Acting Grads

Emily Case click "+" to view resume

Emily Case was born and raised in Victoria, BC, on the unceded traditional territory of the Esquimalt Nation and Songhees First Nation. Emily moved to Vancouver to study acting at Studio 58 in 2017. Some of her past productions include Urinetown the Musical, Anonymous (Studio 58), Concord Floral (Theatre SKAM), Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Langham Court Theatre), and Winnie the Pooh and Tales of the 100 Acre Wood (Outpost 31). She also played trumpet in the pit band for Studio 58’s production of Cabaret. In her final term Emily was part of a web pilot project called The Watch, which was her film debut. Emily has a deep love for acting in all its forms, and is excited to enter the brave new world of Vancouver theatre during the Covid -19 era.

Caleb Dyks click "+" to view resume

Caleb Dyks is from Ottawa, Ontario (the unceded traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation). He has had the privilege to work and live on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, while attending Studio 58 for the past three years. Some of Caleb’s recent works include: Jackson in The Watch (Studio 58/Langara Film Arts, Web Pilot), Bobby Strong in Urinetown: The Musical (Studio 58), and Serza in Anon(ymous) (Studio 58). Post-graduation, Caleb is looking forward to continuing to develop his process and experience in both theatre and film/TV. Connect with Caleb on Instagram, Twitter, & Twitch @cdyks.

Jordan England click "+" to view resume

Born in Surrey BC, Jordan was more than excited when he got into Studio 58. He packed his bags and moved all the way across the Fraser river to the big(ger) city! During his time at the school, he has fostered not only a passion for acting but of the visual arts and lighting design. Some of his recent credits include Old Man Strong (Urinetown: The Musical, Studio 58), Mr. Yuri Mackus (Anon(ymous), Studio 58), Skylar (The Watch, Web pilot Studio 58), and Jimmy (Risky Nights: Can We Fix It, Studio 58) of which he was also the lighting designer. Additionally, he was the assistant to the lighting designer for Four Play at Studio 58. Jordan would like to thank Brad Gibson, Wendy Gorling, David Hudgins, Kathryn Shaw, Courtenay Dobbie, Kathleen McDonagh, Michelle Olson, Kerry Sandomirsky and all the staff at Studio for all their continued teaching and support over the last three years. He is eagerly looking forward to new opportunities and adventures to come.

David Erasmus click "+" to view resume

David is a recent graduate of Studio 58. He has been a part of Studio’s productions for the last three years and was excited to be on the stage for Urinetown: The Musical and Anon(ymous), and co-created and acted in Can We Fix It?. Most recently he was in the web-pilot, The Watch. He is a born explorer, spending much of his free time in nature, paddling, hiking, and rock climbing. He is currently writing his solo show depicting the honestly and beauty nature can offer in her most extreme forms and a podcast hosted by Studio 58.

Sarvin Esmaeili click "+" to view resume

Sarvin is a theatre artist, writer, activist, and storyteller. She will be graduating from Studio 58’s acting program in December. Sarvin is a recipient of the 2019 BC Arts Council Scholarship. She is a co-creator/performer of Can We Fix It? (Studio 58) and One of a Kind (Carousel Theatre). She recently directed a virtual play, Papa Records Everything for The National Theatre School's Art Apart festival. Sarvin is the co-head coordinator and head facilitator of Studio 58's Diversity committee. In May, Sarvin will be part of the Arts Club’s LEAP Playwriting Intensive. Her next projects will be her solo show: The Songs of Silent Singers and performing in Theatre Replacement's East Van Panto: Panto Come Home!

Isaac George Hotchkiss click "+" to view resume

Born in Toronto, but raised on Vancouver Island and later Vancouver, BC, Isaac George-Hotchkiss has been in a number of theatre performances such as August Fourth Production’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Arts Umbrella’s production of Girl in The Goldfish Bowl. During his time at Studio 58, he helped write, design and perform the Risky Night’s production Can We Fix It?, played Pascal in (Anon)ymous, and was a member of the chorus (Robby the Stockfish) in Urinetown: The Musical. He recently finished filming The Watch, a web pilot made in collaboration with Langara’s Film Arts department. He is currently working on a radio play project with his fellow students. Isaac is very excited to graduate Studio this term and is hard at work writing his solo show. He hopes to get an agent soon after he graduates, so he can begin working and gaining more experience as soon as possible.

Production Grads

Jack Bumbala click "+" to view resume

Jack Bumbala, sprouted in Ottawa, Ontario, and is a graduate of The Canterbury Dramatic Arts Program, and they have recently rooted down In Vancouver, BC. They are an eccentric and passionate artist, who spends way too much time observing pop culture on Tik Tok and Twitter and is excited to push the boundaries of theatre in out ever changing, and unstable world. Credits include: Stage Managing The Wax in His Wings directed by Kayla Dunbar, Set Crew Head on (Anon)ymous, directed by Carmen Aguirre, 2nd AD/Production Coordinator for The Watch directed by Janin Palahicky , and their latest project; designing for Costumes for Theatre: The Play directed by Mark Chavez and Ryan Beil, a new work of “zany” and innovative theatre. Jack’s passion lies in costume and set design, but they hope to indulge their love of directing.

Sarah Fett click "+" to view resume

Sarah Fett is a multidisciplinary artist hailing from the historic (boring) capital of Ottawa, Ontario, and a graduate of the Arts Canterbury Visual Arts program. She is passionate about exploring the intersectionality of theatre and visual arts with her keen eye for design and her love for live performance art in all its forms. Credits include: Stage Manager for Studio 58’s Risky Nights project: fort, an online Zoom theatre experience, Assistant to the Set Designer for FourPlay under Jenn Stewart, and as the lighting designer for a production of Wilde’s Salome by Promethean Theatre next summer. Her latest project is as the lighting designer for Theatre: The Play, a new piece of wacky, novel theatre being produced at Studio 58, written & directed by Mark Chavez and Ryan Beil. She is excited to see where her career takes her!

Emerenne Saefkow click "+" to view resume

Originally from the small, northern town of Smithers BC, Emerenne Saefkow is excited to be making their set and props design debut with Studio 58’s Theatre:The Play. Their past Studio credits include, Hot House (Paint Crew Head), Antony and Cleopatra (Props Crew Head), Anon(ymous) (Assistant Stage Manager), Urinetown: The Musical (Stage Manager), FourPlay (Set Crew Head) and The Dolls House Project (Assistant to the Technical Director and Lighting Crew). As a multidisciplinary artist, Emerenne finds joy in everything hands-on from painting murals to constructing sets. They are incredibly grateful for all the amazing people who have helped them through Studio 58, and looks forward to the new future of theatre, and their role in it.