Projects

Children of God

Children of God is a gorgeous, powerful musical about an Oji-Cree family whose children were taken away to a residential school in Northern Ontario.

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A Conversation with Burnt Cork

A Conversation with Burnt Cork

A Conversation With Burnt Cork or Burnt Cork investigates our relationship with the past.

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STARWALKER a new musical

STARWALKER a new musical

A 2-spirit Indigi-queer Drag Queen fuses Indigenous and Drag cultures giving life to a new style of performance we never knew we needed.

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Wolf Cull

Wolf Cull

Wolf Cull tells the story of a pack of young Indigenous womxn who hunt down the mysterious creature that threatens their community.

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Homecoming

Homecoming

Three generations of Filipina women hop between an ocean and time, memory and dreams. Set in Canada and the Philippines, Homecoming is a visceral show with moments of magic that reach into the afterlife, exploring cultural identity, familial duty, and delicious Filipino food.

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Confluence

Confluence

Confluence is a theatrical work that incorporates music, history and storytelling to share a tale about life in the near future. In this future, the world over, individual capitalists rule as despots having become more powerful than the nation states of old.

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The Best of The Candy Show

The Best of The Candy Show

On Christmas Day 2021 the world lost Candy Palmater, one of Canada’s greatest treasures and a groundbreaking Indigenous comedian and TV show hosts.

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TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival

TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival

2020 Opening Bash The cabaret that launched Transform into the digital world returns!

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Guide My Way

Guide My Way

Guide My Way, a concert film, featuring music by Corey Payette and additional new music by Inuk singer/songwriter Kelly Fraser.

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Demolition

Demolition

Tick Tick Boom…Time’s Up Motherlovers! A collective creation hosted by Lisa Fa’alafi and Busty Beats from Hot Brown Honey.

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Making The Mystics

Making The Mystics

An Artistic Ceremony Documentary Making The Mystics is a documentary honoring the transcendent nature of Tsilhqot'in culture explored through Kim Senklip Harvey's artistic constitution.

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Te Tangi ā te Tūī

Te Tangi ā te Tūī

This documentary is a look inside the development of Te Tangi ā te Tūī, a fantastical and allegorical tale of loss of te reo Māori and its reclamation.

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The War Being Waged

The War Being Waged

An Indigenous mother becomes an activist while her brother becomes a soldier. A grandmother raises a child with love, in community. A granddaughter full of turmoil, finds her voice. Three generations of Indigenous women are woven into this new work by Winnipeg-based theatre artist Darla Contois.

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STORIES THAT TRANSFORM US

STORIES THAT TRANSFORM US

FEATURE FILM DOCUMENTARY Urban Ink’s 20th anniversary in 2021 is being acknowledged through a celebratory 90-minute documentary film, Stories That Transform Us.

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TERROR/FORMING

TERROR/FORMING

Told in one continuous shot over one evening. Parker and his boyfriend Darren make a disturbing discovery on their way to Parker's late kokum's cabin, setting the stage for how the night will unfold.

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Starwalker

Starwalker

Feature Film The story follows Starwalker, an Indigi-Queer Two-Spirit drag queen learning the ropes of the Drag community when their world is thrown upside down.

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LES FILLES DU ROI

LES FILLES DU ROI

The powerful story of a young girl, Kateri and her brother Jean-Baptiste whose lives are disrupted upon the arrival of les filles du roi in ‘New France’ (now Montreal) in 1665.

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TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival

TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival

The Digital Remix 2023 This unique festival builds relationships and brings communities together to create lasting social change and cutting edge world-class performance. Featuring local and international artists in a variety of performance styles including theatre, music, drag, circus, comedy and everything in between.

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Connective T/issue

Connective T/issue

CLASSICAL CIRQUE Combining award-winning Indigenous composers and world-class circus performers, Connective T/issue is a collection of short films and digital performance pieces shown through the various lenses that keep us connected.

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TRANSFORM: Cabaret Festival (2020)

TRANSFORM: Cabaret Festival (2020)

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The Darlings III

The Darlings III

The Darlings are a multidisciplinary, nonbinary drag performance collective based in Vancouver, BC. Their work challenges the boundaries of conventional drag, and explores genderqueer, nonbinary, and transgender experiences through the use of movement, poetry, performance art, theatre, and immersive/interactive installation.

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SRO by Middle of the Sky (2019)

SRO by Middle of the Sky (2019)

SRO is a new play following the story of Pinishi, an Anishinabe Ikwe, Ojibway woman on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).

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Transform: A Cabaret Festival (2019)

Transform: A Cabaret Festival (2019)

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Sedna – Caravan Farm Theatre (2018)

Sedna – Caravan Farm Theatre (2018)

On a winter night, Selia, an Indigenous woman looking for work, wrestles with the pros and cons of an impending pipeline coming through her peoples’ territory.

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Les Filles du Roi (2018)

Les Filles du Roi (2018)

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Freedom Singer (2017)

Freedom Singer (2017)

Freedom Singer is a documentary-style piece of theatre that blends Khari Wendell McClelland’s original music with 1850s freedom songs, verbatim interview excerpts, and first-hand stories.

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Moonlodge (2017)

Moonlodge (2017)

Moonlodge premiered in 1990 and has toured throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia to much acclaim.


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Silenced

Silenced

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Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of by Omari Newton (2015-2016)

Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of by Omari Newton (2015-2016)

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Freestyle Rap Alliance (2015)

Freestyle Rap Alliance (2015)

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Return Home (2015)

Return Home (2015)

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Ribcage: this wide passage (2015)

Ribcage: this wide passage (2015)

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Boldskool (2014)

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Confessions of the Other Woman (2012)

Confessions of the Other Woman (2012)

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Squaw Hall (2010-2011)

Squaw Hall (2010-2011)

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Gravity

Gravity

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Copper Thunderbird

Copper Thunderbird

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Arrivals Personal Legacy Project (2007-2014)

Arrivals Personal Legacy Project (2007-2014)

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Women in Fish (2004-2013)

Women in Fish (2004-2013)

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Hunted by Maiko Bae Yamamoto (2003)

Hunted by Maiko Bae Yamamoto (2003)

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Downtown Eastside Women’s Writing Group (2002-2011)

Downtown Eastside Women’s Writing Group (2002-2011)

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Burning Vision by Marie Clements (2002)

Burning Vision by Marie Clements (2002)

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Urban Tattoo by Marie Clements (1999)

Urban Tattoo by Marie Clements (1999)

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