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Acting Grads

Sierra Haynes click "+" to view resume

Sierra Haynes (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary, mixed-race, 2LGBTQ+ artist. She has 10 years of radio experience (CBC/CJTR Community Radio) and is a member of ACTRA with professional experience in feature film, cartoon voice-over, web series, and script supervision. Currently, she is in her last semester of studies at Studio 58 in Vancouver, BC studying acting and playwriting. Her new play, THE RADIUM GIRLS (TED Talks NYC Residency finalist 2018), was meant to premiere as part of FourPlay: New Works by Excited Writers in March 2020 but was canceled due to Covid-19. In May 2020, her radio drama, I’M RIGHT HERE, was produced and premiered thanks to the National Theatre School of Canada’s #ArtApart initiative. Sierra has ongoing mentorships with award-winning Canadian stage writers Tetsuro Shigematsu and Anton Lipovetsky. She has recently begun mentorship with award-winning TV screenwriter Nathaniel Moher through Women of Color Unite’s JTC List (#StartWith8HollywoodNorth). She eagerly looks forward to her work as an Artistic Associate at Globe Theatre Regina. Big love to her teachers, friends, family, and collaborators!

Ray Koh click "+" to view resume

Ray Koh is a Filipino-Canadian, first-generation immigrant and multi-disciplinary artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He acknowledges his privilege to live, work, and play on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Selected credits at Studio 58 include URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL directed by Courtenay Dobbie, THE DOLL’S HOUSE PROJECT directed by award-winning actor Laara Sadiq, COUNTDOWN TO NEW YEAR'S directed by award-winning actor Colin Murdock, and most recently TOMORROWLOVE directed by Lauren Taylor and Shekhar Paleja. Don’t miss Ray’s upcoming short-film and ‘solo show’- which, to all non-theatre friends, means self-directed, self-written, self-acted and self-produced- title: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ONES, releasing mid-April of 2021! You can follow him on Instagram & Twitter for more updates on his work: @_raykoh.

Silken Lawson click "+" to view resume

Born and raised in Smithers BC, Silken was thrilled to wave goodbye to the single-gated airport and fly off to pursue her dreams of acting in the concrete jungle of Vancouver. Now a soon-to-be graduate of Studio 58, she is grateful to have had the privilege to live, work and play on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Some of Silken’s past productions include A Doll’s House Project, TomorrowLove, and The Wax in His Wings (Studio 58), for which she was a co-creator and performer, as well as her role as Shipyard Sal in the Shipyard Pals Story-Filled Walks (North Vancouver Museum and Archives). Keep an eye out for her upcoming solo show, a project in which she enjoyed the freedom, power, and sheer terror of being her own one-woman team. Silken is now itching to go out into the world and learn as much as she possibly can about the various aspects of art and creation.

Jacob Leonard click "+" to view resume

Jacob Leonard (he/him) is an actor born and raised in Clarington, ON which is situated within the traditional and treaty territory of the Mississaugas and Chippewas of the Anishinabeg, known today as the Williams Treaties First Nations. He graduated from Queen’s University in 2018, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree, before moving across Canada to attend Studio 58. He has performed in many theatrical works both at Queen’s and Studio 58 with select theatre credits including: Sam1/2 (TOMORROWLOVE, Studio 58), Cliff Bradshaw (CABARET, Queen’s Musical Theatre), Torvald/Ensemble (THE DOLLS HOUSE PROJECT, Studio 58), Bobolink (CONCORD FLORAL, Theatre Kingston) and Avery (THE END OF THE WORLD CLUB, Dan School). In addition to performing, Jacob is a passionate writer who received the Studio 58 Writing Award for his short play THREE COWBOYS IN THE DULL WEST. Jacob is also the recipient of the John F. Parker Scholarship for Theatre Arts which is awarded to a student who demonstrates exceptional promise in performance. Jacob plans to continue his journey as an artist whether it be in traditional theatre, musical theatre or film/TV. He is deeply grateful to his family and the faculty of Studio 58 for supporting him along the way. To his fellow graduates, he cherishes all the memories and will always hold them dear to his heart.

