- Office: MOR 19
Courses: Intro to Theatre: Part II, Women Dramatists, Intro to Film, Contemporary Theatre Practice, Contemporary American Drama, Classical European Drama, Medieval Drama
Rebecca Harries completed her B.A. at Bishop’s University Drama Department and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. Her thesis was an exploration of the apocalyptic in expressionist German drama and film. She has presented papers on a range of topics from both Nosferatu films to the Teletubbies.
Her experience as a director includes workshops with Richard Rose and Theatre Smith-Gilmour and she some of her favorite plays directed at Bishop’s include The Visit and Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom. She is also an enthusiastic practitioner of yoga and has taken workshops with Paul Grilley and Mahar Raz. This fall Dr. Harries is pleased to be offering Women and Performance for the first time in several years.
Courses: Intro to Technical Theatre, Intermediate Technical Theatre Lighting Design
Michael Medland has been an invaluable part of Bishop’s University for over twenty years, acting as both technical director for Bishop’s Drama since 1988 and Centennial Theatre since 1994. He studied under his predecessor and later colleague, Dr. Ian Gaskell. Mr. Medland was also Technical Director for the Piggery Theatre from 1989-1997. He has been lighting shows since 1986, including countless designs for Bishop’s Drama and several for the Piggery and the Townships theatre company. Directors with whom he has worked include Ann Hodges, Perry Schneiderman, Greg Tuck, George Rideout, Doug Beatty, Andreas Aspergis and Corey Castle. His recent designs include Julius Caesar, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Indian Blood, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (for the third time!). Michael Medland is the designer of the set and lighting for the 2011 spring musical, Beach Blanket Zombies.
Courses: Playwriting I & II, Cont. Canadian Drama, Production I & II, Modern Drama, Intro to Shakespeare, Scene Study.
Winner of several regional and national playwriting awards, George Rideout’s plays have been produced across Canada. Professor Rideout’s playwriting class is the source of work for the annual New Plays Festival which presents one-act plays written by Bishop’s students.
Professor Rideout is the author of over fifteen plays, including Michel & ti-Jean, An Anglophone is Coming to Dinner, The Tall Girl, Texas Boy, Dead Together, and Columbia Days. He is the co-founder, along with Professor Jamie Crooks and Fannie Gaudette, of the annual Bishop’s Spring Musical; past productions include his adaptations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, and 12th Night. Talonbooks has just released Michel & ti-Jean, Professor Rideout’s play about a fictional encounter between beat writer, Jack Kerouac, and Québecois literary icon, Michel Tremblay.