WE’VE RAISED $26,000 of  our $30,000 GOAL!

Why should you donate?

Giving to Electric Company Theatre will:

  • Provide a main-stage platform for diverse artists making theatre history.
  • Achieve the incredible creative design that is both visually stunning and technically complex.
  • Create an original score for the production based in Latinx rhythms with some of Vancouver’s best musicians.
  • Bring rich, vibrant new theatre production back to the Canadian Main-stages such as the Vancouver Playhouse, welcoming in diverse, immigrant and refugee audiences, some for the first time.

Anywhere But Here is a project of many firsts: It is Carmen’s largest play to date, the first time Shad has written for the stage, the first time Juliette Carrillo and Christopher Acebo have worked in Canada, and the first time Electric Company has a full cast of colour, led by three visionary women. With your support, we will be able to continue to produce diverse and meaningful work. 

Electric Company’s ticket prices are among the lowest in the city, and pay for less then 1/3 of the total budget of the production. Your support helps us keep the quality high and the costs low for audiences. We also provide free access to those who need it – believing that cultural access should be for everyone, regardless of finances.

About Electric Company Theatre:

Electric Company Theatre is one of Canada’s leading creators of live theatre, rich in spectacle and adventurous in form, challenging theatrical conventions while preserving a strong sense of story.

Electric Company Theatre’s mission is to create and produce ambitious and exceptional theatre. We aim to inspire audiences with a renewed sense of possibility and to continually examine and expand our own definition of what live theatre can be. We work to reach across cultures, backgrounds, economics, and ideology to find the universal elements that connect all members of our community. In our annual programming we strive to find a balance between Electric Company’s primary objective: creating new work for our local Vancouver audience, and our secondary goal: touring our repertoire to maximize impact and reach. Multiple presentations provide us the opportunity to refine artistry, reach new audiences, and engage with diverse artistic communities. In our creative process we foster a safe, equitable and collaborative environment for all artists and technical staff.  We believe that trust, openness, authenticity and accountability create the right conditions for experimentation, artistic risk, and the pursuit of excellence. In our office, on our board of directors, and in our rehearsal studio, we celebrate difference, diversity and inclusion. We endeavour to support new and emerging artists through employment and mentorship, and provide educational outreach opportunities to the public related to our artistic work.

Electric Company Theatre was formed in 1996 by four graduates of Studio 58 to create original theatre performance in Vancouver. ECT has created more than 25 original works of theatre, touring many nationally and internationally, including Betroffenheit, Tear the CurtainStudies in Motion, No Exit, and The Full Light of Day. The company has won Jessie, Betty, Rideau and Olivier Awards, and was the first recipient of the Alcan Performing Arts Award for Theatre (2001). The Artistic Core is the group of senior creators who help steer the artistic direction and make Electric Company their creative home. The Artistic Core currently includes award-winning, best-selling author and playwright Carmen Aguirre, Siminovitch Prize-winning director Kim Collier, Governor General’s Award-winning writer Kevin Kerr  and Olivier-Award winning actor and playwright Jonathon Young. In January 2019 Electric Company became the first local theatre organization to self-produce in the Vancouver Playhouse since 2012. In September 2019, the company premiered its first art installation with acclaimed Anishinaabe artist Lisa Jackson, called Transmissions. In February 2020, Anywhere But Here will premiere at the Vancouver Playhouse, the largest Latinx play to have a world premiere on a Canadian mainstage.