Q&A with Heather Davis-Fisch

Heather Davis-Fisch is an associate professor and the theatre department head at UFV. Heather is also the co-editor of the Views and Reviews section of Canadian Theatre Review.  What led you to…

Arts festival livens up UFV’s Friday evening

Over 200 staff, students, and alumni attended UFV’s first ever collaborative event between the creative writing, visual arts, and theatre programs. The Interpret Creative & Performing Arts Festival featured works…

Cross institutional program partnership

A new Vancouver Film School (VFS) and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) partnership will give students from both institutions more education options — degree programs for VFS grads,…

Play Preview: Problem Child

Denise, a former drug addict and sex worker, and R.J., a TV addict and ex-con, hope they’ll get their baby back from foster care. Set in a dingy motel room,…

Enjoy the show!

If you ever walk past the windows outside of the theatre department in D building, you may notice some very random antics going on through one of them in a…

Play preview: Intimacy

Written and directed by UFV student Desiree Hale, Intimacy is a collection of personal stories relating to intimacy — what it means, the varying experiences, how the definition changes as…

The Bear: play preview

In one act, just 45 minutes, UFV’s theatre department hopes to hit the short and sweet mark with their 2017/18 season kick-off play, The Bear. Written by Anton Chekhov, The…

Chilliwack North campus nears potential sale

The potential buyers, the Cascade Christian School and Van Maren Group, a Chilliwack development company, are both interested in pieces of the property, but neither has committed yet. While the private school attempts to raise enough money for the purchase, the Van Maren Group has been working on negotiations with the city for development approval.

The Romeo Initiative to be produced by students without faculty assistance. “Direct proof of how capable UFV theatre students can be”

Photograph: Tony Funk

This week, the curtain will rise on a new kind of UFV theatre production: a two-act play entirely crewed, acted, and directed by students, performed in the black-box theatre space at CEP. The Romeo Initiative, a romantic-comedy spy thriller based on the true story of an East German program that targeted West German secretaries in the 1970s, is a pilot project for the students enrolled in Heather Davis-Fisch’s THEA 316D class, who have been working on the project since September 2015.