About Delinquent Theatre

Delinquent Theatre is a Vancouver-based theatre company that brings socially relevant theatre to modern audiences, and creates and disperses new Canadian theatre.  We like to make theatre that is elegant, subversive, intellectual and ruthless.  Founded by Christine Quintana and Laura McLean, Delinquent Theatre spent its early days sweating it out in the Havana Theatre for two summers in a row, first with Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead in 2008, then Franz Wedekind’s Spring Awakening  in 2009.

We turned our focus to creating new works when Delinquent produced Christine Quintana’s original one-act Our Time with support from Theatre at UBC, then received critical acclaim for our 10 minute musical PARKED: an indie rock musical for novelty instruments as part of Bridge Mix 2011 (more on this one in a bit). Delinquent Theatre presented Josephine Mitchell’s Oh My God! as part of the 2011 Vancouver International Fringe Festival, and presenting Anton Lipovetsky’s FLOP! at Studio 1398.

PARKED provided the seed of inspiration for STATIONARY: a recession-era musicalwhich premiered at the Neanderthal Festival in July of 2012. It has since played at Presentation House in April of 2013, Gabriola Island Theatre Festival in August of 2013, Talk is Free Theatre in Barrie Ontario in April 2015 and in the mainstage season at The Cultch in April 2015.  In June 2013, the Delinquents took over a camper van at Hive 3: The New Bees by Resounding Scream to create The Story of You and Me, written by Scott Button and Christine Quintana.  The Delinquents created a new touring show for high schools (Our Time), and recently supported four emerging playwrights through their Playwrights In Residence Program.  After our exhilarating and exhausting 2015 tour of STATIONARY to Talk is Free Theatre and The Cultch, we went back to the lab to create Never The Last, an interdisciplinary piece which had its workshop production at the 2016 rEvolver Festival.

Delinquent Theatre is Laura McLean, Christine Quintana, and whoever else comes out to play.


Production History

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (2008)

Spring Awakening (2009)

Our Time (2011)

Oh My God! (2011)

Remember, Remember (2011)

Parked: an indie rock musical for Novelty Instruments (2011)

FLOP! (2012)

STATIONARY: a recession-era musical (2012/2013)

The Story of You and Me (2013)

Our Time (2014)

Write Minds Festival (2014)

STATIONARY: a recession-era musical (2015)

Our Time (2015)

Never The Last (2016)