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The Rules: Friday Chat

The Rules: Friday Chat
214 College St. 3rd Floor
Time: Mar 9th, 2:00 pm End: Mar 9th, 4:00 pm
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Discussion of Chuck Mee's play The Rules

Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

The Rules Panel

  • Banuta Rubess
  • Erin Mee
  • Tanja Jacobs
  • Justin Blum

Friday March 9, 2012

Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College Street, 3rd flr
(St. George St. entrance)

Join our panelists as they discuss the University College Drama Program’s upcoming production of The Rules, directed by Baņuta Rubess.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Baņuta Rubess is a seasoned experimental artist, who bridges both worlds, the North American and the European. She has deep ties to theatre companies such as Nightwood Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, and Tapestry NewOperaWorks.

Tanja Jacobs is an award winning actress, director, creator and teacher. She has had an extensive career, working at theatres across Canada with many of this country’s foremost artists. She has been a guest teacher, mentor and director at the National Theatre School, the University of Toronto, George Brown Theatre School, and Humber Theatre School.

Justin Blum is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Theatre, Drama, and Performance studies who works as a historian of late 19th and early 20th century entertainment, as well as a writer and dramaturg for theatre and film. His recent creative work has focused on the intersection of historical inquiry and performance practice, including creative contributions to both the Pepper's Ghost, Halloween Vaudevilles, and Futurist Cabaret projects at the Centre. He is currently supervising independent study students in Dramaturgy at the UC Drama Program in conjunction with his work on THE RULES and is grateful to have spent the year working on this project in the company of such brave, brilliant, and creative people.

The Rules
March 6 -18 
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse
 79 St. George Street

The Rules by Charles L. Mee continues UC Drama's tradition of producing thought-provoking, experimental theatre, and offers more of a performance event than a play. The Rules leads us to question the idea of what it means to be 'civilized.' Mee does this through his evocative style of storytelling that is both fragmented and collagelike. Scenes and characters zigzag through space and time in locations as diverse as the decadent Happy Valley set in Kenya or the operating room of a surgeon. They ruminate on current social mores while licking a cigar or harvesting organs. We live by rules that predate our here and now. The Rules is about the people who set the rules, enforce the rules and flout them. As Mee explains "Rules of what is done and what isn't done, what is acceptable behavior and what is rude behavior-all become techniques of political control."

Tickets Available! (Adult $15, Students & Seniors $10) 
Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm/ Sun March 19 at 2pm/ Late Show March 16 at 11pm


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