their year-end shows. Fashion Design presents Absolute Style Fashion Design kicks things off with the Absolute Style grad fashion show on Wed, April 27. Absolute Style showcases the work of […]