Neworld Theatre

PACT Membership: Regular Membership

PACT Region: 1 – British Columbia

Our Mandate

The purpose of the organization is to research, develop, produce, and sometimes tour new and found works for the theatre and other media; to create that work through a spirit of community and interdisciplinary collaboration; and to initiate and produce events that foster communication, co-operation, and exchange between artists of all disciplines locally, nationally and internationally.

Our Mission

Neworld Theatre creates, produces, and tours new plays and performance events. We tell stories that are as complicated and contradictory as the enormously small country we live in. Historically, our work is rooted in an experience of ethnic and cultural diversity. While diversity remains a core value, our programming now asks a broader range of questions about political responsibility, identity, and difference.

Artistic and organizational collaboration are central to our ethic and the way we work; this allows for programming choices that can adapt to opportunities as they arise. We are not tied to a particular aesthetic or genre, and instead encourage formal experimentation. Humour is one of the key strategies we employ to engage audiences with complex or experimental content. We ask artists and audiences to embrace work which challenges assumptions about the nature of theatre and its function in the world.

Our work is designed to respond to the creative interests of Neworld’s core artists, issues that seem central to the city we live in, and opportunities that emerge in relationship to our collaborative community. Our motto is “plays well with others.” Collaboration is central to the way we work. We measure the company’s impact through our ability to juggle development of new work, productions of various types, presentations, partnerships, mentorship, community engagement and advocacy.

 

Company Information:

  • Year Founded: 1994
  • Season Starts: July
  • Season Ends: June
  • Theatre Tours: Yes
  • Tour Locations:
    • Regionally
    • Nationally
    • Internationally
  • Engagement Contracts:
    • ADC
    • CTA
    • PGC
  • Affiliations & Memberships (other than PACT): Alliance for the Arts, GVPTA, Vancouver Creative Space Society, and Progress Lab
  • Description of work:

    Neworld Theatre creates, produces, and tours new plays and performance events. We tell stories that are as complicated and contradictory as the enormously small country we live in. Historically, our work is rooted in an experience of ethnic and cultural diversity. While diversity remains a core value, our programming now asks a broader range of questions about responsibility, identity, and difference.

  • Senior Staff:

  • Marcus YoussefArtistic Director
  • Matthew MoreauManaging Producer
  • Chelsea HaberlinAssociate Artistic Director
  • Corinna HagelOperations & Marketing Coordinator