DRM224H1: Robots, Automata, and Avatars

DRM224H1: Robots, Automata, and Avatars is one of five entry courses into the Drama Centre. Across centuries and global traditions, theatre has staged imaginations - and real demonstrations - of mechanical humans and other animals. This course introduces students to a wide range of technological performers, from science-fiction drama to drone ballets, from baroque automata to virtual puppeteering. Special attention will be paid to how these figures both construct and dismantle concepts of race, gender, and the human. Hands-on sessions will introduce students to the problems such performers present in the studio.


Up to 28 students

How to apply

  • Drama Majors or Drama Specialists can enroll themselves on Acorn into DRM224H1 F (space permitting) during the priority period
  • Drama Minors; Science and Society Minor; and Digital Humanities Minors can enroll themselves on Acorn into DRM224H1 once the priority period is lifted (space permitting)

Important notes

  • If admitted into one of the above courses, Drama students must enroll in DRM101Y1 or DRM220Y1 co-requisite during the 2023/24 school year. 

If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Osborn.