Our History

The Firehall Theatre Society

The Firehall first opened its doors on February 25, 1982 with a performance by Axis Theatre, who managed the theatre at that time.  The Firehall Theatre Society was incorporated in 1983 and in 1985 established itself as one of the first theatre companies to incorporate aboriginal and culturally diverse artists within its practice.

The company is committed to operating an arts centre in Vancouver’s poorest neighbourhood, to ensuring residents have access to professional artistic experiences and that local community arts projects also benefit from the use of our play development skills, our technical and production resources, and our studio and performance space.

The building the Firehall calls home was built in 1906 and acted as Vancouver’s first fire station until the mid 1970s.  Located in the historic heart of the city, the Firehall strives to produce and present work that highlights and supports Canada’s multiculturalism. As the first company focusing on Canadian work with this intent, the Firehall broke through social barriers and helped playwrights, actors, dancers, performers and producers of various cultural backgrounds present work to audiences across the country.

Over the past 36 years, led by Artistic Producer Donna Spencer, the Firehall Theatre Society has evolved into one of Canada’s most well respected cultural hubs.

With her interest in contemporary dance, Spencer also spearheaded the Dancing on the Edge Festival, which has grown to become Canada’s longest running dance festival, and became its own society in 1988.

Firehall Productions from 1984 to 2018:

* indicates a Canadian Playwright

Chelsea Hotel The Songs of Leonard Cohen (2018)

  • Playwright: Tracey Power.*
  • Directed by: Tracey Power.
  • Musical Director: Steve Charles.
  • Cast:  Ben Elliot, Marlene Ginader, Steve Charles, Krystle Dos Santos, Adrian Glynn McMorran, Kayla Nickel.
  • Set Design by: Marshall McMahen.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden.
  • Lighting Design by: Ted Roberts.
  • Sound Design: Xavier Berbudeau.
  • Artistic Director: Donna Spencer.

SHIT (2018)

  • Playwright: Patricia Cornelius.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Yoshié Bancroft, Sharon Crandall, Kayla Deorksen.
  • Set Design: Connor Moore.
  • Lighting Design by: Kyla Gardiner.

 Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth (2018)

  • Playwright: Drew Hayden Taylor.*
  • Directed by: Columpa C. Bobb.
  • Cast: Chris Cound, Braiden Houle, Chelsea Rose Tucker, Ashley Chartrand.
  • Set Design by: Bryan Kenney.
  • Lighting Design by: Johnathan Kim.
  • Costume Design: Cheyenne Mabberley.

 Circle Game (2017)

  • Co-Creator, Director, Musical Director and Arrangements: Andrew Cohen.*
  • Directed, Co-created and Choreographer: Anna Kuman.
  • Producer: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Kimmy Choi, David Cohen, Rowen Kahn, Scott Perrie, Adriana Ravalli, Sara Vickruck.
  • Set Design by: Carolyn Rapanos.
  • Lighting Design by: Ian Schimpf.
  • Costume Design by: Jessie Van Rijn.
  • Sound Designer: Geoff Hollingshead.
  • Technical Director: Jamie Burns.

Refuge (2017)

  • Playwright: Mary Vingoe.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Angela Moore, Frank Zotter, Aadin Church, Sangeeta Wylie, Robert Moloney, Nicola Lipman.
  • Lighting Design and Set Design by: Lauchlin Johnston.
  • Costume Design by: Ines Ortner.

Miss Shakespeare (2016)

  • Book and Lyrics by: Tracey Power.*
  • Music Co-written by: Steve Charles.
  • Directed by: James MacDonald.
  • Musical Director/Sound Designer: Steve Charles.
  • Cast: Caroline Cave, Meghan Chenosky, Medina Hahn, Pippa Mackie, Sussin McFarlen, Erin Moon, Tracey Power.
  • Lighting Design by: Itai Erdal.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden.
  • Choreographer: Tracey Power.

