StageLab is the Drama Department’s biennial summer arts festival which features faculty research. StageLab emphasizes innovation in theatre, and encourages collaboration between department faculty members and other artists.

“The Drama Department at the University of Alberta is privileged to have some of the most talented practicing theatre artists in the country on its faculty,” states Kathleen Weiss, Chair of the Department. “StageLab showcases the creative activity of our faculty in a professional setting and creates a unique context to share innovative ideas about theatre.”

StageLab events include showcase readings of new plays, workshops and fully-staged performances, as well as lectures, demonstrations and conversations about theatre and its practice and meaning. 

 To reserve your FREE ticket call (780) 492-2495 or email

or visit the Timms Box Office: Hours - 11am-2pm M-F and 1 hour prior to performances. 
All shows take place at the Timms Centre for the Arts. 

The Summation of Parts - Created by Matthew Skopyk & Jeff Osterlin
Show Times (Main Stage)
Friday August 26 - 7:45-8:30pm
Sunday August 28 - 2-2:45pm
Sunday August 28 - 6:45-7:30pm

Hermenegild: A Jesuit Tragedy - Written by Sforza Pallavicino S.J, Dramaturgy/Translation by Stefano Muneroni
Show Times (Second Playing Space)
Friday August 26 - 6-7pm
Saturday August 27 - 3-4pm
Sunday August 28 - 5-6pm
Trajet Dit - Written/Translated and Directed by Donia Mounsef
Show Times (Rehearsal Hall)
Friday August 26 - 8:30-10pm
Saturday August 27 - 6:30-8pm
Sunday August 28 - 1-2:30pm
The Well of the Beautiful Dances - created by Nadien Chu and Kathleen Weiss, directed by Kathleen Weiss
Show Times (Second Playing Space)
Thursday August 25 - 6-7pm
Saturday August 27 - 1-2pm
Sunday August 28 - 3-4pm
White Bread -  written/performed by Mia van Leeuwen, Dramaturgy and Direction by Piet Defraeye
Show Times (Main Stage)
Thursday August 25 - 7:30-9pm
Saturday August 27- 8:30-10pm
Sunday August 28 - 4:30-6pm
Versing -  Concept: Lin Snelling Created in collaboration with Michael Reinhart, Yan Lee Chan, David Ryshpan, Jérémi Roy
Show Times (Paint Shop)
Friday August 26 - 9-10pm
Saturday August 27 - 1:30-2:30pm & 5-6pm