Our 57th season ushers in continued growth and expansion here at Studio 58.
We are presenting four, full-capacity, main stage shows, and two Risky Nights devised theatre pieces. We have brought some of Vancouver’s most exciting professional theatre artists to work with our students, and after last year’s sold-out runs, we’re thrilled to be back in the theatre again performing for live audiences.
Our season is a dynamic line-up, beginning with an inspiring historic tale, Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale (directed by Jamie King) and a fresh new work, Metamorphoses by Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas, and Sabrina Mahfouz (directed by Daniela Atiencia) in the fall. The new year sees a popular, and record-breaking musical A Chorus Line by Marvin Hamlisch, James Kirkwood, Michael Bennett, Nicholas Dante, and Edward Kleban (directed by yours truly), and we finish with Arnold Wesker’s internationally renowned play, The Kitchen (adapted and directed by Amiel Gladstone).
The Risky Nights series invites two of Vancouver’s hottest theatre-makers, Cameron Peal and Arthi Chandra leading the way with these original works. This series continues to bring the most progressive theatrical ideas forward from the minds of today’s creative young theatre artists.
I would like to thank the community and audiences for their support of our program, and the students who continue to thrive and shine in the training and on our stages.
See you at the theatre!
—Courtenay Dobbie, Artistic Director
Janavi Chawla, Brian Martinez, Kate Berg; photo by Emily Cooper