Dead Metaphor (2015)

  • Playwright: George F. Walker.*
  • Directed by: Chelsea Haberlin.
  • Cast: Meghan Gardiner, Mike Gill, Carmela Sison, Donna Spencer, Jovanni Sy, Alec Willows.
  • Lighting Design and Set Design by: Lauchlin Johnston.
  • Costume Design by: Amy McDougall.
  • Sound Design by: Troy Slocum.

Post Secret: The Show (2015)

  • Playwright: Frank Warren, TJ Dawe, Kahlil Ashanti and Justin Sudds.*
  • Directed by: TJ Dawe.
  • Cast: Ming Hudson, Nicolle Nattrass and Sam S. Mullins.
  • Animations by: Egg Studios, Jeremy Stewart, The Glossary and Dana Goldman.
  • Music Composed by: Mario Vaira.
  • Musician: Patrick Barnett.
  • Sound Editing by: Jared Brickman.

 The Motherf**ker with the Hat (2015)

  • Playwright: Stephen Adly Guirgis.
  • Directed by: Brian Markinson.
  • Cast: Stephen Lobo, Kyra Zagorsky, John Cassini, Lori Trolio, Francisco Trujillo.
  • Set Design by: Lauchlin Johnston.
  • Costume Design by: Beverly Huynh.
  • Lighting Design by: Gerald King.

Social Studies (2015)

  • Playwright: Trish Cooper.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Lili Beaudoin, Erin Moon, Susinn Mcfarlen, Richie Diggs.
  • Set Design by: Alison Green.
  • Costume Design by: Sabrina Evertt.
  • Lighting Design by: Matt Frankish.

PROUD (2014)

  • Playwright: Michael Healey.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Andrew Wheeler, Kyle Jespersen, Emmelia Gordon, Daniel Doheny.
  • Set Design by: Pam Johnson.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden and Connie Hosie.

Medicine (2014)

  • Playwright: TJ Dawe.*
  • Directed by: TJ Dawe.
  • Cast: TJ Dawe.

People Like Us (2013)

  • Playwright: Sandi Johnson.*
  • Directed by: Sarah Rodgers.
  • Cast: Sarah Louise Turner.
  • Set Design by: Amanda Larder.
  • Costume Design by: Alex Danard.
  • Lighting Design by: Alia Stephen.

God and the Indian (2013)

  • Playwright: Drew Hayden Taylor.*
  • Directed by: Renae Morriseau.
  • Cast: Thomas Hauff, Lisa C. Ravensbergen.
  • Set Design and Lighting Design by: Lauchlin Johnston.
  • Costume Design by: Alex Danard.

Kid Gloves (2012)

  • Playwright: Sally Stubbs.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Scott Bellis, Marlene Ginader, Patrick Keating, Dawn Petten, Colleen Wheeler, Deborah Willliams.
  • Set Design and Visual Design by: Francesca Albertazzi.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden.
  • Lighting Design by: James Proudfoot.

Chelsea Hotel The Songs of Leonard Cohen (2012)

  • Playwright: Tracey Power.*
  • Directed by: Tracey Power.
  • Musical Director: Steve Charles.
  • Cast: Rachel Aberle, Lauren Bowler, Steve Charles, Benjamin Elliot, Marlene Ginader, Adrian Glynn McMorran.
  • Set Design by: Marshall McMahen.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden.
  • Lighting Design by: Ted Roberts.
  • Dramaturg: James McDonald.
  • Artistic Director: Donna Spencer.

God and the Indian (2011)

  • Playwright: Drew Hayden Taylor.*
  • Directed by: Renae Morriseau.
  • Cast: Thomas Hauff, Lisa C. Ravensbergen.
  • Set Design and Lighting Design by: Lauchlin Johnston.
  • Costume Design by: Alex Danard.

Vimy (2011)

  • Playwright: Vern Thiessen.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Sasa Brown, Ryan Cunningham, Mack Gordon, Daryl King, Sebastian Kroon, Sean Harris Oliver.
  • Set Design by: Craig Alfredson
  • Costume Design by: Sabrina Evertt.
  • Lighting Design by: James Proudfoot.
  • Sound Design by: Marc Stewart.

