Delinquent Theatre is a Vancouver-based company that creates, develops, and produces new Canadian plays. Our work explores the figure of the Delinquent as the resilient other – telling narratives of survival, ingenuity, and subversive action in the face of a hostile status quo. We strive to create working spaces that challenge and re-examine traditional hierarchies in order to allow artists to grow and thrive. We ask ourselves and our collaborators to imagine new ways of working instead of re-creating the systems we know, in order to respond to the needs of each production’s ensemble, and to push our work forward into new and uncharted territory.
Delinquent Theatre’s activities take place on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish People: the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. We have had many incredible adventures on these territories, and others across Turtle Island. We have met our collaborators here, and our work often draws inspiration from this land. We are deeply grateful to live here, and we stand in solidarity with the Indigenous caretakers who fight to protect this place that we call home.