Langara College's Studio 58 alumni receive REVEAL Indigenous Art Award

Kevin Loring and Raes Calvert, graduates from the Studio 58 Theatre Arts program at Langara College, have each been recognized by the Hnatyshyn Foundation as recipients of the REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award.

The award honours Indigenous Canadian artists across disciplines with a $10,000 cash prize to fuel new creative works and leave a cultural legacy. Awards were given in six artistic categories: dance, music, theatre, literature, film/video, and visual arts/fine craft.

“It is most exciting that two of our graduates, from different generations, have received a REVEAL Indigenous Art Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation,” said Kathryn Shaw, Artistic Director for Studio 58. “I congratulate both Kevin and Raes - they are both most deserving of this prestigious award and I am looking forward to their future artistic endeavors.”

Kevin Loring graduated from Studio 58 in 2000. He is an established actor, playwright, and director who has previously won a Governor General’s Literary Award for his play Where the Blood Mixes. His new play, Thanks for Giving will be produced by the Arts Club Theatre in fall 2017.

Raes Calvert is an up and coming artist who works as an actor and playwright. He graduated from Studio 58 in 2010. His play Redpatch, written with Sean Harris Oliver, had a production at Presentation House in North Vancouver in the spring of 2017. Calvert received a Best Actor Jessie Richardson Award nomination for his performance in Redpatch.

“It was a tremendous honour to be one of the 150 Indigenous artists across Canada to win this award. To share this honour with some of the most prolific Indigenous artists in the history of our country is quite humbling,” said Calvert. “I know that the training I received through Studio 58 shaped me into the artist I am today.”

About Langara College Theatre Arts at Studio 58

One of Canada’s best theatre schools, Langara College’s prestigious Theatre Arts at Studio 58 program provides practical, hands-on training for students looking for exciting and rewarding careers in professional theatre. The program offers two streams – acting and production.

About Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

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