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.


2016/17 Season Line-up 

God’s Ear

by Jenny Schwartz

Directed by MFA candidate Suzanne Martin
October 13-22, 2016

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare

Directed by MFA candidate Ashley Wright
November 24-December 3, 2016

The Government Inspector

By Nikolai Gogol
Adaptation by David Harrower

Directed by Ron Jenkins,
2017 Mary Mooney Distinguished Visiting Artist
February 9 – 18, 2017

Bright Burning

By Colleen Murphy,
Lee Playwright in Residence Commission

Directed by Jan Selman
World Premiere
March 30 – April 8, 2017

The Lady from the Sea

By Henrik Ibsen

Directed and adapted by
MFA candidate Michael Bradley
May 18 – 27, 2017


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.

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 .

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 .