Meta was founded by Seán Cummings, Amanda Lockitch, and Mélissa Powell after a successful joint venture with the
staging of Crossing by local playwright
C.E. Gatchalian at the Playwright's Theatre
Centre Studio in 2004. Since then Meta has created main stage shows, associated productions, or developed new works each and every season with dedication, passion, and integrity.
Our Artistic Production Team are:
Amanda Lockitch, Artistic Director
Seán Cummings, Artistic Producer
Our Board of Directors are:
Dr. Gillian Lockitch, Co-Chair, Physician (retired) Professor Emerita, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Janet Walker, Co-Chair, BSc.N, MSN, RN, Adjunt Professor, Nursing, UBC
Errol Durbach, UBC
META is a registered
charity in Canada: #86067-2435-RR0001
The purpose of the society is a) to produce visually dynamic live theatre productions for general audiences, b) to create relationships with and afford opportunities for emerging and established artists to work together, and c) to act as a resource centre for theatre artists.
Our work challenges our
audience and existing theatrical boundaries
by employing innovative staging techniques,
intelligent and thought provoking material,
and brave artists and artisans.
To be a magnet for promising and seasoned talent
through bold and courageous leadership.
To produce works which resonate for a diverse
modern Vancouver audience though dynamic textual
interpretation and dramaturgy.
To revel in the impact of controversial and
affective material which touches and reflects
the diversity of our local community.
To make a difference in our community by exciting
and stimulating the imagination in order to
provoke thoughtful debate in our audiences.
To maximize the impact of our work by encouraging
community access and providing an outlet for
the probing of important social concerns though
outreach and educational programs.
A professional environment characterized by
transparent, respectful, and supportive interactions.
Our commitment to serve and respect our audience.
Artistic, intellectual and emotional growth
of ourselves and others.
Risk-taking in the pursuit of our goals while
maintaining fiscal prudence.