Summer StudioWorks

Summer StudioWorks

Auditions now open for Summer StudioWorks Musical Theatre Intensive!
Join us for the 16th annual StudioWorks Academy summer program.
Train with Winnipeg’s finest instructors in acting, singing, dancing, and more…

The program runs July 13-17th, Monday to Friday, 9 – 5 pm and is designed for junior (ages 10-14) and senior students (ages 15 and up)
Program fees: $450 Early bird rate: $400 (by May 1st)
Special outings include: Recording studio session and Rainbow Stage (Drowsy Chaperone – optional)
Scholarship audition Date: Saturday, April 18 10:00-1:00 pm
University of Winnipeg Asper Centre for Theatre & Film

For appt. contact: Brenda Gorlick
204 795-9741

Summer StudioWorks 2020 (PDF)

That’s A Wrap!

That’s A Wrap!

Over 300 members of the Winnipeg theatre community gathered at the West End Cultural Centre on November 4th to celebrate outstanding moments and people. Congratulations to all of the nominees and award recipients!

Outstanding Lead Actor 
Daniel MacIvor, New Magic Valley Fun Town, Prairie Theatre Exchange

Outstanding Lead Actress 
Mariam Bernstein, Becoming Dr Ruth, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre

Outstanding Supporting Actor 
Ben Elliott, Matilda the Musical, Royal MTC John Hirsch Mainstage

Outstanding Supporting Actress 
Maggie Nagle, John, Royal MTC Tom Hendry Warehouse

Outstanding Ensemble 
Matilda the Musical, Royal MTC John Hirsch Mainstage

Outstanding Production 
John, Royal MTC Tom Hendry Warehouse

Outstanding New Work 
New Magic Valley Fun Town, Prairie Theatre Exchange

Outstanding Direction 
Christopher Brauer, John, Royal MTC Tom Hendry Warehouse

Outstanding Choreography or Fight Direction                    
Kimberley Rampersad & Jacqueline Loewen
Matilda the Musical, Royal MTC John Hirsch Mainstage

Outstanding Design 
Red Earth One Trunk Theatre 
Daina Leitold (set, costumes and props); Itai Erdal (lighting); jaymez (sound); Matthew Waddell (projection); Laura Anzola (animation); GMB Chomichuk (illustration).  

The Evies also presented Honorary Awards to nominated individuals from the Winnipeg community. 

Career Contribution Award
Sponsored by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Commission 
Brian Perchaluk 

Behind The Scenes Award
Melinda Tallin 

Theatre Champion Award
Charles Huband

Theatre Educator Award
Kayla Gordon 

New this year was the inaugural presentation of the Chairs’ Commendation Award. The first recipient is Doreen Brownstone, a driving force in the Winnipeg theatre community since 1958. Moving forward, this award will be called, the Doreen Brownstone.

Check out the photos!
Leif Norman took some fantastic snaps on the evening, and you can see them all on facebook here.
We’ll be in touch in the coming weeks with our annual audience survey, an AGM announcement and more. We hope you’ll stay subscribed to be on top of all of the “Evie News”!
We are always on the hunt for new jury members! Check out the criteria and sign up, or share the call with others in your network.
Join the party! Help us continue to celebrate the outstanding talent Winnipeg has to offer by donating to The Evies. Check-out our CanadaHelps page.
That’s A Wrap!

The Evies are coming!

Now in their 3rd season, The Winnipeg Theatre Awards, affectionately called “The Evies”, are happening on Monday, November 4th at the West End Cultural Centre!

Be sure to secure your ticket in advance to ensure you have a seat! Tickets include a complimentary glass of “Evie” wine, generously donated by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. And bring your dancing shoes; following the ceremony we will have snacks & dancing, with DJ Abby Myers!

I’m proud to say that I’ve been nominated for an Evie award for outstanding choreography for my work on WST’s production of Reefer Madness. The show has also garnered two additional nominations including Supporting actor (Darren Martens) and Outstanding Ensemble.
WST’s Artistic Director, Kayla Gordon is receiving an Honorary reward for Arts Educator.

Bravo to all nominees and award recipients!!

Susannah – Manitoba Opera Association

Susannah – Manitoba Opera Association

Brenda is thrilled to be working as choreographer alongside director Kelly Robinson and Maestro Tyrone Paterson on MOA’s Winnipeg premiere of Susannah. The opera, music and libretto by Carlisle Floyd, follows the story of Susannah, targeted by the town as a sinner after some elders spy her bathing nude in a secluded stream. She stands her ground, defiant against the town and their religious hypocrisy.

Fun Fact: The lead character of Susannah is portrayed by Lara Ciekiewicz, a former musical theatre student of hers circa the early ‘90’s

Bravo to her and the entire team of artists embarking on this new journey.



Tickets now on sale for Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s StudioWorks Academy production of Disney’s Frozen Jr.


May 21, 7:00
May 22, 7:00
May 23, 1:00 and 4:30

Frozen is a musical with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee, based on the 2013 film of the same name. The story centers on the relationship between two sisters who are princesses, Elsa and Anna.

Location: Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre

Assigned Seating – Adult Tix: $20.00 Youth tix (under 16): $15.00 (plus fees)

Click on this link for tickets