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Urban Ink Artistic Directors

(left to right: Corey Payette, Diane Roberts, Marie Clements)

Urban Ink was founded by Métis artist Marie Clements as a First Nations theatre company in 2001, taken over by Diane Roberts, and is now under the Direction of Corey Payette. The company creates, develops and produces Indigenous and culturally diverse works of theatre, writing and film, utilizing an approach which embraces and strives for the combination and integration of artistic disciplines, including different forms of theatre, story-telling, dance, music, video and multi-media. Urban Ink Productions seeks to create new works which celebrate and bring together different cultural and artistic perspectives and inter-racial experiences.