Mambo Italiano (2011)

  • Playwright: Steve Galluccio.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: David Adams, Susan Bertoia, Gina Chiarelli, Joseph Gallaccio, Irene Karas, Susanne Ristic, Francisco Trujillo.
  • Set Design by: Ross Nichol.
  • Costume Design by: Marian Truscott.
  • Lighting Design by: Rebekah Johnson.

Debt, The Musical! (2010)

  • Playwright: Leslie Mildiner.*
  • Songs and Musical Direction by: Todd Butler.
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Ellen Kennedy, Tom Pickett, Tracey Power, Andy Toth and Simon Webb .
  • Set Design by: Derek Butt.
  • Costume Design by: Sabrina Evertt.
  • Lighting Design by: Jeff Harrison.
  • Choreography by: Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg.

Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout (2009)

  • Playwright: Tomson Highway.*
  • Directed by: Lorne Cardinal.
  • Cast: Tantoo Cardinal, Kimberly Harvey, Tracey Nepinak, Quelemia Sparrow.
  • Set Design and Projection Design by: Craig Aldredson.
  • Costume Design by: Sabrina Evertt.
  • Lighting Design by: Rebekah Johnson.
  • Sound Design by: Russell Wallace.

Stuff Happens (2008)

  • Playwright: David Hare.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: David Adams, Glen Cairns, William B. Davis, Luke Day, Michael Grant Elliot, Barbara Ellison, Fred Galloway, Catherine Lough Haggquist, Kevin Loring, Kevin McNulty, Parnelli Parnes, Alvin Sanders, William Taylor.
  • Set Design and Projection Design by: Craig Aldredson.
  • Costume Design by: Sabrina Evertt.
  • Lighting Design by: Rebekah Johnson.

The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (2007)

  • Playwright: George Ryga.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Lisa C. Ravensbergen, Kevin Loring, William B. Davis, Byron Chief Moon, Duncan Fraser, Tracey Power, Alvin Sanders, Donna Spencer.
  • Set Design by: Craig Alfredson.
  • Lighting Design by: James Proudfoot.
  • Costume Design by: John Powell.
  • Sound Design by: Russell Wallace.

The Blue Light (2007)

  • Playwright: Mieko Ouchi.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Gabrielle Rose, Danielle Vlaskalic, Sean Devine, Jack Paterson and Doug Herbert.
  • Light Design by: James Proudfoot.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden.
  • Set Design by: Marc Stewart.

Urinetown The Musical (2005-2006)

  • Playwright: Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann.
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Musical Direction: Ya-wen Vivienne Wang.
  • Cast: Davis Adams, Barbara Barsky, Jay Brazeau, Ryan Cunningham, Tracy Neff, Tracey Power, Sean Allan, Dalannah Gail Bowen, Luke Day, Vince Kanasoot, Donna Soares, Zachary Stevenson, Andy Toth, Leon Willey, Michelle Yuen.
  • Light Design by: James Proudfoot.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden.
  • Set Design by: Ted Roberts.

Einstein’s Gift (2005)

  • Playwright: Vern Thiessen.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Ron Halder, Davis Adams, Daniel Arnold, Sarah Donald, Kathleen Duborg, Douglas Herbert, Raugi Yo.
  • Light Design by:
  • Costume Design by:
  • Set Design by: Phillip Tidd

The Buz Gem Blues (2004)

  • Playwright: Drew Hayden Taylor.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Ben Cardinal, Wayne Lavallee, Muriel Miguel, Renae Morriseau, Sarah Louise Turner, Andrew Wheeler.
  • Light Design by: James Proudfoot.
  • Costume Design by: Francesca Albertazzi.
  • Set Design by: Kevin McAllister.

The Plum Tree (2004)

  • Playwright: Mitch Miyagawa.*
  • Directed by: Adrienne Wang.
  • Cast: Karen Austin, David Fujino, Hiro Kanagawa.
  • Light Design by: James Proudfoot.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden.
  • Set Design by: Tara Arnett.
  • Sound Design by: Hannu Huuskonen.

