Sal Capone

Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of by Omari Newton

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Sal Capone is a play by Omari Newton. Produced by Urban Ink, and premiered in Vancouver and Montreal (2013-2014) in association with Black Theatre Workshop, Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of is a theatrical powerhouse that follows a young hip hop group caught in the aftermath of a violent police shooting. To read more on our website, click here.

Inspired by the loss of Fredy Villaneuva, an unarmed youth shot by police in 2008 in Montreal, Sal Capone is a dynamic and edgy work with a strong socio-political message. It is a raw and honest portrayal of friendship, loss and the choices we make when trust is shattered.

Recipient of 5 META Nominations (2014) including Outstanding Professional Production

Directed by: Diane Roberts
Featuring: Letitia Brookes, Troy Emery Twigg, Kim Villagante, Jordan Waunch and Seth Whittaker

Yukon Arts Centre 18, 19 Mar 2016 in Whitehorse, YK
Presentation House 29 Mar – 2 Apr 2016 in North Vancouver, BC



Kwasuun S. Vedan 2016The Writer’s Group, a creative hub for emerging/established playwrights which offers a platform for artists to meet and discuss their work, has been engaged in some very compelling work with Kwassun Vedan this month! Each playwright has been paired with a dramaturg to work one-on-one this season in preparation for their public readings this spring.
Kwasuun Vedan, who is from the Cree, Ojibwa, Saulteux and Secwepmec Nations and is Artistic Associate at Full Circle: First Nations Performance, and is based in Vancouver
For more info on our writers, click here

unnamedCathy Elliot, a multi-disciplinared Mi’kmaq artist, describes her transformative experience as a cast member of Children of God, a new musical by Corey Payette in the article ‘Children of God and Community Healing Through Theatre‘ ‘It gets a little difficult sometimes to remember that the word “healing” had more power before it became a made-for-tv catchword, or a politician’s promise or a meme. I have difficulty saying it. Its meaning has been worn down, polished thin through constant use. But it is the only word I can use for what I wish to attempt to describe as a monumental event that has had an effect on my life.’ Read the rest of the article here.


the-gay-heritage-projectIt’s all happening at the Cultch! You don’t want to miss The Gay Heritage Project by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and Ga Ting, by the frank theatre company, both playing until March 19th. Don’t let the rain get you down — check out amazing performances happening now.

moonlodge__largeOur Artistic Director, Corey Payette, had the pleasure of directing Moonlodge by Margo Kane at the NAC English Theatre in Ottawa in February. Only Margo Kane has ever performed this seminal solo work, a classic Indigenous Canadian theatre. To read the interview with Paula-Jean Prudat, click here




We had two very exciting workshops this month – a hip hop dance and performance workshop with breakdancer JK Agudo at Carson Graham Secondary, and our 2-day workshop at the Surrey Arts Centre all weekend! Take a look at more awesome pictures on social media

We are coming to Whitehorse!! Urban Ink will be holding a workshop on March 19th while we’re touring Sal Capone to the Yukon! Learn from one of the best hip hop professionals, Rupert Common, and learn how to develop your creative voice.

Take a look at our Facebook event for more info.