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Announcing our 2015-16 Celebratory 15th Season

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Our Celebratory 15th season of igniting passions and inspiring change.

Dear Friends,

It is with the utmost pride and excitement that I introduce Urban Ink’s celebratory
15th anniversary season. It’s the most ambitious and wide-reaching season in the company’s history – that reaches local, rural, and national Indigenous and Intercultural communities.

At Urban Ink, we are putting the power in the hands of Indigenous and Intercultural artists to tell their own stories from their own unique voices. Join us this season for four outstanding productions: the powerful story of two remarkable women in Return Home, a workshop production of Children of God in Kamloops, a national tour of our groundbreaking production Sal Capone, and a brand new work by the exciting emerging artists of the Urban Ink Collective in Silenced.

This landmark 15th anniversary season furthers our efforts to promote intercultural understanding, ignite conversation from coast to coast, and celebrate the rich history of this land by bringing communities together in a national conversation that affirms diversity as a shared Canadian value.

I hope you will join us.

Corey Payette, Artistic Director
Urban Ink Productions

Click here to view our 15/16 Season Brochure!



YOUR SUPPORT – from Corey

We have the most ambitious season in the company’s history: Omari Newton’s daring and necessary piece about police violence toward marginalized youth, my new piece dealing with the intergenerational impacts of the residential school experience, Dima Alansari’s work shedding light on the realities of living in exile from Palestine, hosting Reneltta Arluk’s exciting and ambitious year-long residency, and providing ongoing training to all ages through four streams of artist training programs. Each of these taking an enormous amount of resources to make happen.

We have exciting plans to change the face of Canadian Theatre by producing ongoing large-scale work that is reflective of the diversity in our communities. But we need your help! In the past year, Urban Ink Productions has more than doubled it’s activities and in order to maintain this level of work we need your support. Anything you can contribute is appreciated – even just $5 or $10 will make a huge difference.

Miigwetch! Thank you so much!
Click here to become a 15/16 season donor! 



Introducing 2015-16 Artist in Residence – Reneltta Arluk

Reneltta will support the emerging artists of the Collective and Writers Group as a facilitator and dramaturg, contribute to the development of new work in collaboration with Urban Ink’s Artistic Director, and be supported with resources to develop her own work.

Click here to learn more about Reneltta’s work.


Job Opportunities

  • General Manager
  • Development Manager

For more information on these positions, please click here.

Image 1 – left to right: Elliot Alexis (Collective) & Indu Iyer (Writers Group); Photo Credit: Sov Sylvester Sin
Image 2 – Photo Credit: Marshall McMahen
Image 3 – Billy Merasty, Photo Credit: Andree Lanthier
Image 4 – Dima Alansari, Photo Credit: Ali H Kheireddine
Image 5 – left to right: Elliot Alexis & Kieran Wilson (Collective); Photo Credit: Sov Sylvester Sin