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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 2019-2020 season, "Identity Play ", was held October 7, 2019. Who are you? Who are we? Who’s behind the scenes? Does it matter? How do we demonstrate our positionality in the creation of art? Rumble AD Jiv Parasram co-hosted the evening with Chelsea Haberlin (AD of Neworld Theatre) and Emelia Symington Fedy (co-AD of The Chop).

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.

Watch for upcoming Living Room events soon. 



Identifying and Filling the Gaps in Sound Design

GVPTA, in partnership with the Vancouver Design Forum, The Centre for Digital Media, UBC Theatre & Film, and Associated Designers of Canada, present an evening workshop, Identifying and Filling the Gaps in Sound Design, at the Centre for Digital Media, 685 Great Northern Way on October 24, 2019. 

This workshop is an opportunity for artists who work with sound in live performance to come together and engage in conversation about their work. The definition of “Sound Design” in Canada is broad and often fluid, which means that most sound designers possess expertise in certain areas and knowledge gaps in others.

In this workshop we will discuss the expectations that we face in this field and the skills and questions held by folks in the room. Through this investigation, we aim to strengthen our own understanding of our work, and to build a stronger network of knowledge-sharing opportunities throughout our community.

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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.

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