Sep 18, 2023

Vancouver, BC Studio 58, the professional theatre training program at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College, kicks off its 58th season with a reimagined classic. Under Diana Donnelly’s direction, Shakespeare’s The Tempest is set on an island made of garbage and explores the intersection of climate change and hope.

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on.” A magical and ethereal tale, Shakespeare’s The Tempest tells the story of Prospera, the former leader of Milan, and her child, Miranda. While living on a deserted island, Prospera conjures a shipwreck to bring her usurpers to justice. The Tempest deals with the timeless themes of power, love and betrayal.

“Working with the young actors at Studio 58 is a director's dream,” shared Director Diana Donnelly. “The actors embraced working in the abstract, which made their work more in-the-moment and personal. My two favourite things."

Creative Team
Written by William Shakespeare 
Directed by Diana Donnelly 
Choreography by Lee Su-Feh 
Composed, Sound Designed and Music Directed by Mary Jane Coomber 
Stage Management by Caroline Frost 
Set and Props Design by Emerenne Saefkow 
Costume Design by Alaia Hamer 
Assistant Costume Design by Eloïse Pons 
Lighting Design by Kyla Gardiner 
Fight Directed by Jonathan Hawley Purvis

Showtimes and Tickets
The Tempest runs from October 5-22 with showtimes at 3 PM and 7:30 PM. New this season, check out a relaxed performance on October 21 at 3:00 PM. The show is at Studio 58 at Langara College, located at 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Tickets from $10 are available online at

About Studio 58  
Studio 58 is the professional theatre training program at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ 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

About snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 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 leləm̓, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

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Halla Bertrand (she/her)
Communications & Marketing Manager
Studio 58, Langara College