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U of T Connections: PhD Candidate and Faculty Member Martin Julien brings Canadian Actors to the forefront in Player to Player

Round 2 of the this year’s Player to Player roundtable series is just around the corner and will be featuring a phenomenal group of female actors who have been lucky enough to have played the role of Nora Helmer, from Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House.”

On November 7, Martin Julien will once again act as host and moderator and will be joined by Canadian actors, Fiona Byrne, Kat Gauthier, and Lynne Griffin. These three women will share their unique experiences playing the role of this phenomenal character who breaks the boundaries and confines of her doll like role to be a free and independent woman, a controversial commentary on the role of a wife and mother, considering the play was originally written for a 19th Century audience.

Their unique experiences will be even more pronounced as their various times in the role span decades. From Lynne Griffin who launched her career at the Stratford and Shaw Festival’s and then went on to play Nora for Theatre Plus in the late 70’s, to Fiona Byrne’s portrayal for DVxT Theatre in 2000, where a new translation and some updates were incorporated to relate specifically to the suffragette movements of the early 1900’s. And most recently Kathleen Gauthier, who has stepped into the role just this past summer for Soulpepper Theatre’s more modern adaptation of this iconic play.

3 actors, 3 experts, one night for an engaging discussion. You won’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity to hear from these icons, whether you are a students, faculty, or general theatre enthusiasts.

November 7
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College Street, 3rd Flr
Produced by the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto
Free Admission

Posted by: Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
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