Urban Stories Theatre
Our focus at Urban Stories Theatre is to support local playwrights writing about social justice issues by nurturing their ideas from first draft to finished production. The company is made up of a core group of local artists who will oversee all productions and workshops. Budding actors, directors, stage managers and designers will be encouraged to share their ideas by becoming part of the team on a show by show basis.
To give local artists a voice in creating theatre that tells real stories about real life.
Helen Young Artistic Director
Helen is the Artistic Director and one of the founders of Urban Stories Theatre. Her life in theatre began over 30 years ago and has included acting, singing, dancing, stunt work, writing, teaching and directing. Helen’s first play, BONDS, won a writers circle award at the University of Winnipeg. Since then she has gone on to write a series of new plays dealing with social justice themes. Urban Stories is being developed as a place where creative exploration is encouraged. Helen’s training includes; dance and musical theatre in Edmonton and Manchester England, Stunt work on the sets of MacGyver, 21 Jump Street and a variety of films in Vancouver and Winnipeg, theatre training in New York at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, a joint Theatre/English degree from the University of Winnipeg and on going training at Company of Rogues Actors Studio in Calgary.