People

MISSION:

Creative Dominion makes theatre with a focus on social engagement, critical dramaturgy and rigorous, process-based inquiry. Creative Dominion champions life-long learning and professional development for performing artists while creating opportunities for audiences at the local and national level.

OPERATIONAL MANDATE:

Creative Dominion engages in three areas of activity:

Theatre Creation and Production:

The company initiates staged readings and full-scale productions, actively creating and producing intercultural and interdisciplinary performance.

Theatre Education, Outreach and Public Dialogue:

The company hosts artist-talks, dramatic lectures and symposia, and produces accessible site-specific projects, sparking imagination, provoking reflection and inviting critical dialogue with members of the Canadian public.

Theatre Training and Mentorship:

The company offers a range of professional development, from master theatre workshops to intensive training programs and apprenticeships, fulfilling its role as an artistic incubator and mentor to emerging and established performing artists.

VALUES:

  • 1) Canada's Cultural Diversity and Diaspora
  • 2) Transparency and Integrity
  • 3) Social Engagement and Public Dialogue
  • 4) Critical Dramaturgy and Studio-based Research

AESTHETIC INFLUENCES AND INSPIRATION:

  • 1) Vancouver's unique history of creation-based theatre training and production
  • 2) Canada's cosmopolitan community and intercultural theatre performance
  • 3) Migrations, travels and trade between British Columbia, Europe and the Pacific Rim

Creative Dominion. New vision and mission statement, board approved (2016).

STAFF

Photo of Eury Chang

Artistic Director:

Eury Chang is a Vancouver-based theatre director and writer, based in British Columbia. He began theatre training at Capilano College and The School for Contemporary Arts at SFU, and holds a master's degree in Theatre from UBC. For a ten-year period, he studied Grotowski's Sourcework with master teacher Linda Putnam, and completed the Arts Club Actors Intensive with Dean Paul Gibson and Scott Bellis and One Yellow Rabbit's Summer Lab Intensive with Denise Clarke and Blake Brooker. Eury has also contributed to the arts scene as a writer, developing work as Artist-in-Residence (Playwriting) at Caravan Farm Theatre, editor of Dance Central (2004-2011) and Ricepaper (2008-2012). In 2004, Eury founded the Launch Pad: Dramaturgy Program for New Performance, serving as resident dramaturge for nine years, until 2012. During this time, he provided critical feedback and supportive "outside eyes" to over 100 performing artists. Favourite directing projects include: Death by Woody Allen (Cap Theatre); Here We Are by Dorothy Parker and Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello (SFU); and Watermark (Creative Dominion), a short-devised, site-specific work commissioned by Dancing on the Edge Festival @ Dusk Dances.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS - 2015 / 2016

  • Chair, Sandra Chamberlain-Snider - Research Assistant; Doctoral Student, Theatre Studies - University of Victoria
  • Vice-Chair & Treasurer, Robert Kardosh - Art Dealer, Curator, Proprietor - Marion Scott Gallery & Kardosh Projects
  • Trish Everett-Kabut, Secretary - President of CUPE Local 2278; Theatre Lecturer - University of British Columbia
  • At-large Member, Anar Rajabali - Proprietor, Pedagogue, Writing Instructor - Pearl Learning
  • At-large Member, Matt Warner - Emerging Scholar, English and Theatre Studies