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Andrea Abreu is a first-generation Venezuelan Canadian actor and musician from Vancouver, BC. She feels extremely privileged to work and play on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Prior to Studio 58, Andrea gigged around town as a jazz vocalist with Afro-Cuban jazz band Zapato Negro. In May of 2019, Andrea released her first Brazilian-Jazz Ep UM PENSAMENTO, produced with her father Andres Carrasquero, which can be found on all music streaming platforms. Her recent work at Studio 58 includes: EVERYBODY, CERULEAN BLUE, MONOCEROS: A MUSICAL, TOMORROWLOVE, THEATRE: THE PLAY, and FORT: RISKY NIGHTS. Andrea is ready to leave the nest of Studio 58, explore the world of arts with all the tools she’s collected over the last three years and further expand her artistry. She’s especially excited to sink her teeth into Film/TV, Voiceover, Musical Theatre, and the Music Industry. Andrea is so incredibly grateful for her family, friends, and the faculty of Studio 58 for supporting her through this wild journey. She couldn’t have done this without them.
Born in the US, Malina Fluckiger is an American-Canadian actor and singer who spent the majority of her childhood growing up in California. After moving to Canada, her passion for singing and performing grew as she joined a classic rock cover band and attended acting classes with Company of Rogues. She feels incredibly grateful to have trained, worked, and lived on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations for these past three years. Her recent work at Studio 58 includes: EVERYBODY, CERULEAN BLUE, MONOCEROS – A MUSICAL, and TOMORROWLOVE. She also lent her voice to the radio drama I’M RIGHT HERE through the National Theatre School’s #ArtApart. Malina would like to thank her family, friends, mentors, and teachers for their limitless love and support.
Riley Hardwick (he/him) has lived across Ontario, but is privileged to currently reside in Vancouver, BC on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Following graduation from Canterbury, an arts high school in Ottawa, Ontario, Riley moved to Toronto to train with the Soulpepper Youth Academy, Second City, and other improv and sketch theatres. He also co-created and performed in a Fringe Festival show, FIVE MORE MINUTES and played Benvolio in Crane Creations’ ROMEO AND JULIET. Exhausted by Ontario winters, Riley moved to BC and is now finishing his final term at Studio 58. Recent Studio 58 acting credits include EVERYBODY, CERULEAN BLUE, MONOCEROS: A MUSICAL, TOMORROWLOVE, THEATRE: THE PLAY, and FORT (RISKY NIGHTS). He is also the recipient of the Jean and Walter Ball Memorial Scholarship For Strong Comedic Ability. While training at Studio, Riley has also developed his sound design and music production skillset, working on such projects as assistant sound designer for TOMORROWLOVE and FORT (RISKY NIGHTS). In the future, Riley hopes to do a little of this, and if you’ll believe it, a little of that. And maybe even one day, benefit somebody beyond his own stupid self.
Montana Lehmann is a Mexican-Canadian theatre artist born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After graduating from University of Winnipeg, she went on to study here at Studio 58. She's honoured to live and make art on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Her love for the arts started at a young age taking musical theatre classes. She has since gone on to work in productions such as TRUE COLOURS (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre), RICHARD II (Zone41), A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Dry Cold Productions). She also can be seen on screen in season 1 of CBC’s BURDEN OF TRUTH. Select Studio 58 credits include: EVERYBODY, MONOCEROS: A MUSICAL, TOMORROWLOVE and THEATRE: THE PLAY. Montana would like to thank her family for always being so supportive, and her classmates for always saying yes to late night Dairy Queen.
Harmony had the honor to assistant direct Brendan Jacobs-Jenkins’s EVERYBODY and learn alongside director Kim Collier. Originally from Hong Kong, Harmony Yen is an actor now based in Vancouver B.C. on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. After finishing her university education in Kyoto, she completed her on-camera acting training at Vancouver Film School. Whilst participating in Canada’s National Voice Intensive in 2017 she decided to continue her acting training at Studio 58. Select on-screen and theatre credits include: BOUTIQUE (VFS Production), FORT (Risky Night, Studio58), THEATRE: THE PLAY (Studio 58), TOMORROWLOVE (Studio 58), CERULEAN BLUE (Studio 58) and THE ETERNAL SAILOR (Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre). Harmony speaks four languages (Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, and English) and is passionate about increasing diversity in theatre. She is thrilled to graduate and is looking forward to creating her own work and going out for auditions. She would like to thank her classmates for all the wine nights, brunches, and Dairy Queen runs that made her journey at Studio 58 extra sweet.
Caroline is a stage manager and lighting designer originally from Ottawa Ontario, the unceded traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation. She is grateful for the opportunity to have learned and worked on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and TsleilWaututh Nations while attending Vancouver’s Studio 58 over the last two years. Her credits at Studio 58 include Stage Manager for EVERYBODY, Assistant Lighting Designer for CERULEAN BLUE, Stage Manager for MONOCEROS: A MUSICAL, Assistant Lighting Designer for TOMMOROWLOVE, and Co Stage Manager for THE DOLL’S HOUSE PROJECT. Prior to attending Studio 58, Caroline worked on several indie productions in Ottawa, including stage managing a touring production for CYMBELINE (Bear&Co.). Post-graduation, Caroline is looking forward to continuing to learn and work in stage management, lighting design, and pyrotechnics.
Jess Jandera grew up in the concrete jungle of Vancouver, Canada, the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people. In the summers he would retreat to a small summer camp on the Sunshine Coast. Out in the woods, surrounded by strangers, he learned the value of stories and how they can benefit those willing to listen. Jess then stepped into a leadership role as a camp counsellor to pass these lessons on. These storytelling and community gathering experiences gave root to Jess’s love of theatre and the belief that theatre has the power to change lives. While at Studio 58, he has stage-managed THEATRE: THE PLAY, worked on costumes for URINETOWN THE MUSICAL, was assistant to the costume designer (Melicia Zaini) during the run of TOMORROWLOVE, and assistant to the set and props designer (Jessica Oostergo) for CERULEAN BLUE. Jess is currently a Production Assistant on Theatre Replacement’s East Van Panto. His passions lie in the tactile aspects of theatre, such as costumes and set. He plans to go into the industry and diversify his skills—there are no limits except for how far you can dream!