David DeGrow

PhD Candidate

Working Dissertation

Title

Building the Theatre: Architecture, Mandate, Audience and the City

Supervisors

Stephen Johnson

Biography

David is a designer, production manager, teacher and academic working in Toronto. As a theatre maker he has been part of over 300 productions in Toronto and across Canada. Three of his designs have been nominated for Dora Mavor Moore awards. He is also a PhD Candidate at the Centre, where his research focuses on how theatre architecture and design shape theatre companies through artistic mandate, audience and relationships with the city.

Upcoming Theatre

Lighting Design & Production Management - Good Morning, Viet Mom (Cahoots Theatre) - Aki Studio (Toronto), Living Arts Centre (Mississauga) & the Belfry Theatre (Victoria, BC) - February-March 2019

Lighting Design - Gathering Light (Raven Spirit Dance Society) - Toronto and Vancouver

Publication

Upcoming Edited Volumes

“Knowing the Backspace.” Theatre Passe Muraille: A Collective History, edited by Samantha Serles, Playwrights Canada Press, November 2018.

“Toronto theatre, American migration, and the Vietnam War.” Performing Canadian Frontiers: Theatre and (Im)Migration, edited by Yana Meerzon, vol. 9, Playwrights Canada Press, May 2019.

“Theatre Passe Muraille and the Vietnam War.” The Other Side of 150: Untold Stories and Critical Approaches to Canadian History, Literature, and Identity, edited by Louis-Georges Harvey and Sarah Henzi, Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2019.

Encyclopedia Entries

DeGrow, David. “Manitoba Theatre Centre.” Encyclopedia of Manitoba, edited by Ingeborg Boyens, Great Plains Publication, 2007, pp. 434-435.

DeGrow, David. “Manitoba Theatre for Young People.” Encyclopedia of Manitoba, edited by Ingeborg Boyens, Great Plains Publication, 2007, pp. 435.

DeGrow, David. “Prairie Theatre Exchange.” Encyclopedia of Manitoba, edited by Ingeborg Boyens, Great Plains Publication, 2007, pp. 554.

Web-based Publications

Kruse, Michael. “Episode #38 The Bellows: Ask Me Anything” The Title

Block Podcast. Speakers: Remington North, David DeGrow, Rebecca Hooten,

Cameron Kirk. Host: Kevin Hutson. 16 January 2017.

www.thetitleblock.com/episodes/

degrow, dave. “mouawad, wajdi. scorched.” transverse: a comparative studies journal, issue 8, Spring 2008, pp. 72-73.

http://complit.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/Transverse08.pdf 

Honours/Awards or Grants Received

Metal-Trebbin-De Boni Ontario Graduate Scholarship - University of Toronto/Prov. of Ontario 2018 

Saddlemyer-Parker Award - Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies 2018 

Ontario Graduate Scholarship - University of Toronto/Province of Ontario 2017 

Heather R. McCallum Scholarship - Canadian Association for Theatre Research 2017 

Ontario Graduate Scholarship - University of Toronto/Province of Ontario 2016 

Ronald Bryden Fellowship - CDTPS, University of Toronto 2015 

Charles Birkett Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship - University of Manitoba 2006 

Mona Gray Creative Arts Scholarship - Jewish Foundation of Manitoba 2006 

Irene Anderson Memorial Award - University of Manitoba 2004

Education

MA, University of Toronto
BA, University of Manitoba