Local Theatre that Tells Local Stories
Connecting Place and People
Delta Stageworks Theatre Society brings together experienced theatre artists and community groups to present innovative new theatre projects for Delta audiences. Using the theatre art practices of collective creation, site-specific performance presentation as well as traditional forms of theatre, Delta Stageworks offers Delta theatre makers and audiences a dynamic new vision for theatre experiences in our community.
CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR CURRENT INITIATIVES!
MY MOTHER'S STORY - WORKSHOP
Delta Stageworks is excited to be offering a 4-week series of personal narrative writing workshops – held online – with Marilyn Norry, Vancouver actor, writer, editor, educator and creator of the marvellously successful My Mother’s Story project. Since 2004, Marilyn’s workshops have been the catalyst for women – and men – in communities around the world to connect with their mother’s life story.
NEW DATES ADDED!
“The challenge: Write the 2,000 word story of your mother’s life, from beginning to end, just the facts, where you are just one of the facts.” My Mother’s Story, by Marilyn Norry
Read about it in the North Delta Reporter here.
MOTHER'S DAY CONTEST
Delta Stageworks Invites Entries for a Mother’s Day A Writing Workshop Contest!
Are you a new Canadian or landed immigrant living in Delta? Does your mother have a story that needs to be told this Mother’s Day?
Delta Stageworks is holding a contest for a 250 word story that celebrates your mother’s life.
The story can be about any event you remember that has stayed with you.
Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org Friday April 30 for a chance to win a free space in our upcoming My Mother’s Story online workshop May 4-25!
The winning entry will be published in the North Delta Reporter on Mother’s Day, May 9. 2nd and 3rd place will receive My Mother’s Story books
Then & Now: Living Through a Pandemic
‘Then & Now: Living Through a Pandemic’ is the working title of a devised theatre project that Delta Stageworks is developing with our artistic team and members of the community. It’s about sharing stories of lived experiences of people in our communities (ourselves included) as we grapple with the monumental changes the last year has made to our lives.
Since the fall of 2020, we have held multiple workshops in order to gather stories, create content, and explore what form the project might take in these unusual times.
Stay updated on the project’s development and production dates in 2021.
Untold Stories: Delta BC in the 1920s
Delta Stageworks’ 2021-2022 living history project – a collective creation about life in Delta in the 1920s – is on hold until public health orders make our workshops feasible. The project is part of our arts-based community development program involving professional artists working together with community members and groups. We create scenes and characters based on real life events and the lived experiences of people in Delta. The working title for this project reflects our commitment to tell the stories of Delta’s past that may go unheard in traditional narratives of early 20th century BC history.
For this project, Delta Stageworks has partnered with the Delta Heritage Society to provide public workshops, opportunities for youth engagement and a place for diverse community groups to share their stories with Delta audiences.
Visit the Delta Heritage Society website: https://www.deltaheritagesociety.ca
Check our CURRENT PROJECTS page for new information.
DELTA IN THE 1920s
In The News
MY MOTHER'S STORY - WORKSHOP
Re-enactment honours of the 100th anniversary of armistice
Delta Actors Bring WWI to Life at Ladner’s Kirkland House
Surrey Now – Leader
October 3, 2018