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!
DELTA STAGEWORKS FUNDRAISING Social
Enjoy a casual summer evening social on the patio at Petra’s by L’Aromas Cafe in South Delta, BC (Tsawwassen), featuring gourmet pizza, wine & artisan beer, a cocktail bar and local entertainment – all in support of Delta Stageworks 2021-2022 public programs and shows.
Saturday August 21/2021 from 7- 10 pm
MY MOTHER'S STORY for DIVERSE VOICES WORKSHOP
We’re thrilled to announce a new ‘My Mother’s Story for Diverse Voices Workshop’ series that welcomes women and men from the Delta community who identify as culturally or racially diverse to share their mother’s life story. The program runs in August 2021 with three writing and storytelling workshops on Sunday afternoons August 8, 15 and 22, led by Marilyn Norry, Delta Stageworks artist associate and author of ‘ Writing Women’s History, Starting with Your Mother’.
“The journey you’ll take over our 3 weeks together,” says Marilyn who has worked with communities across BC and around the world, “is to 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.” The My Mother’s Story workshop process is a transformative experience. “In writing this story you will discover things about yourself, your mother, and your family that will surprise and empower you,” says Marilyn.
AUGUST 8, 15 and 22! – Click below for information and registration.
“I really enjoyed My Mother’s Story workshop with Marilyn! Delving into my mother’s life and story was something I had wanted to do for some time…Marilyn gave me tools to use, questions to ask, and helpful guidance and encouragement along the way. Listening to the stories of fellow participants was fascinating and touching. A wonderful experience all around!”
Chris E., Delta, May 2021
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.
CHECK OUT WHAT WE'VE BEEN CREATING!
Here is small clip from our last workshop!
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