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Studio 58 presents Season 54!

by Naomi lizuka 
November 14–December 1, 2019
Directed by Carmen Aguirre
Lighting Design Alan Brodie
Video Design by Candelario Andrade

A painfully beautiful adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey, ANON(YMOUS) is the story of a present-day teenage refugee who crosses the United States in a quest to find his disappeared mother. This play is an ode to refugees everywhere, and a compelling exploration of the question: what defines home? I am overjoyed that Kathryn Shaw approached me to direct this moving piece and am eager to tackle a modern adaptation of an ancient story that is so relevant today. Epic, intimate, whimsical, poetic, horrifying, and funny, the plays biggest draw is that it spotlights the invisible brown work force of North America. 
– Carmen Aguirre

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URINETOWN, The Musical
by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis 
January 30–February 16, 2020
Directed by Courtenay Dobbie

Musicals operate on a high emotional plain; their larger-than-life physical and vocal style vibrate in our blood, guts, and bones making for visceral theatrical experiences. Urinetown, the musical, does this and then some. It embraces the showmanship of the art form as well as political and social agenda. It is satirical, cheeky, and self-aware in exploring themes of capitalist greed, social uprising, environmental catastrophes, love and fear, and is perhaps more relevant today than when it premiered Off-Broadway 18 years ago. I am thrilled to be back directing at Studio 58 and a part of such a dynamic artistic season.
– Courtenay Dobbie

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In Repertory March 25–April 5, 2020

FourPlay: New Work by Excited Writers continues a Studio 58 tradition. This year marks the 13th mounting of this popular festival of one-act plays, featuring original work by Studio 58 students and recent graduates, once again under the tutelage of award-winning playwright Aaron Bushkowsky. In two exciting programs, directed by four of BC’s best directors, the playwrights delve into contemporary themes with a sharp eye and fresh voice.

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February 10–16, 2020


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Photos by Emily Cooper.