Sal Capone

A politically urgent play that fuses hip hop and theatre to create an explosive manifesto for change. More »

Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of by Omari Newton - Photo featuring actor Billy Merasty Photo credit Jennifer Gauthier More »

Corey Payette

Corey Payette named new Artistic Director of urban ink

Dear urban ink friends and supporters, After 7 years as Artistic Director, Diane Roberts is leaving urban ink to pursue her individual practice, passing the torch to Corey Payette.Corey Payette is proud of his Oji-cree heritage from Northern Ontario and has worked as a playwright, actor, composer, and director across Canada. He founded Raven Theatre Performance Society

Sal Capone

Sal Capone sets Roundhouse on fire

Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of, which opened 23 May 2014 is hitting Vancouver hard with its stirring message, captivating urban style, and banging beats! An experiment in hip-hop-meets-theatre by the young actor/MC/playwright Omari Newton, Sal Capone is succeeding to draw a diverse and fired up crowd like Vancouver theatre has rarely seen – the


Rue Surreal Exhibition

Curated by david george May 22nd-31st Roundhouse Exhibition Hall Admission FREE In conjunction with Sal Capone, the hip hop theatrical powerhouse premiering in Vancouver 22-31 May 2014 at the Roundhouse Performance Centre, urban ink presents Rue Surreal, an exhibition featuring artists Def 3 – Ken Foster – david george – David Love Jones – Nomadz

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Youth Direct Mentorship Program takes off!

The Youth Direct Mentorship program was created by Montreal native hip-hop artist, actor and playwright Omari Newton, urban ink’s artistic director Diane Roberts and Education consultant Dr. Mia Perry. It is designed to offer youth a creative platform to free their original voices through creative collaboration.  In this unique program, youth direct their artistic process to

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Introducing the Team for Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of

We are thrilled to introduce our stellar team for the Vancouver premiere of Sal Capone! This is truly a national collaboration with artists from Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Playwright Omari Newton and Director Diane Roberts are thrilled to be working with Sound Designer Troy Slocum and Video designer Cande Andrade who will collaborate to make


Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of

Premiered May 22nd-31st 2014 at The Roundhouse Performance Centre in Vancouver Written by Omari Newton Directed by Diane Roberts Featuring: Letitia Brookes, Tristan D. Lalla, Billy Merasty, Kim Villigante & Jordan Waunch Dramaturgy by Emma Tibaldo & Diane Roberts Production Design Team:  Troy Slocum (original sound design); Ana Cappelluto (set/lighting design); Candelario Andrade (projection design); Sarah