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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT initiatives

At the GVPTA, we take on a variety of initiatives in assistance of our members and industry. 

Workshops

In partnership with PACT, the Belfry Theatre, and Boca del Lupo, GVPTA presented a two-day Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Workshop in November 2017.

Attended by leaders of 20 theatre organizations, the workshop was lead by Michele deCottignies, founder and artistic director of Stage Left Productions, with a purpose to: develop an understanding and common language to discuss EDI amongst our peers and in the community; and explore practical steps for individuals and organizations to break down barriers and open space for equity-seeking communities.

Theatre Engagement Project

A 28-page document containing the qualitative data collected through several series of consultations in 2014 and 2015 is available here.

To view the Summary and Action Plan Infographic, click here.

The Theatre Engagement Project was supported by



Living Room Series

GVPTA is proud to co-produce Rumble Theatre's Living Room series, a mixer-slash-mingler-slash-meeting for emerging artists to hear from established artists on topics that are important to our theatre community.

All artists who self-identify as “emerging” are invited to take part in these fun and stimulating evenings of conversation and community-building. It’s a great opportunity to connect, network, and share news in a casual and fun environment.

The first Living Room of the 2018-2019 season, "Who’s Your Producer?", was held September 24, 2018. Director/playwright/producer Amiel Gladstone and Dawn Brennan (managing producer of Urban Ink) joined Rumble’s managing producer Christie Watson for a discussion on the important yet often complex role of the producer in theatre.

All Living Room events start at 7pm and are held in the PL1422 studio. The Living Room is free-of-charge and no advance sign-up is required.

Mark your calendar for other upcoming Living Room dates:

November 26, 2018
March 4, 2019
April 29, 2019




The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.