Nov 9, 2010

Kathryn Shaw, Artistic Director of Studio 58, was named as one of BC’s 100 most influential women by the Vancouver Sun on October 30, 2010, capping a year of accolades.

Earlier this year, Shaw won the Association of Canadian Community Colleges’ (ACCC) Bronze Teaching Excellence Award for 2009-2010 as well as the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance’s (GVPTA) Career Achievement Award. In 2005, she was voted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.

In response to the most recent news, Kathryn responded, “It is a great honour for me to be listed as one of BC’s 100 Women of Influence by the Vancouver Sun. This announcement was a complete surprise and I am somewhat taken aback to find myself in the company of such luminaries as Diana Krall, Sarah McLaughlin, and 97 other outstanding women. I hope my “influence” will continue to inspire our theatre artists of the future. My thanks to those at Studio 58 and in the theatre community who have given me such fantastic support over the years.”

Shaw has taught at Studio 58, Langara’s professional theatre training program, for the past 25 years. Under her leadership, Studio 58 has flourished, becoming one of the finest professional theatre training programs in North America. Congratulations Kathryn.

Media contact:
Sherri Sadler
Manager of Communications, Studio 58
604 323 5652