Golden Child (2003)

  • Playwright: David Henry Wong.
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer and John James Hong.
  • Cast: John James Hong, Kamilyn Kaneko, Laara Ong, Dirk Von Stralen, Adrienne Wong, Donna Yamamoto.
  • Light Design by: James Proudfoot.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden.
  • Set Design by: Tara Arnett.

An Enemy of the People (2003)

  • Playwright: Henrik Ibsen.
  • Adapted and Directed by: Donna Spencer.*
  • Cast: Marie Clements, Tracey Olson, Kerriann Cardinal, Bill Croft, Patrick Keating, Kevin Loring, Sophie Merasty, David Petersen, Stuart Pierre.
  • Light Design by: James Proudfoot.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden.
  • Sound Design by: Hannu Huuskonen.

Menopositive! The Musical (2003 Alberta Tour)

  • Playwright: JJ McColl.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer
  • Musical Director: Sandra Head.
  • Original Music: JJ McColl and Rueben Gurr.
  • Cast: Patricia Dahlquist, Susinn McFarlen, Candace O’Connor, Ann Warn Pegg.
  • Set Design by: Ted Roberts.
  • Costume Design by: Tyler Tone.
  • Lighting Design by: Kelly Maloney.
  • Choreography by: Mary-Lou Brien.

Larger than Life (2002)

  • Playwright: G. Lee and Vanessa LeBourdais.*
  • Directed by: Janet Michael.
  • Musical Direction by: Vanessa LeBourdais.
  • Cast: Lisa Dahling, Beverly Elliott, Laura Gavini, Annabel Kershaw, Seana Leewood.
  • Set Design by: Dereck Butt.
  • Light Design by: Ted Roberts.
  • Costume Design by: Marian Truscott.

Respectable (2002)

  • Playwright: Ron Chambers.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Lisa Bayliss, Eric Breker, Marcus Hondro, Patrick Keating, Lenard Stanga.
  • Set Design by: Tara Arnett.
  • Light Design by: James Proudfoot.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden.

Wawatay (2002)

  • Playwright: Penny Gummerson.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Jay Brazeau, Marcus Hondro, Cheri Maracle, Tracey Olson, Suzanne Ristic, Susan Ringwood.
  • Set Design by: Adam Parboosingn.
  • Light Design by: James Proudfoot.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden.
  • Sound and Music Direction by: Russell Wallace.

The Yoko Ono Project (2001)

  • Playwright: Jean Yoon.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Donna Yamamoto, Laara Ong, Adrienne Wong, Maiko Yamamoto, Daniel Chen, Peter Grier.
  • Set Design by: Omanie Elias.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden.
  • Lighting Design by: James Proudfoot.
  • Musical and Sound Direction by: Noah Drew.
  • Slides and Visuals by: Tim Matheson.

Menopositive! The Musical (2001 Tour to the Belfry)

  • Playwright: JJ McColl.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer
  • Musical Director: Sandra Head.
  • Original Music: JJ McColl and Rueben Gurr.
  • Cast: Patricia Dahlquist, Susinn McFarlen, Candace O’Connor, Ann Warn Pegg.
  • Set Design by: Ted Roberts.
  • Costume Design by: Tyler Tone.
  • Lighting Design by: Kelly Maloney.
  • Choreography by: Mary-Lou Brien.

The Shooting Stage (2001)

  • Playwright: Michael Lewis MacLennan.*
  • Directed by: Stephanie Kirkland.
  • Cast: Paul Anthony, Eric Breker, Kevin MacDonald, Gerry Mackay, Clarence Sponagle.
  • Set Design by: Yvan Morissette.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden.
  • Lighting Design by: Adrian Muir.
  • Sound Design by: Dorothy Dittrich.

Filthy Rich (2001)

  • Playwright: George F. Walker.*
  • Directed by: Fif Fernandes.
  • Cast: Hamish Boyd, Alvin Sanders, Donna Spencer, Parm Soor, Donna Yamamoto, Norman Yeung.
  • Sound Design by: Simon Kendall.
  • Lighting Design by: James Proudfoot.

Menopositive! The Musical (2000 B.C. Tour and Vancouver Presentation)

  • Playwright: JJ McColl.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer
  • Musical Director: Sandra Head.
  • Original Music: JJ McColl and Rueben Gurr.
  • Cast: Patricia Dahlquist, Susinn McFarlen, Candace O’Connor, Ann Warn Pegg.
  • Set Design by: Ted Roberts.
  • Costume Design by: Tyler Tone.
  • Lighting Design by: Kelly Maloney.
  • Choreography by: Mary-Lou Brien.

Menopositive! The Musical (2000 B.C. Tour and Vancouver Presentation)

  • Playwright: JJ McColl.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer
  • Musical Director: Sandra Head.
  • Original Music: JJ McColl and Rueben Gurr.
  • Cast: Patricia Dahlquist, Susinn McFarlen, Candace O’Connor, Ann Warn Pegg.
  • Set Design by: Ted Roberts.
  • Costume Design by: Tyler Tone.
  • Lighting Design by: Kelly Maloney.
  • Choreography by: Mary-Lou Brien.

The Unnatural and Accidental Women (2000)

  • Playwright: Marie Clements.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer and Marie Clements.
  • Cast: Columpa Bobb, Bill Croft, Gloria Eshkibok, Tasha Faye Evans, Peter Hall, Sophie Merasty, Muriel Miguel, Michelle St. John, Christine Willes.
  • Costume Design by: John Powell.
  • Set Design and Lighting Design by: Robert Gardiner.
  • Graphic Design and Visual Design by: Michelle Nahanee.
  • Music by: Simon Kendal.

Spics and Span (2000)

  • Playwright: Carmen Aguirre.*
  • Directed by: Carmen Aguirre.
  • Cast: Itzel Bazerque-Patrich, Luis Gutierrez, Hernan Heredia, Oparin Ortiz, Lucy Pavez, Victor Reyes.
  • Set Design and Costume Design by: Kate King.
  • Lighting Design by: Eduardo Meneses.
  • Sound Design by: Alejandro Verdecchia.
  • Choreography by: Barbara Bourget.

Counter Offence (2000)

  • Playwright: Rahul Varma.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Daniel Bacon, John Destry, Kathleen Dick, Steadwick D’Penha, Fif Fernandes, Peter Scoular, Rekha Sharma, Parm Soor.
  • Costume Design by: Tyler Tone.
  • Lighting Design by: James Proudfoot.

Je me Souviens (2000)

  • Playwright: Lorena Gale.*
  • Directed by: John Cooper.
  • Cast: Lorena Gale.
  • Sound Design by: John McCulloch.
  • Choreography by: Denise Lonewalker.
  • Lighting Design by: Gerald King.
  • Slides by: Tim Matheson.

¿Que pasa with la Raza, Eh? (1999)

  • Playwright: Carmen Aguirre.*
  • Directed by: Carmen Aguirre.
  • Cast: Kenia Avendano, Itzel Bazerque Patrich, Wendy Mendez, Angelo Moroni, Oparin Ortiz, Rocco Trigueros.
  • Choreography by: Barbara Bourget.
  • Set Design by: James Faigan Tait.
  • Costume Design by: Tyler Tone.
  • Lighting Design by: Eduardo Meneses.
  • Sound Design by: Alejandro Verdecchia.
  • Slides by: Tim Mathison.
  • Piñatas by: Samara Van Nostren.

FareWel (1999)

  • Playwright: Ian Ross.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Sam Bob, Lorne Cardinal, Daryl Clark, Cheri Marache, Sophie Merasty, Tracy Olson.
  • Set Design by: Craig Hall.
  • Costume Design by: John Powell.
  • Lighting Design by: Ted Roberts.

AlterNatives (1999)

  • Playwright: Drew Hayden Taylor.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Forbes Angus, Diane Brown, Darrell Dennis, Jennifer Fahrni, Wayne Lavallee, Cheri Maracle.
  • Set Design by: Adam Parboosingh.
  • Costume Design by: John Powell.
  • Lighting Design by: Rebekah Johnson.

