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Taking Flight: Festival of Student Work

Tickets: $8 General Admission - $17 Festival Pass (at the door only)

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Drama’s annual student festival offers original and cutting edge stories and performances. Selections extend across genres and forms including musicals, theatre for young audiences, staged readings by graduate level playwrights, improvisation pieces and complete productions of one-act plays by some of the world's most celebrated playwrights. Taking Flight offers students a wide variety of roles both on and off the stage, and is highly anticipated every year.

This year's plays are:

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The Beautiful Galatea

by Franz von Suppé, translated and adapted by Barry Yzereef

The artist Pygmalion creates a statue so beautiful that he falls in love with it. He begs the goddess Venus to bring his creation to life so he can love it even more but soon discovers that hidden beneath the marble there can be a lot of trouble.

March 25, 26, 28 and 29


by Jacob Richmond, directed by Courtney Charnock

The Lamb siblings, Penny and Ezra deliver a presentation to their Catholic High School detailing how they were extradited back to Canada after having brutally attacked one of America’s most beloved pop stars. Their presentation is a contemporary Vaudeville routine complete with puppets, projection, classical music and gangsta rap.

March 25, 27 and 29
FREE noon performance on March 26

Song of Myself 

by Walt Whitman, directed by Britt van Groningen

Song of Myself follows five wild children plucked from the ground as they bring to life + death a selection of poems from Walt Whitman’s Deathbed Edition of his anthology “Leaves of Grass.”

March 25, 27 and 29
FREE noon performance on March 28

The Family Facsimile 

written and directed by Ted Stenson

Walter and Claire meet, find themselves sufficiently compatible, and decide to have a child together. However, they soon discover that parenting is more work than they anticipated.

March 26 and 28


by Yasmina Reza, directed by Fasyali Fadzly bin Saipul Bahri

After Serge bought a new completely white painting and shows it to Marc, it changes everything. Marc loathes it while Yvan find it interesting. They argue about the painting and drag into the issue of their friendship. Theirs true color appear slowly and more striking than the painting itself. On their journey to understand the painting, they explore the truest meaning of their friendship and what binds it.

April 2,3,4 and 5

The Intruder

by Maurice Maeterlinck, directed by Tim Sutherland 

In the living room of a 19th century house in the country, a family keeps vigil over a newborn child and his mother, and awaits the arrival of another family member, a nun, who is the Mother Superior at a nearby convent. As they wait, they hear the approach of a visitor but can see no one.

April 2,3,4 and 5