For more information origins@vcn.bc.ca

Origins Theatre Projects is an incorporated non-profit society dedicated to producing original Canadian theatre, or reimagining classics. We are a Vancouver based project-by-project company.

Event on June 22nd - 2016

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We honour the original work of playwrights at Origins. We enjoy serving texts with lyrical language and that have something to say about our world.

Some of our productions include the 4 time Jessie nominated Blue Dragons by Gordon Armstrong; Telling Tales, Touching Tongues at the VECC Youth Week by Sara Graefe and Anne Fleming; Wasps by Sally Clark, and Yellow On Thursdays by Sara Graefe. More recently, our associate production of Berend McKenzie’s NGGRFG toured the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and we produced a staged reading of Janet Hinton’s new comedy about climate change, The Swing.

Seedlings Program
We also assist emerging artists with our community building projects-- including the early work of artists such as Craig Hall; and Shane Drouker, and Valerie Sing Turner.

Gordon Armstrong Playwrights Rent Award
As a legacy of our first production in Vancouver, we celebrate the hard work of playwrights by presenting this award annually ever since Gordon's untimely passing in 1996.

While we occasionally produce films, our focus in Vancouver has been theatre. Sometimes we have produced and reimagined rare classics for the contemporary stage. We have a keen interest in work with social issues and artistic content that entertains and inspires.


For recent information releases visit our blog

Mailing Address:

Origins Theatre Projects
c/o 213-1857 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C.

Voice Mail: 604-608-7422


Thanks to our sponsors, past and present:

City of Vancouver
Granville Island
British Columbia Direct Access Gaming
Canada Council for the Arts

Origins Theatre Projects is a longstanding member of the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance.