About Delinquent Theatre

Delinquent Theatre is lead by Artistic Producers Christine Quintana and Laura McLean, based in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish people.  Delinquent Theatre creates, develops, and produces new Canadian works that examine the role of the individual within the status quo.  We strive to create working spaces that challenge and re-examine traditional hierarchies and job descriptions 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.

In the early days of the company, we produced two published scripts with the goal of providing opportunities for emerging artists. However, almost immediately our interests shifted to the development and creation of new scripts. We developed and produced Josephine Mitchell’s play Oh My God! at the 2011 Vancouver Fringe Festival, and Anton Lipovetsky’s musical solo show FLOP! Delinquent Theatre also took part in small creation-based festivals like Here Be Monsters’ Theatre Under the Gun, Hive: The New Bees 3 with Resounding Scream, and Bridge Mix presented by ITSAZOO Productions and Enlightenment Theatre. Bridge Mix prompted us to create a 10-minute musical short called Parked: An Indie Rock Musical for Novelty Instruments, which would provide the framework for Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical. In April 2015, Stationary went on to tour to Barrie ON at Talk is Free Theatre, and return to Vancouver in The Cultch’s mainstage reason, where it won a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Musical (Small Theatre).

In May of 2016 we broke box office records at the rEvolver Festival with Never The Last, produced in association with Electric Company Theatre. We returned to the Gabriola Theatre Festival in August 2016 with Never The Last, and toured our Jessie-award winning TYA show Our Time to high schools in the fall. We launched our second Playwrights In Residence Program with a call for submissions in September of 2016, and are worked with Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen, Adele Noronha, and Arggy Jenati.

Delinquent Theatre is Christine Quintana, Laura McLean, 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)

Playwrights In Residence Program (2014)

STATIONARY: a recession-era musical (2015)

Our Time (2015)

Never The Last (2016)

Playwrights In Residence Program (2016/2017)