Fall and Winter StudioWorks 2022/2023

Program Details
The StudioWorks Academy program is specifically geared to students who wish to improve their skill level in musical theatre and performance technique.

For an Audition appointment, please contact: Brenda Gorlick assocad@winnipegstudiotheatre.com

There are TWO Divisions: Intermediate and Senior Academy.

Senior Academy
Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Chai Ensemble Studio on Notre Dame
Enrolment maximum of 22 students
Entry by audition only!

The teaching team consists of: Brenda Gorlick – Director, Charlotte Thompson -Director and Rachel Cameron – Music Director.

– The 32 week, 90 hr. + program annual fee is $1500.00 (paid in two instalments) or an early bird rate – $1400.00 (if paid on or before August 31st)

Intermediate AcademyNEW THIS SEASON!!
Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm for students ages 10 and up who have a limited background in “triple threat” technique but have experience in acting, singing and/or dance.

Enrolment maximum of 16 students
Entry by audition only!
The program is led by seasoned instructor, Laura Kolisnyk.
The 32 week, 65 hr. + program annual fee is $1200.00 (paid in two instalments) or an early bird rate – $1100.00 (if paid on or before August 31st)

Training in both programs consists of vocal work, movement and dance components and script work leading up to a fully produced book musical in late May.  Special guest directors and instructors are introduced throughout the season including Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s Artistic Director – Erin McGrath and former alumni who have entered the professional performance world.

Additional rehearsals are incorporated into the schedule prior to production dates.-   Classes commence in September and run until late May.

  • Each week a rehearsal schedule is issued to the parents and students which allows the participants an opportunity to experience a professionally based training program. Scripts, scores, sheet music and/or scene work materials are issued to the students electronically and via hardcopy. Regular training videos are posted online to assist students with review and personal practice.As audition opportunities arise, students are coached and encouraged to “test drive’ their materials in the studio setting. Participants are also encouraged to maintain their personal training in dance and vocal technique outside of StudioWorks. Director Brenda Gorlick aims to work in tandem with her professional colleagues in order to give the student a well-rounded performing arts education.

Opportunities
The goal of the program is to give students a professional experience in the musical theatre field. Throughout the season, students are given opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities including: Winnipeg Music Festival (additional fees may apply), Fundraising Galas (Winnipeg Studio Theatre and others), flash mobs, and more.

Brenda is very engaged in the artistic community and is always sourcing new opportunities fo her students. She also shares audition, performance and/or training opportunities which arise throughout the course of any season.

Application Forms

Download the registration form here – Intermediate Registration Form 2022-2023

Download the registration form here – Senior Registration Form 2022-2023

Senior Academy Payment options:
Plan A: Payment in full – $1500.00
(Early bird discount – $1400.00 if paid by August 31st, 2022)
E-transfer to: Winnipeg Studio Theatre    Email: studioworksacademy@gmail.com

Plan B: 50% ($750.00) due on signing by August 31st, 2022 – $ 300.00 (non-refundable)
E-transfer to: Winnipeg Studio Theatre    Email: studioworksacademy@gmail.com
50% ($750.00) post-dated cheque – November 1st, 2022
Please make cheques payable to: Winnipeg Studio Theatre

Junior Academy Payment options:
Plan A
: Payment in full – $1200.00
(Early bird discount – $1100.00 if paid by August 31st, 2022
E-transfer to: Winnipeg Studio Theatre    Email: studioworksacademy@gmail.com

Plan B: 50% ($600.00) due on signing by August 31st, 2022 – $200.00 (non-refundable)
E-transfer to: Winnipeg Studio Theatre    Email: studioworksacademy@gmail.com
50% ($600.00) post-dated cheque – November 1st, 2022
Please make cheques payable to: Winnipeg Studio Theatre

Made in Manitoba Masterclass Series BONUS
Students will have access to a virtual training system as part of their registration package. The MIMM series was launched during our shutdown period and consists of over 20 training modules in acting, singing, dance, mime, theatrical make-up and more taught by Manitoba artists who are working professionally in the field of performing arts. YouTube links will be shared with our registered StudioWorks Academy students.


New York Trip- Kayla Gordon*- Trip Co-ordinator (*former WST Artistic Director & director of Winnipeg Travel)
WST StudioWorks Academy is planning a group trip to New York in June of 2023 to participate in Broadway Workshops and to attend shows. We will be hosting an info meeting this fall to discuss interest and tentative itinerary/proposed costs/ fundraising options.

Parents, students and friends are welcome to join the info session as the trip is open to any/all who may be interested.