Anita Majumdar visit

Monday, March 30th, 2009 | Events | No Comments

Hello all,
This is to invite you all and students in your classes to the visit of Anita Majumdar this Thursday at 1:00 pm (either in the Rot or 106).

Anita Majumdar is the playwright actor of Fish Eyes, and The Misfit, the first two plays in her trilogy. In The Misfit she employs Kathak dance to address issues of marriage, domestic abuse and personal female bearing in society. Come and find out how Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, Britney Spears, and Jem and the Holograms find themselves conscripted into a hybrid culture in this refreshing insightful theatre.

For more information… just ask Natalie Rewa or see the posters.

Scenography Exhibit

Monday, March 30th, 2009 | Events, ProfNotes | No Comments

Hello all,
This is to let you and any class that you teach know that on Tuesday, March 31, from 3:30 -4:30 there will be a scenography exhibit in the Rot. The exhibit is an exploration of scenographic interaction, developed out of Pamela Howard’s observation that scenography begins from the actor and proceeds outwards.. so the members of the Scenography and Its History class have set up several interactive exhibits for you to experience. The briefness is meant to overlap classes in our departmental schedule. The exhibits are joyful … so if you have a moment… come engage with us.

With a warm invitation.
Natalie Rewa

2009 Dunning Trust Lecture

Monday, March 16th, 2009 | Events | No Comments

What: “After the Humanities,” by Marjorie Garber (Harvard University)
When: Thursday March 19, 5:30pm
Where: Ellis Auditorium
Sponsored by the departments of Women’s Studies, Cultural Studies, Drama, and Film & Media
See Poster for more detail

Inquiry at Queen’s

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 | Events | No Comments

An impressive number of drama students are presenting papers at this year’s Inquiry at Queen’s. Please come out to Stauffer library this Thursday and Friday to support them! If you are thinking about going to graduate school, this event will give you an idea of the kind of work one can do. Check out for full details.

Johanna Lawrie
Playing With Time: An Analysis of Time and Space in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Thursday 5th 11:40-12:40

Adam Wray
Healing the Civic Body: Darren O’Donnell’s Social Acupuncture
Thursday 5th 1:30-3:30 (Adam is first on this panel) + Performance/Experiment “Share this Soapbox” at 1pm

Ashley Williamson
Audience Expectations of Autobiographical Performance
Thursday 5th 3:45-4:45 (Ashley is first on this panel)

Sacha Atherley, Justine Labute, Caitlin Stanley, Beth Turcon & Ashley Peoples
Friday 6th 1-2:30 (They are first on this panel)

Don’t give me your mumps!

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 | Events, ProfNotes | No Comments

Apparently there is an outbreak of the mumps at Queen’s. In a purely selfish move, I am encouraging everyone to get vaccinated if you have not already done so. I have been vaccinated, but you never know :)

This notice is from

Get a catch-up vaccination for Mumps Feb 5 & Mar 4
Posted: January 27th, 2009

As per a message from Queen’s University Environment Health & Safety:

Mumps is back!

Four out of five people are not fully protected against mumps. Make sure you are. Queen’s University is working with the KFL&A Health Unit to provide a couple of catch-up vaccination clinics.

Mumps is a very contagious disease that can cause serious complications in young adults. The age group at risk, are those born between 1970 through to 1991, or ages 18 to 39 years. Catch it and you’ll spend 9 days in isolation, among other very serious complications.

Get your mumps catch-up immunization on Queen’s Campus in the John Orr Rm on the 2 nd floor of the JDUC Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 11am to 2pm, or in Victoria Hall, Main Common Area from 4 – 8pm. There will also be a clinic on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 from 11am to 2 pm in the John Orr Rm on the 2nd floor in the JDUC.
Please bring your Health Card to the clinic with you.

For more information on the Mumps Catch-up Campaign call KFL&A Public Health at 613-549-1232 ext. 1119, or visit

For more information on the clinics at Queen’s University please refer to our posters:

Feb 5 or
Mar 4

Linda Hutcheon – Brockington Visitorship Lectures

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 | Events | No Comments

The widely published and acclaimed Linda Hutcheon from the University of Toronto is delivering two lectures under the 2009 Brockington Visitorship. Both are relevant to film and drama courses, and the second is particularly relevant to our pursuits this semester:

1. Thursday, 15 January 2009, 5:00 pm
Dunning Auditorium
“The Ethics and Politics of Reviewing in the Twenty-first Century”

2. Friday, 16 January 2009, 1:00 pm
Dunning Hall 14
“Adaptations Across the Media: Page to Stage to Screen(s)”