Chile con Carne (1999)

  • Playwright: Carmen Aguirre.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Carmen Aguirre.
  • Sound Design by: Alejandro Verdecchia.
  • Slides by: Alejandra Aguirre and Tim Mathison.
  • Lighting Design by: Kerrene John.
  • Paintings by: Cecilia Boisier and Nora Patrich.

North of America (1998)

  • Playwright: Kenneth Brown.*
  • Directed by: John James Hong.
  • Cast: Tracey Olson, Donna Yamamoto.
  • Costume Design by: Lana Krause.
  • Lighting Design by: Kelly Maloney.
  • Sound Design by: David Epp.

Reading Hebron (1998)

  • Playwright: Jason Sherman.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer
  • Cast: Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Alvin Sanders, Felicia Schulman, Andy Thompson, Sanders Whiting.
  • Set Design and Lighting Design by: Eduardo Meneses.
  • Costume Design by: Enigma Arcana.

Menopositive! The Musical (1997)

  • Playwright: JJ McColl.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer
  • Musical Director: Sandra Head.
  • Original Music: JJ McColl and Rueben Gurr.
  • Cast: Patricia Dahlquist, Susinn McFarlen, Candace O’Connor, Ann Warn Pegg.
  • Set Design by: Ted Roberts.
  • Costume Design by: Tyler Tone.
  • Lighting Design by: Kelly Maloney.
  • Choreography by: Mary-Lou Brien.

Only Drunks and Children Tell The Truth (1998 B.C. Tour)

  • Playwright: Drew Hayden Taylor.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Columpa Bobb, Glen Gould, Lorne Cardinal, Cheri Maracle.
  • Set Design by: Marti Wright.
  • Lighting Design by: Alan Brodie

Sisters (1997)

  • Playwright: Wendy Lill.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer and Glen Cairnes.
  • Cast: Patricia Idette, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Marie Clements, Cheri Maracle, Ben Odberg, Patrick Keating.
  • Costume Design by: Barbara Clayden.
  • Lighting Design by: Ted Roberts.
  • Sound Design by: John Mills-Cockwell

The Wines of Tuscany (1997)

  • Playwright: Conrad Alexandrowicz.*
  • Directed by: Conrad Alexandrowicz.
  • Cast: Shawn Macdonald and Shaun Phillips.
  • Set Design and Costume Design by: Catherine Hahn.
  • Lighting Design by: Del Surjik.
  • Sound Design by: Ron Samworth.

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth (1997)

  • Playwright: Drew Hayden Taylor.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Carmen Moore, Columpa Bobb, Glen Gould, Lorne Cardinal.
  • Set Design by: Marti Wright.
  • Lighting Design by: Alan Brodie.
  • Costume Design: John Powell.

Mom, Dad, I’m Leaving With A White Girl (1996)

  • Playwright: Marty Chan.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: John James Hona, Donna Yamamoto, Daniel Chen.
  • Set and Lighting Design by: Stephen Allen.

Mother Tongue (1995)

  • Playwright: Betty Quan.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Alannah Ong, Laara Ong, Kameron Louengxey and Michael Hirano.

Someday (1995)

  • Playwright: Drew Hayden Taylor.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer and Evan Tesla Adams.
  • Cast: Byron Chief-Moon, Columba Bobb, Lee Maracle, Deborah Charlie.
  • Set and Lighting Design by: Del Surjik.

The Stone Angel (1994)

  • Playwright: Margaret Laurence.*
  • Adapted by: James W. Nichol.
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Marilyn Norry, Kevin Conway, J. Patrick Keating, Karin Konoval, Dwight McFee, Tracey Olson, Sarah Rodgers, Alvin Sanders, Yumi Yamada, Paul Moniz de Sà.
  • Soundscape Design by: Ted Hamilton.
  • Lighting Design by: Marsha Sibthorpe.
  • Costume Design: James Glenn.

Our Country’s Good (1993)

  • Playwright: Timberlake Wertenbaker.
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Monique Bourgeois, Vicki Dahl, Beverly Elliot, Michael Hirano, Robert Lewis, Jane MacFarlane, Tracey Olson, Alvin Sanders, Parm Soor, Dan Thompson, Andrew Wheeler.
  • Set Design and Lighting Design by: Rebekah Johnson.

