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Direct Theatre Collective is a multi-award winning theatre company committed to producing original new work, recognizing art as a vehicle for change, representing marginalized communities and using theatre as a device to evoke and provoke; the company was created in 2018 and is a registered Not-for-Profit Society in Richmond, BC. In 2020 they were recognized with the Artistic Innovation Award by the City of Richmond.

Direct Theatre Collective’s first devised ensemble production Hysteria performed at the Vancouver Fringe in 2018 where it won two awards; it was extensively rewritten in the spring of 2019 and redeveloped with a new ensemble cast in 2019, performing a two-week run at the Havana Theatre in September 2019. This performance won three BroadwayWorld awards including Best New Work and Best Play.

In 2022, the Direct Theatre Collective premiered a new work 'verisimilitude', written by Jill Raymond over the course of the pandemic. The unusual circumstances of the time prompted another pivotal point in the company's history, creating a film-theatre-hybrid documentary called 'Where Women Gather', using filmed scenes from Hysteria with interviews from the creatives behind the project over the last four years. The film was directed by Eva Tavares, and was selected to be screened at the Women Deliver conference in Kigali, Rwanda in 2023.

Currently, Direct Theatre Collective is developing a new musical, Monster, co-written by Jill Raymond and Florence Reiher. The proof-of-concept initial production was performed to high acclaim at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in 2023. With future development already underway, Monster is expected to be Direct Theatre Collective's most extensive project to date.​

Find out more about DTC's Board of Directors below:

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Founding Artistic Director

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Founding Board Member

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Founding Board Member



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