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Myrna Wyatt Selkirk

Position: 
Associate Professor
Office: 
Arts 240
Office Hours: 
Tuesdays 3:00-4:30PM, and by appointment
Phone: 
514-398-4400 Ext 09368
Email Address: 
myrna [dot] wyatt [dot] selkirk [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Mailing Address: 

McGill University Department of English
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Arts Building
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 CANADA

Degrees and Academic Title(s): 

B.A. (Alta); The Vancouver Playhouse Acting School; M.F.A. (Illinois), Associate Professor

General Research Areas: 
Drama and Theatre
Performance
Teaching and Research Areas: 

Directing and acting for the theatre.

Productions Directed: 

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (2008)

The Laboratory – Devised by Theatre Lab (2008)

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (2007).

The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate by Margaret Mahy, adapted by Paula Wing (Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People [Toronto] 2006).

Zadie’s Shoes by Adam Pettle (2004).

To a Loving Humour of Madness – adapted from Shakespeare by Theatre Lab (2004).

The Woman-Hater (conference version) by Frances Burney. Adapted and co-directed with W. Steven Lecky (2003).

Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel (2002).

The Sea by Edward Bond (2001).

One Man is another Man based on Mann ist Mann by Bertolt Brecht – Theatre Lab(2001)

A Streetcar created by 375 (2000).

Long Johns and Silver by Denis Trochim (Prairie Theatre Exchange [Winnipeg] January 1999).

Tooth and Nail by The Junction Avenue Theatre Company (November 1997).

The Man of Mode by Sir George Etherige (November 1996).

In the Shadow of the Glen by J.M. Synge (Shaw Festival Academy - June 1996).

The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni (February 1995).

The Fantasticks by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (June 1993).

The Castle by Howard Barker (November 1992).

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (March 1991).

Bonjour, là, Bonjour by Michel Tremblay (November 1991).

Assistant-directed:

If We Are Women by Joanna McClelland Glass (Neptune Theatre [Halifax]-March 1996).

The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge (Shaw Festival - May 1996).

Readings directed:

At Workshop West Theatre's Springboards New Play Festival [Edmonton]: Blowfish by Vern Thiessen (January 1996); Rude Awakening by Caroline Russell-King (January 1996). At Playwrights' Workshop Montreal: The Unnatural and Accidental Women by Marie Clements (October 1998 - Contributing Director & Dramaturge); Static Ascension by Christopher Ralph (April 1993); Doom Doom Days by Stephen Orlov (April 1992); Golden Heart by Sean Devine (April 1992).

Current Research: 

Text interpretation through movement; Clown and Mask; Directing and Acting for the theatre; Audience/Actor relationship.