Dr. Michael Devine
Position: Professor, Theatre, BA, MFA (York), PhD (Toronto)
Office: Beveridge Arts Centre 435
Phone: (902) 585-1272
Research Interests: Acting Theory and Practise; Dramaturgy; Directing; Canadian Theatre; Central European Theatre; Newfoundland Drama
Actor, director, playwright, and essayist, Michael Devine has directed more than 40 professional productions in eight languages, including national theatres in Canada, Serbia, Kosovo, Romania, and Hungary. Michael has been a featured guest artist at seven international theatre festivals: MESS Festival (Sarajevo, BiH), FITS Sibiu, (ROM), FIST Belgrade, (SRB), Ideo/Ideis Festival Alexandria, (ROM), IUGTE Festival, Malpils, (LVA); InFoMaT Athens, (GR); OITF Odessa, (UKR). BoxWhatBox, Michael’s internationally recognised performance creation and actor-training system, has featured in more than 20 countries on five continents, including work in Kampala, Uganda, Accra, Ghana, and Beirut Lebanon. Michael is the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Alternative Theatre Training (CATT), an international, intercultural actor training intensive which takes place annually in Europe. Classically trained as an actor in London, England (LAMDA) and New York City (HB Studio), Michael has a PhD from the University of Toronto and is Full Professor of Theatre at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada.