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Our Mission

Theatre In the Raw Society...

"Giving Exposure to Voices Seldom Heard" Since 1994...

• We believe that hands-on experience in the real world independent theatre is the best way to learn, teach, and perform thespian art and skills.

• Our mission is to provide a venue for new and under-employed performers, playwrights and drama technicians, with a multi-cultural emphasis.

• Our productions represent a diversified balance, ranging from raw experimental to the theatre classics. Relevant productions, exploring social issues distinct to our local community are our specialty.

• We are risk takers, willing to give exposure to voices seldom heard, striving for artistic excellence, in the presentation of unusual, awakening, and exchanging theatre.

Our Mandate...

Theatre In the Raw Society is dedicated to artistic grassroots theatre in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, as well as to presentations beyond B.C. borders. We are risk takers, creating and responding to the cultural needs of those in the Canadian and International community. We want to provide an open, creative, and supportive atmosphere for struggling artists and give exposure to tried and untried playwrights.


Theatre In the Raw Society is a small grassroots theatre company in Vancouver, BC., dedicated to "giving exposure to voices seldom heard" since 1994.

We welcome you to visit our website at for more information about our past and current work and how we got started in 1994... on our site are reviews, quote, photos and videos of our past shows...

Our most recent show, "Bruce - The Musical" written by Bob Sarti, Music by Bill Sample and Earle Peach and directed by Theatre In Raw's Jay Hamburger was a roaring success!

"Bruce" re-counted key events about the legendary life and work of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside activist and Vancouver City Alderman, Bruce Eriksen.

"Bruce - The Musical" ran to full houses (10 shows) in November 2008 at the historic Russian Hall during the popular "Heart of the City Festival"...

We welcome and thank you for your support to assist us to continue our work of exposing those voices in our community that are seldom heard.

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