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!
Then & Now: Pandemic Life Stories
The Delta Stageworks artist collective presented Then & Now, Pandemic Life Stories – a multimedia staged reading, at Genesis Theatre, Ladner, BC in November 2021.
The show features 10 community and professional theatre-makers and traces the ups and downs, the laughs and the lows of the lockdown life we’ve all been experiencing since March 2020. Audiences responded with enthusiasm and a big sense of shared identity with the stories we told.
STREAMING COMING IN 2022!
Beginning in January 2022 we’ll be offering audiences this show as an online pay-for-view stream on Vimeo. The streamed stage event features filmed inserts that gives audiences an enhanced visual experience. Check out some of our backstage videos and other show features here and plan your night of at-home theatre going!
Untold Stories: Delta BC in the 1920s
Delta Stageworks’ 2022 living history project – a collective creation about life in Delta in the 1920s – is on hold until public health orders make workshops with the general public 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 history in BC.
Are you a local history fan? Want to know more about this project? Visit our Facebook page to engage with this project online or drop us an email and we’ll let you know when workshops are bring held!
Check our CURRENT PROJECTS page for new information.
MY MOTHER'S STORY FOR DIVERSE VOICES WORKSHOP (PHASE 2)
Delta Stageworks’ ‘My Mother’s Story for Diverse Voices Workshop’ series with Marilyn Norry (mymothersstory.org), continues in the spring of 2022 with workshops for Delta community members to write and share their mother’s unique life journey. We will also be holding a theatre-making workshop intensive, where, working with the Stageworks professional artist team, participants are introduced to the process of transforming written stories into theatrical experiences.
Stageworks invites you to write your mother’s unique story at whatever age you are. Community members who identify as BIPOC and/or culturally diverse are especially welcomed. Sharing stories across cultural experiences helps us all connect and find our common humanity. There is financial support for BIPOC participants available through our program sponsor, THIS Initiative (The Harmony Initiative Society).
Led by Marilyn Norry, Delta Stageworks associate artist and author of ‘Writing Women’s History, Starting with Your Mother’, this personal narrative arts-based project is a transformative experience for participants. “In writing this story – and in sharing it with people from your community – you will discover things about yourself, your mother, and your family that will surprise and empower you,” says Marilyn.
NEW WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCING SOON!
Interested? Want to find out more? Email us
In The News
THEN & NOW: PANDEMIC LIFE STORIES - CBC - ON THE COAST
THEN & NOW: PANDEMIC LIFE STORIES
October 29th, 2021