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 five 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 five 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.
2019/20 Season Line-up
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
OCTOBER 11 - 19, 2019 AT 7:30 PM
PREVIEW OCTOBER 10 AT 7:30 PM
NO SHOW OCTOBER 13
MATINEE OCTOBER 17 AT 12:30 PM
Shakespeare's most notorious play is reimagined for our fractious times. In a world much like our own, a fragile society falls to a ruthless demagogue. This visceral, ensemble production examines how dictators manipulate our fears to acquire and retain power.
REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
BY ALICE BIRCH
NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 7, 2019
PREVIEW NOVEMBER 28 AT 7:30 PM
NO SHOW DECEMBER 1
MATINEE DECEMBER 5 AT 12:30 PM
The idea is simple. The task is enormous. The cost is crippling. Language itself is against us. Alice Birch's wildly theatrical explosion of vignettes teems with bold manifestos, searing humour and drastic acts of defiance. A host of unnamed characters tackle every aspect of contemporary womanhood, amplifying countless exhausted sighs into a punk rock scream of rage. Revolutionize the world—but how?
BY RICK CHAFE
ADAPTED FROM THE NOVEL BY LEON ROOKE
FEBRUARY 7 - 15, 2020
PREVIEW FEBRUARY 6 AT 7:30 PM
NO SHOW FEBRUARY 9
MATINEE FEBRUARY 13 AT 12:30 PM
In this rollicking comedy, the story of how young Shakespeare became the world's most famous playwright is told through the eyes of an unusual muse: his dog, Hooker. With four legs, a sharp tongue and a keen eye, Hooker traces the events and unpredictable creatures of the ever-changing Elizabethan world that shaped the young Bard's rise to fame.
BY MEG BRAEM
APRIL 3 - 11, 2020
PREVIEW APRIL 2 AT 7:30 PM
NO SHOW APRIL 5
MATINEE APRIL 9 AT 12:30 PM
Chrysothemis, the lost daughter of the House of Atreus, is starving for love, affection and peace. She seeks nourishment for her damaged and divided family through cooking - but will the very essence of healing through food be enough to transform and nurture the most dysfunctional family in history?
DON JUAN COMES BACK FROM THE WAR
BY ODON VON HORVATH
IN A NEW VERSION BY DUNCAN MACMILLAN
MAY 15 - 23, 2020
PREVIEW MAY 14 AT 7:30 PM
NO SHOW MAY 17
MATINEE MAY 21 AT 12:30 PM
Don Juan returns from the War, ready for more of the debauchery that once made his name. Amidst political and economic upheaval, he finds himself increasingly at odds with the man he used to be. Confronted and desired by the women he meets, is this notorious Lothario about to experience a sudden change of heart?