Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre

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Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre


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Vancouver




The Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT) is a non-profit organization motivated to stage Asian-Canadian productions. As an ethnic theatre company in Vancouver, our mandate is to provide performance opportunities for Asian-Canadian actors, to reclaim the Asian stereotypes, to stage productions that provide non-stereotypical roles for Asian-Canadian actors, to showcase Asian-Canadian cultural themes/stories and to represent the hyphenated Asian on stage in a contemporary setting.

In the past 10 years, VACT has produced over 27 productions and has developed an Asian Canadian theatre community and audience in Vancouver. Most recently VACT produced Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple with Chinese subtitles to encourage ESL audience members to attend English speaking theatre. VACT’s signature event is its annual comedy nights which have become an underground cult phenomenon. Although VACT's mandate is to cater to Asian Canadians, VACT's audiences also include non-Asian patrons and reflect the true diversity of the city of Vancouver and Canada's multiculturalism.

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