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Studio 58 Founder Named to the Order of Canada


Langara praises Antony Holland, organizer of the College’s eminent Studio 58 theater program, who was named as a Member of the Order of Canada this week.

His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, published Holland’s enrollment on June 30, 2014. The declaration perceives Holland for his accomplishments as a performing artist and an educator, and “quite for establishing Langara College’s Studio 58 to develop the up and coming era of Canadian entertainers.”

Holland was named as Artistic Director Emeritus of Theater Arts at Langara in 2013 for his trailblazing work with Studio 58.

“Antony Holland is known as a matchless entertainer, motivational educator, and dynamic pioneer in expressions of the human experience, and we are so pleased to have profited from his commitments to the College group,” said Langara’s President and CEO Dr. Path Trotter. “His legacy, through the proceeded with achievement of Studio 58, will continue moving present and future Canadian entertainers for a considerable length of time to come.”

At 94 years old, Holland is one of Canada’s most acclaimed performers. He is the beneficiary of three Jessie Richardson Theater Awards (two for Best Performance as a Lead Actor and a Lifetime Achievement refinement); the Sam Payne Award for Humanity, Integrity and Encouragement of New Talent; the Union of BC Performers Award of Excellence; and is an inductee into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. Holland resigned from Studio 58 in 1985 however keeps on supporting the system by featuring in preparations (King Lear, 2004; You Can’t Take it With You, 2005; The Merchant of Venice; 2008), running (The Merchant of Venice; 2008), and helping understudies look into the specialty of acting and the energy needed to seek after the craft.

“Every one of us at Studio 58 are excited that he has gotten this merited recompense,” said Kathryn Shaw, Artistic Director, Theater Arts at Studio 58, Langara College. “He has been an impulse to every one of us in embodying how to keep theater alive and how to keep on growwing as a craftsman for the duration of your life.”

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