It’s important to us to try to engage with the bigger world about larger questions asked by the work we’re making, and the bigger questions that work emerges from. This is a mostly random sampling of things we’ve said, and others considerations about us, and our work.

our writing

Thought Residency: Marcus Youssef (SpiderWeb Show, December 2019)

Here We Are, Chelsea Haberlin & Marcus Youssef (September 2019)  

Neworld Values, Sandra Henderson (September 2019)  

The Underlying Philosophy: a Work in Progress?, Marcus Youssef (Keynote at PACTcon2019, May 2019)

Writing Together: King Arthur’s Night & Peter Panties, Niall McNeil and Marcus Youssef (CATR2018 Conference, May 2018)

Between, Marcus Youssef (Siminiovitch Prize Laureate Acceptance Speech, November 2017)

The Complicated Whole, Christine Quintana (Siminiovitch Prize Protégé Acceptance Speech, November 2017)

Security, Marcus Youssef (26 lettres: An ABC of words that are losing their meaning, June 2017)

Talking Forward, Chelsea Haberlin (SpiderWebShow, May 2017)

Briefing Notes For Hiring Committees, Christine Quintana (SpiderWebShow, June 2016)

Best In Show: Reality Theatre, Performative Authenticity, and the 2015 Federal Election, Marcus Youssef (CTR, Spring 2016)

Honestly Inclusive, Marcus Youssef (SpiderWebShow, May 2016) 

Theatre and Performance: Winner or Loser?, Marcus Youssef (Keynote Address, Carol Shields Festival of New Work, Prairie Theatre Exchange, May 2015)

Thank You For ComingChristine Quintana (March 2014)

MemoryThis Moment: A Few Thoughts about the Aesthetics of Reality, Marcus Youssef (HowlRound, June 2013)

Left and LeavingAdrienne Wong (HowlRound, June 2013)

On the Beauty of our Perpetual Marginality, and Why it Might be Time for All of us to Figure Out our Position on Social Housing, Marcus Youssef (CTR, Summer 2012)

Verbatim Fragments on Memory and Loss, Marcus Youssef (CTR, Winter 2011)

aliTalking with Rachel Corrie’s Mom and Dad, Marcus Youssef (The Tyee, February 2008)

Is Talk of Peace Too Cheap? Marcus Youssef (The Georgia Straight, June 2004)

others’ considerations of our work

Real-Time Game Mechanics in Theatre (excerpt), Remy Siu (CTR, Spring 2019)

Integrating Accessibility and Aesthetics Onstage in Neworld Theatre’s King Arthur’s NightMegan Johnson (CTR, Fall 2018)

Making of Dschabber, Jochen Strauch (October 2018)

Seeking Out Conflict: Adapting “Winners and Losers”, Jenna Rodgers (SpiderWebShow, March 2018)

Mom, I think we need to talk … on stage, J Kelly Nestruck (The Globe and Mail, March 2013)

Memory, Pil Hansen and Bruce Barton (CTR, Winter 2011)Hive

Collective Creation on the West CoastJerry Wasserman (CTR, Summer 2008)

HIVE – clawing at theatre’s coffin in Vancouver’s Downtown EastsideDarren O’Donnell (CTR, November 2006)


other stuff we’re doing

Marcus Youssef discusses his new New Play for Young Audiences, an interview with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (May 2018)

Creating The Only Good Indian, a conversation with Pandemic Theatre co-creator Jivesh Parasram (May 2018)

Relaxed Performances, a conversation with Accessible PuSh Coordinator Anika Vervecken (January 2018)

Livestreaming Forum on Canadian Theatre, hosted by The National Theatre School of Canada (HowlRound, October 2014)

City giving new arts innovation hub $2.3-million, Marsha Lederman (The Globe and Mail, June 2014)

Vancouver invests in stable space for arts groups, Jeff Lee (The Vancouver Sun, June 2014)

Vancouver city council approves $4.5 million in cultural capital grants, Yolande Cole (The Georgia Straight, June 2014)