From web series to podcast, Studio 58’s fall season explores all forms of digital programming

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Studio 58 has announced a digital fall season that covers everything from live streaming to podcasts and a radio play.

Langara College’s Professional Theater Training Program has announced a series of five shows for Fall 2020, all of which will be free online to audiences.

The season kicks off with a stripped-down ensemble production by Henrik Ibsen A doll’s house directed by Laara Sadiq, from October 4 to 11. It is streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.

An episode of Risky Nights titled strong then live on Zoom from October 22 to 25. Described as an interactive digital experience, it invites viewers into their homes to participate in a communal construction of personal fortified spaces, in the comfort of their homes, with household objects around them. The series, now in its 20th year, has fourth-term students training to create and perform all aspects of an original play with a professional director. Angelica Schwartz and Stephanie Wong (from the happy/accidents theater collective) return to direct.

In November, the students launch a web series pilot project entitled The watch on Youtube. It is written and filmed with recent graduates of Langara College’s Film Arts program. The mockumentary-style comedy centers on a ragtag collection of citizens who form a neighborhood watch group.

A podcast showcase takes place on November 20. Created by Colin Murdock, Aaron Bushkowsky and Josué Menjivar, it involves students in writing the screenplay.

To finish, Theatre: the playwritten and directed by Ryan Beil and Mark Chavez, streamed live on Facebook and YouTube from November 24-29. The cheeky ode to the world of theater takes place at the Nearlake Theater Festival & Bar & Grill, which may have to close if the troupe can’t produce a hit show.

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