Summer StudioWorks 2022

Summer StudioWorks 2022

Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s Summer StudioWorks is a musical theatre program offering training in the “triple threat” technique of acting, singing, and dancing to students ages 10 & up.

Since its inception in 2004, Director Brenda Gorlick has amassed the finest roster of Manitoban musical theatre specialists. Program offerings include vocal masterclasses, dance technique, mock auditions, original & show choreography, singing & songwriting, scene work, playwrighting, improvisation, voiceover technique, cabaret work, music interpretation, and more!
The program also offers an opportunity to attend Rainbow Stage’s musical offering: “The Hockey Sweater”. The weeklong program runs from 10:00 – 4:00 pm daily culminating with a final showcase presentation.
Earlybird Fee: $350.00 by May 11th
We welcome students from across Canada to attend!

Guest Instructors for Summer StudioWorks 2022:

Brenda Gorlick – Director – Choreographer
Charlotte Thompson (Grad of Canadian College of Performing Arts/Village Conservatory) – Asst. to the Director
Alyssa Crockett (Dorothy in Rainbow Stage’s Wizard of Oz) – Voice & Movement
Laura Kolisnyk –  (Triple threat performer, Director) – Voiceover Technique 
Samantha Hutchings – Guest dance instructor (contemporary & lyrical)
More to come……
Summer StudioWorks 2021

Summer StudioWorks 2021

We are currently hosting auditions for acceptance into the 2021 StudioWorks Academy Summer Musical Theatre Intensive. The five-day program offers classes in triple threat technique (acting, singing & dance) led by Manitoba’s most experienced theatre specialists. The in person program is being hosted at Drop-In Dance and all participants will have an opportunity to perform in the Manitoba 150 Concert on Saturday, August 28th at the Manitoba Legislative grounds….Not to be Missed!!

For more information, log onto our website.

UWinnipeg theatre team recognized at Evie Awards

UWinnipeg theatre team recognized at Evie Awards

Three members of The University of Winnipeg’s theatre department – Brenda Gorlick, Allison Loat, and Eric Blais – were recognized at the Winnipeg Theatre Awards, held virtually on Monday, November 2, and hosted by UWinnipeg alum, Melissa Langdon and Matthew Paris-Irvine.

The annual Evie Awards celebrate, recognize, and acknowledge excellence in Winnipeg’s theatre community.

“I’m so excited that the excellence of Allison, Eric, and Brenda’s work has been recognized so publicly by the Winnipeg Theatre Awards,” said Christopher Brauer, Chair, Department of Theatre and Film. “They are highly respected both as professional artists and as educators.”

Brauer is extremely proud of The University of Winnipeg’s contribution to the arts community.

“Our strength as a department is that all our faculty and staff are theatre and film professionals who link us directly with the performance industry and we’re so proud to count all three of them as long term members of our teaching family,” he said.

Brenda Gorlick, Theatre Educator Award.

Brenda Gorlick is a UWinnipeg alumna and instructor who returned to UWinnipeg in 2003 to initiate the “Introduction to Dance for Musical Theatre” program. She also served as guest professor and choreographer alongside Kayla Gordon over the last several years for the musical theatre performance courses offered by the department.

“As an educator in the field of musical theatre and dance for more than four decades, I have always hoped that my passion for the arts would inspire others along the path, just as my many teachers have done for me,” she said. “This award reinforces the fact that I might be doing something right!”

She is very proud and humbled by this recognition.

“I have never been one who believes that my teaching practices are exclusively responsible for the many successes of my students; I am only a stepping stone – imparting knowledge where I can, giving guidance to those who seek it and ultimately attempting to improve the outcomes of those who I am fortunate enough to teach,” she said. “I continue to learn from my students and from the world around me, which is what ignites me, both as a teacher and a human being.”

UWinnipeg theatre team recognized at Evie Awards

The EVIES are Coming!!!

Tune in on Monday, Nov. 2nd @ 7:30 pm to the virtual broadcast of this year’s Winnipeg Theatre Awards- the Evies!
I am proud to be receiving an Honorary Award as Theatre Educator this year. The other wonderful humans being honoured are Allison Loat – Behind the Scenes Award, Campbell McIntyre – Theatre Champion Award and our dearly departed Nancy Drake – MLCC Career Contribution Award.
Also, enjoy my CTV Winnipeg interview:

Made in Manitoba Masterclass

Made in Manitoba Masterclass

This November we are offering Round 2 of our Masterclass series – Musical Theatre edition: 9 sessions/9 guest instructors/3 different levels, one GREAT experience!
The program is open to emerging artists and professional performers of all ages. Auditor rates are also available for arts instructors and student participants.
Register online at:

The roster includes artists Andrea Macasaet – newly-minted Broadway star of Six the Musical, Alyx Andrushuk – Featured Dancer on The Masked Singer, current Associate Artistic Director of Shaw Festival – Kimberley Rampersad, Alexandra Frohlinger and Josh Assor of Broadway shows Hello Dolly and Newsies respectively, stage and screen actor – Markian Tarasiuk, Joshua LeClair, fresh from the Matilda world tour, Kathleen Moore from the “Oz” company of Come From Away, Samantha Jeanne Hill of Broadway’s Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera and seasoned veteran of Broadway, Vegas and Guthrie stages – Andrea Mislan.

The sessions, divided into 3 age groups: Junior (age 10-13) Intermediate (age 14-17) and Adult (18+), cover all aspects of musical theatre performance – from training and auditions to acting, singing and dance technique for the professional stage. Each live Zoom session includes instruction as well as a Q & A with our guest faculty.

Learn from our Made-in-Manitoba acclaimed professionals about their personal journey in Manitoba and beyond. “IF YOU WANT TO BE THE BEST — LEARN FROM THE BEST”!