Jun 5, 2023

Vancouver, BC  Studio 58, the nationally renowned professional theatre training program at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm Langara College, is excited to share the lineup for its 58th season! This season will be a memorable one as Studio 58 celebrates 58 seasons of dynamic and innovative theatre. The 2023/24 season offers a captivating selection of four mainstage productions and two indie shows, under the Risky Nights series, all showcasing Vancouver’s latest up-and-coming talent.

“Our 2023/24 season celebrates 58 years of Studio 58! What an amazing legacy we have accomplished and an exciting future ahead for another 58 years of students thriving and shining in the training and on our stages,” shared Artistic Director Courtenay Dobbie.

“The four mainstage productions chosen this year honour the depth of the past and the dynamism of the future. We are presenting classics and brand-new student written plays all focusing on human struggles against backdrops of high theatricality and magical realism. Plus, we are back in our newly renovated theatre for the entire season! A big thank you to our community and audiences for their continued support of Studio 58.”

The Tempest
Live at Studio 58 October 5-22, 2023
Written by Shakespeare Directed by Diana Donnelly Choreography by Lee Su-Feh Stage Managed by Caroline Frost
Set Design by Emerenne Saefkow Costume Design by Alaia Hamer Lighting Design by Kyla Gardiner
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on.”
A magical and ethereal tale, Shakespeare’s The Tempest tells the story of Prospero, the former leader of Milan, and their child, Miranda. While living on a deserted island, Prospero conjures a shipwreck to bring their usurpers to justice. The Tempest deals with the timeless themes of power, love and betrayal.

Risky Nights (Fall Edition) The Raft: You, Me and The Big 'Ol Sea
Live at Studio 58 October 17-22, 2023
Directed by Sierra Haynes
An original production created with and performed by fourth term students.
The whole world is six people and a raft on the open waters. What now?

Blood Wedding
Live at Studio 58 November 23-December 3, 2023
Written by Federico García Lorca Directed by Carmen Aguirre Set and Props Design by David Roberts Lighting Design by Itai Erdal Sound Design by Emad Armoush
“They kept on trying to fool each other, but their blood got the best of them.”
Recognized for his surreal and socialist works, Lorca’s Blood Wedding is a tragedy of love, repression and duty. Set in rural Spain, the Bride is torn between her fiancé and her former lover, and must balance feuds between the families. Blood Wedding is a deeply poetic play that explores the isolation of loyalty versus personal freedom.

Into the Woods
Live at Studio 58 February 1-18, 2024
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick Directed by Barbara Tomasic Musical Direction by Sean Bayntun Lighting Design by Jonathan Kim
“Maybe I shouldn’t have strayed from the path.”
This Tony award-winning musical follows the paths of beloved and iconic fairytale characters as they venture into the darkness of an enchanted forest. Featuring Little Red Ridinghood, The Wolf, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Jack and the Beanstalk, these characters must band together to battle a witch’s curse and a giant.
Into the Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Risky Nights (Spring Edition) in an instant (working title)
Live at Studio 58 February 13-18, 2024
Directed by Bronwyn Carradine and Nathan Kay
An original production created with and performed by fourth term students.
What are you left with when your entire life changes? Who do you become?

FourPlay New Plays by Studio 58 Students
Live at Studio 58 March 27-April 7, 2024
Dramaturgy by Lauren Taylor Set Design by Ryan Cormack Lighting Design by Celeste English Plays, playwrights, directors and designers to be announced
Studio 58 students are skilled in areas other than acting and production – they're also playwrights! FourPlay presents four original one-act plays, written by Studio 58 students. This festival showcases the next generation of contemporary playwrights.

About Studio 58
Studio 58 is the professional theatre training program at Langara College, located on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nation, Vancouver, BC. Led by Courtenay Dobbie, the program offers nationally recognized training for both actors and production personnel and produces six public productions annually. More information at studio58.ca.

About snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides university-level education to more than 19,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm, 'house of teachings', a name given to it by Musqueam, on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

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Mark Dawson       
Manager, Public Affairs       
Langara College       

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