With pandemic restrictions continuing to cause uncertainty, Studio 58 has announced it will follow up its online fall season with a spring season that continues to explore new ways of creating theatre during the pandemic.
Under its new artistic director Courtenay Dobbie, the professional theatre training program at Langara College will present two large-scale productions alongside its annual Risky Nights series online.
Although 2020 has been challenging, the theatre that was created at Studio 58 has remained innovative and enlightening. I’m proud to say that not only have we forged ahead in the face of adversity but created new artistic pathways within it. – Studio 58 artistic director Courtenay Dobbie
“Our programming for the Spring of 2021 is the continuation of Studio 58’s commitment to delivering and inspiring dynamic live theatre during the pandemic,” says Dobbie in a media release. “We’re also discovering new energy, responding to important shifts within the industry, and building movement in the art of live performance.”
The spring season will open with Rosamund Small’s TomorrowLove, fifteen intertwined playlets imagining the romantic relationships of the near future. Described as Black Mirror meets Modern Love, viewers will be able to choose their own path.
In March comes the new Canadian musical Monoceros. Adapted from the novel by Suzette Mayr it tells the story of high school student Faraday who sets off on a life-changing adventure to make sure he is remembered.
The spring season concludes with Studio 58’s Risky Nights. Now in its 20th season, the series provides a bridge between classroom work and mainstage productions with students in their fourth term creating and performing every aspect of an original theatre piece with a professional director.
For more information on Studio 58’s fall season visit lanagara.ca.