Drama

Studio Theatre


The University of Alberta's very own theatre company.

Studio Theatre in The Timms Centre is Drama’s laboratory and the Studio Season is simultaneously a site for research, teaching, entertainment, and innovation.   Each season brings together a rare combination of artists interacting to create six unique live theatre experiences. 

Studio Theatre features the graduating BFA Acting class ensemble in four shows over the year. These productions represent the culmination of their training. Students from the technical and stage management programs work on all six plays, taking advantage of the exceptional teaching opportunities the season provides. 

Studio Theatre is a developing ground for the Department’s MFA students and serves to introduce them to the larger Edmonton community. 

For Drama’s talented faculty, the season offers rich research opportunities.  The department also engages the most significant theatre artists in the country to teach and direct our students.  This unique mix of professionals, faculty, and students are part of what makes any season of Studio special.

All performances take place at The Timms Centre for the Arts (112 Street & 87 Avenue) one of the most comfortable, intimate theatres in Edmonton.


2015/16 Season Line-up 

Beyond Therapy

by CHRISTOPHER DURANG

The season kicks off with Christopher Durang’s outrageous 1980s comedy Beyond Therapy (October 15 - 24, 2015), directed by Glenda Stirling (‘97 BA). 
October 15 – 24, 2015

Iphigenia At Aulis

by EURIPIDES
Translation to be confirmed.

Faculty member David Kennedy is at the directing helm of Iphigenia At Aulis - Euripides - translation by Don Taylor (November 26 - December 5, 2015). 
November 26 – December 5, 2015

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Much sought-after veteran director, Marti Maraden, directs A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (February 4 - 13, 2016). 
February 4 – 13, 2016

The Kaufman Kabaret

(World Premiere)
by HANNAH MOSCOVITCH

Directed by Kathleen Weiss

March 24 - April 2, 2016

Or The Whale

an adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick
by CHRISTOPHER BULLOUGH (MFA directing thesis project)
with MICHAEL PENG and
wishbone theatre
World Premiere
May 12 – 21, 2016

For show descriptions about upcoming U of A Studio Theatre productions, mainstage concerts and art exhibits in the FAB Gallery, please see www.ualberta.ca/artshows .


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