About us

Theatre Wire launched in 2014 as a project of the Vancouver Fringe, in partnership with the Playwrights Theatre Centre and the See Seven Performing Arts Society.

We started Theatre Wire because we saw a need to create connections between all the smaller theatre companies in Vancouver. Our city is a creative powerhouse with brilliant, independent theatre openings practically every week, but it can be difficult to keep tabs on all these companies and their productions. Our vision for Theatre Wire is to be a one-stop shop for independent theatre happenings.

If you are interested in having your theatre company join Theatre Wire as Partner or Ticketing Client, click here for more info!

In addition to selling tickets and packages, we want to become your source for local theatre news, and create a sense of community by producing articles about local performing arts history. We’ve also produced a video series with comedian Sara Bynoe (Say Wha?: Reading of Deliciously Rotten Writing) interviewing Vancouver’s theatre personalities, including theatre critic Colin Thomas and 2015 Jessie Award winner Cameron Mackenzie (Ray Michal Prize for Most Promising New Director).

Funding for Theatre Wire has been provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Vancouver Foundation, and the British Columbia Arts Council.



Samantha Kannegieter  Interim Executive Director
Jennifer Kasun Finance Manager
Angie Descalzi Artist Services and Administration Manager

Fundraising and Sponsorship

Chelsey Stuyt Director of Sponsorship & Development

Communications and Publicity

Debby Reis Communications Director
Zoe Zhang Marketing Manager
Karla Comanda Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Siobhan Barker EDI Director

Board of Directors

Sharon Sutherland President 
Claudia Sjoberg Vice President 
Jai Djwa Treasurer
Robyn Kurtz Secretary
Leslie Carty
Nancy More
Jim Sibley
Kuan Foo
Katia Tynan
Lee-Lynn Gan
Jennifer O’Leary

Board of Directors

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