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Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

Faculty List

T. Trojanowska, MA, Ph D 

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

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

Associate Director (Undergraduate) 
T. N. Cesare Schotzko, MA, M Mus, 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) 
P. Sperdakos, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
T. Trojanowska, MA, Ph D 

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

Senior Lecturer 
K. Gass, BA 

S. Boye, MA, Ph D
J. Thompson


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 Drama 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 Drama Centre’s undergraduate programs are housed in the Union 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 and ballot forms, can be found on the website at:

The Centre’s Associate Director (Undergraduate) T. Nikki Cesare Schotzko and the Undergraduate Administrative Coordinator Colleen Osborn are also available for consultation. For enquiries or an appointment call the Undergraduate Drama Coordinator at 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 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, with few exceptions, contingent upon a personal interview, audition and/or portfolio submission. Students will be admitted to the Major only after they have been admitted to either DRM200Y1, DRM202H1DRM228H1 or DRM254Y1, and to the Specialist only after completing 8.0 full-course equivalents.

Auditions and interviews are held in April. Applications are due March 10th. There is a second round in August for applications to DRM200Y1 and DRM228H1. Register for a Drama Application:  

Enrolment in the Minor program is unrestricted. Priority is reserved for Drama Majors and Specialists for studio courses (Group B).