 Age of Iron (1993)

  • Playwright: Marie Humber Clements.*
  • Directed by: Dennis Maracle.
  • Cast: Sam Bob, Cheri Maracle, Lorena Gale, Darell Guss, Vicki Dahl, Clara Plante, Ronin.
  • Set Design by: Hillary Wood.
  • Lighting Design by: Rebekah Johnson.
  • Costume Design: James Glen.
  • Choreography by: Denise Lonewalker.
  • Masks: Ian Wallace.
  • Music: Russell Wallace.

 Maharanie and the Maple Leaf (1992)

  • Playwright: Jan Derbyshire.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Veena Sood.
  • Designed by: Jeff Nargren.

 The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (1992)

  • Playwright: George Ryga.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Columpa C. Bobb, Sam Bob, Lillian Carlson, Michael Lawrenchunck, Dwight McFee, Sophie Merasty, Alvin Sanders, Michelle Thrush.
  • Sets by: Alan Brodie.

 O.B. (Fresh Off The Boat (1991)

  • Playwright: David Henry Hwang.
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Margaret Cheung, Jay Ono, Tom Wong.
  • Set and Lighting Design by: Alan Brodie.

 The Coloured Museum (1991)

  • Playwright: George C. Wolfe.
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer, Denis Simpson and Julie Blue (Music).
  • Cast: Candus Churchill, Lovena Fox, Lorena Gale, Alvin Sanders, Denis Simpson.
  • Designed by: Ted Roberts and Nancy Bryant.

 Mainstream (1990)

  • Playwright: Collective Creation.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.

 I’ll Be Back Before Midnight (1990)

  • Playwright: Peter Colley.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Jay Ono, Alvin Sanders, Veena Sood, Dona Yamamoto.
  • Set Designed by: Mark Deggan.

 Rosie’s Café (1989)

  • Playwright: R.A. Shiomi.*
  • Directed by: Ray Michal.
  • Cast: Terry Barclay, Garry Davey, Michael Hirano, Kamilyn Kaneki, Laara Ong, Jay Ono, Russell Wallace, Dona Yamamoto, Richard Yee.
  • Set Designed by: Mark Deggan.

 Yellow Fever (1988)

  • Playwright: R.A. Shiomi.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Rod Crawford, Tong Lung, John Donald, Lyle Moon, Jane Nimi, Laara Ong and Jay Ono.

 Escape From Fantasy Gardens. (1987)

  • Playwright: Mark Leiren-Young.*

 Opening Doors (1986)

  • Adapted by: Donna Spencer and Company from the book “Opening Doors, Vancouver’s East End” by Dane Marlatt and Carole Itter.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Lori Lewis, Christine Menzies, Gina Mercedes Baines, Jay Ono, Lyle Moon, Donna Yamamoto.
  • Visual Concept by: Donna Spencer and Richard Tetrault.

 Sometimes The World’s Fair, Sometimes It Ain’t! (1986)

  • Playwright: Mark Leiren Young*

 The Fairies are Thirsty (1985)

  • Playwright: Denise Boucher*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Linda Boyd, Nicole Roberge, Pamela Mcdonald.
  • Designed by: Richard Tetrault.

 Kennedy’s Children (1985)

  • Playwright: Robert Patrick.
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Jay Ono, Lyle Moon, Lori Lewis, Christine Menzies.

 One More for the Road (1985)

  • Playwright: George Ryga.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Richard Clements.

Extremities (1984)

  • Playwright: William Mastrosimone.
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Jill Daum, Susan Ferley, Dwight McFee, Sharon Bakker.
  • Designed by: Pam Johnson.

Walking the Tightrope (1984)

  • Based on the book “Growing Up Dead” by Brenda Rabkin.*
  • Directed by: Donna Spencer.
  • Cast: Jillian Fargey, Oscar Goncalves, Rob Johnson, Veniel Kumar, Rosemary Lebar, Eva Viveiros.
  • Technical Director and Stage Manager: Darren Hales.