Mikenzie Page click "+" to view resume

Mikenzie Page (she/her) is a theatre artist and creator originally from Calgary, Alberta on the unceded lands of the Blackfoot nation including the Kainai, Siksika, Piikani, T’suutina, the Stoney Nakoda people, and the Metis Nation, Region 3. She is ecstatic to be graduating from Studio 58 and is so thankful for the wild ride. Her original play, Vibrant, premiered at the IGNITE! Festival in 2019 with the help of Swallow-A-Bicycle Theatre. This past summer, she worked and trained as a Riotous Youth Intern at Bard on the Beach. Mikenzie is currently the Head Facilitator for Studio 58’s Diversity Committee. Selected credits include: TOMORROWLOVE, A DOLL’S HOUSE, THE RADIUM GIRLS: FOURPLAY(Studio 58), THE WAX IN HIS WINGS (Risky Nights, Studio 58), VIBRANT (IGNITE! Festival), I’M RIGHT HERE (NTS Art Apart), LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL (The CAST Program), SEX, LIES, & MURDER (TV/ Pyramid Productions). Mikenzie is so grateful for her teachers, family, and her incredible class. Thank you for the late-night crew calls, tears, and a whole lot of laughter.

Vuk Prodanović click "+" to view resume

Vuk Prodanović (he/him) is a first-generation Serbian Canadian actor born and raised in Vancouver, BC on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. In his senior years of highschool Vuk trained as a part of the Arts Umbrella Musical Theatre Troupe as well as took part in two Fringe Festivals with Awkward Stage Productions: Alarbus/Puppeteer (TITUS! THE LIGHT AND DELIGHTFUL MUSICAL COMEDY OF TITUS ANDRONICUS, Awkward Stage Productions), and Whiffle/Ensemble (CRYBABY: THE MUSICAL, ASP). Studio 58 credits include: Tiny Tom (URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL), Joey/Mr. Millar (A LIFE SENTENCE: FOURPLAY), Nora/Ensemble (THE DOLL’S HOUSE PROJECT), and Charlie (TOMORROWLOVE). In addition to performing, Vuk was the active Dance/Fight captain during the run of URINETOWN, as well as most recently he designed the TOMORROWLOVE host website. Vuk is the proud recipient of the Cheryl Hutcherson Memorial Award (2020), and the Lloyd Nicholson Memorial Scholarship (2020). Post-graduation: Vuk is committed to the development of his artistic process in both Theatre and Film/TV, he hopes to find opportunities to learn from and work with other like-minded creatives. Vuk would like to thank his family and the staff and faculty of Studio 58 for everything.

Matheus Severo click "+" to view resume

Matheus (he/him) is a passionate and spicy Brazilian actor, singer, mover, son and friend. He feels incredibly fortunate to have trained, worked and lived on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations for these past 3 years. Recent work at Studio 58: MONOCEROS - A MUSICAL, TOMORROWLOVE, A DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT, SURRENDER (FourPlay), THE WAX IN HIS WINGS (Risky Nights) and, as a voice actor, KARL BARX'S RUFF NIGHT SHOW. Outside work: PAPA RECORDS EVERYTHING (National Theatre School's Art Apart Festival) and SUEÑO AMERICANO (The Cultch Ignite! Arts Festival). He is the Head Coordinator of Studio 58's Diversity Committee, a recipient of the Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship, the Owen Lock Diversity in Theatre Award and the Dean's Honour Roll (2019/20). Get in touch with Matheus on Instagram! @matheuseveror. To my brave loving term, Wendy, Kerry, Brad, Kevin, Courtenay, D-Hudge, Kathryn, Colin, Jane, Kathleen, Michelle, Diane, Aaron, Linda, Daniel, Jessie, Chantal, Omari, Kayla, Anton, Melissa, Laara, Shekhar and Meg: muito obrigado! I stand on the shoulders of giants.

Tanner Zerr click "+" to view resume

Tanner Zerr is a theatre artist and musician. He was born and raised on a farm just outside the small town of Langenburg, Saskatchewan, the unceded traditional territory of the Cree, Ojibwe, Saulteaux, and Métis First Nations. In 2018 he moved to Vancouver, BC and for the last three years has been studying acting at Studio 58. Some of his recent work includes: Hot Blades Harry in URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL, A DOLL’S HOUSE PROJECT, TOMORROWLOVE, and the world premiere of MONOCEROS: A MUSICAL. Tanner will be receiving his Diploma of Performing Arts in Spring 2021 and plans to undertake the Bachelor of Performing Arts at Capilano University. He looks forward to honing his skill in art forms such as theatre, film/TV, musical theatre, playwriting, song writing and voiceover. Tanner is extremely grateful to the Studio 58 faculty as well as his term for their support and guidance over the years.