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Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

Faculty List

T. Trojanowska, MA, Ph D 

Associate Director (Graduate) 
A. Budde, MA, Ph D

Associate Director (Undergraduate) 
F. Gagliardi, MA, Ph D

A. Ackerman, MA, Ph D 
P. Kleber, MA, Ph D 

Associate Professors 
A. Budde, MA, Ph D
T. N. Cesare Schotzko, MA, M Mus, Ph D 
N. Copeland, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
B. Freeman, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
T. Trojanowska, MA, Ph D 

Assistant Professors 
J. Carter, MA, Ph D
X. Fan, MA, Ph D 
J. Gallagher-Ross, MFA, DFA (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
E. Leffler, MA, Ph D​ (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
V.K. Preston, MA, Ph D  

Senior Lecturer 
K. Gass, BA 

S. Boye, MA, Ph D
S. Pesic, MFA
D. Sears, MFA


Our undergraduate program at the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies offers a unique set of critical and artistic skills through which students attending the University of Toronto may engage the broader social, political, and intellectual facets of a humanities curriculum. Undergraduate Drama (Specialist, Major, Minor) at the Centre combines rich and rigorous scholarship with high standards of practical theatre training through courses in dramatic literature, dramaturgy, theatre and performance theory and history, as well as introductory and advanced studio courses in acting, production, design, directing, and playwriting. Students graduating from our programs have combined honours majors in such areas as Anthropology, Canadian Studies, Cinema Studies, Classics, Commerce, Art, History, Human Biology, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sexual Diversity Studies, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies.

The Centre’s undergraduate programs are housed in the Union Playhouse Building at University College, which includes the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse—one of three theatres and a number of related performance and rehearsal venues available to our students and faculty. More details, including application guidelines and deadlines, can be found on the website at:

The Centre’s Undergraduate Administrative Coordinator Colleen Osborn is also available for consultation. For enquiries or an appointment call 416-978-8099 or send an e-mail to

Please note: Certain courses are restricted to students in a Drama Specialist, Major or Minor program; others are open to all students of the University.  Several courses require an audition, interview or the submission of a portfolio.  See below for details.

General Enquiries: Room 300, 79 St. George Street (416-978-8099)

Enrolment in the Specialist and Major programs is limited and selection is normally made after a personal interview, audition and/or portfolio submission. Students will be admitted to the Major or Specialist only after they have been admitted to one of our four Entry Courses:  DRM200Y1, DRM202H1DRM228H1 or DRM254H1 as well as after they have completed 4.0 FCE. Enrolment in the Minor program is unrestricted. Priority is reserved for Drama Majors and Specialists for studio courses (Group B).

Auditions and interviews are held in April and August. First round applications are due on March 10th; second round deadline to apply is August 10th.
Register for a Drama Application:  

Students wanting to progress in studio courses (Group B) need to meet the prerequisites and apply online in order to be registered in these courses. See the website for guidelines and deadlines.