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Puente Theatre

Program and component
Engage and Sustain, Artistic Catalysts

Victoria, British Columbia

Field of practice

Grant amount
$160,000 over four years

Fiscal year

Supporting Racialized and Indigenous Theatre Artists

A barefoot man in a suit and a character face each other on a vast landscape.
Still from a play entitled The Party, A Grand Act of Theatre co-produced by the Puente Theatre and the National Arts Centre. Photographer(s): Víctor Zuñiga

Through its programs, the Puente Theatre supports the creation of plays from inception to performance.

Promoting immigrant, racialized and Indigenous artists

Founded in 1988 and based in Victoria, British Columbia, the Puente Theatre is launching several initiatives, including the staging of plays that examine diversity. Its four programs offer opportunities to immigrant, racialized and Indigenous artists, supporting their creative processes. The company hopes to increase the outreach of its productions as well as its financial yield through partnerships.

Supporting local theatre by organizing tours

The Puente Theatre hopes to present more of its own plays in Victoria while welcoming those of touring companies. This combined effort is expected to sustain community interest in local theatre while highlighting the work of other artists. The group is also working on a pan-Canadian touring network for diversity-centered theatre.


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