Freedom Singer

  Co-created by Khari Wendell McClelland and Andrew Kushnir with Jodie Martinson, FREEDOM SINGER honours one of the country’s essential historical narratives: the Underground Railroad. FREEDOM SINGER is a a new documentary theatre piece produced by Project: Humanity in association with Crow’s Theatre and Urban Ink Productions. We are holding a week-long rehearsal workshop and […]


Return Home

The Return Home Collective/ Salish Sea Productions presents Return Home in association with MT Space and Urban Ink Productions. Return Home is an interdisciplinary performance exploring the story of two women as they struggle with issues of identity while living in disconnection from their homeland. In an exploration of her hybrid identity, Dima Alansari’s curiosity about her family roots […]


Children of God

Children of God: A New Musical by Corey Payette York Theatre: May 17 – June 3, 2017 – Vancouver National Arts Centre – June 7 – 18, 2017 – Ottawa   An Urban Ink (Vancouver) Production in collaboration with NAC English Theatre, in association with Raven Theatre (Vancouver) / The Cultch (Vancouver)  Children of God is a […]

Sal Capone Billy

Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of

Written by: Omari Newton NATIONAL TOUR 2015-16 Yukon Arts Centre 18, 19 Mar 2016 in Whitehorse, YK Presentation House 29 Mar – 2 Apr 2016 in North Vancouver, BC Produced by Urban Ink and premiered in Vancouver and Montreal (2013-14) in association with Black Theatre Workshop, Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of is a theatrical powerhouse […]



The BOLDSKOOL Hip Hop Theatre Workshops are designed to offer youth a creative platform to free their original voices – combining skills training in the elements of hip hop (break-dancing, spoken word, MC’ing, beat boxing) and theatre (storytelling, movement). BOLDSKOOL connects youth with an accessible set of artistic tools for self expression, creating space for […]



Silenced is presented in partnership with the rEvolver Theatre Festival.  Silenced is an interdisciplinary work by the Urban Ink Collective that examines lives and stories silenced within our communities. It explores the choices we make as friends, neighbours, and witnesses that make us either complicit in silencing or engaged in demanding and building social equality. […]

Freestyle Rap Alliance

Freestyle Rap Alliance

The Freestyle Rap Alliance is an improvisational Hip Hop Collective from VanCity that hosts free drop-in hip hop jams. The monthly jams are all-ages events that bring together diverse people to enjoy live music, dance, singing, rap and poetry. They include workshops led by the FRA collective members and guest artists, free food, and cyphers. […]


ribcage: this wide passage

ribcage: this wide passage (2015) Created and Performed by Heather Hermant Directed by Diane Roberts Presented by the Firehall Arts Centre 5-8 March 2015 The startling true story of Esther Brandeau, a Jewish woman from the French Basque region who arrives in 18th century Quebec City as a Christian male labourer. Outed on both counts […]


Arrivals Personal Legacy Project

Arrivals Personal Legacy Project (2007-2014) The Arrival Personal Legacy Project (APLP) was a touring workshop series designed and led by former Urban Ink artistic director Diane Roberts. The aim of APLP was to facilitate creation through the exploration of artists’ own personal ancestry: to bring participants into alignment with their own authentic cultural-historic bodies, to […]

Women In Fish

Women in Fish

Women in Fish (2004-2013) Vancouver remembers fishing: A way of life lost, and the women who were a part of it Women in Fish is based on the tragic story of the Loretta B, a fishing packer that sank in 1962, submerging five men and one woman to the dark sea. After being tied to fish […]