Community Volunteer Program

EPL On the Edge Speaker Series

On the Edge: Frontline of the Backstage: An Introduction to Theatre Design

Join Sofia Lukie in an interactive exploration of a designers' role within the theatre. Follow the process from preliminary ideas, to drafting, to model making, and finally, execution of the design. You'll also get an inside look at exactly what an MFA Theatre Design thesis show entails, and how this arts-based graduate program measures "success." This workshop will incorporation discussion in the round. Watch the video: MFA Theatre Design Student Sofia Lukie on Designing the Doll House Set

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

Location: Strathcona Library

About the presenter: 

Sofia Lukie is a Ukrainian Canadian who hails from Winnipeg and is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Design at the University of Alberta. Currently working as a freelance designer, technician, and scenic painter, Sofia is particularly interested in community-based theatre that functions to give voice to marginalized communities. She will be presenting her thesis show in the Winter of 2019, wherein she will design lights, set, and costumes for the Studio Theatre's third show of the season.


About On the Edge: Speaker Series

On the Edge is a speaker series featuring cutting edge research presented by scholars and researchers from Edmonton's academic community. It is presented by the University of Alberta's Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and hosted at the Strathcona Library Branch every month. Everyone is invited to attend these sessions.

To learn how to be a presenter for "On the Edge", please contact or Charity Slobod at