Sansei: The Storyteller

by Mark Kunji Ikeda

With Glowing Hearts

by Jennifer Wynne Webber

Welcome to TheatreOne

For 32 years, TheatreOne has presented a full slate of theatre offerings to residents and visitors to the region. Our upcoming season features Canadian content that will entertain, educate and enrich the mid-Island community. Our Mainstage presentations at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre offer challenging and dynamic performing arts events that celebrate Canada and our vibrant creative sector.


Emerging Voices

Just Kidding for Kids

Fringe Flicks

Coming up!

Sansei: The Storyteller

Mark Ikeda uses dance, theatre, and humour to tell the story of one of Canada’s darkest decisions and how the rampant racism of past generations affected the Japanese community today. “Storytelling at its finest; sophisticated, meaningful, moving and humorous.”

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God is a Scottish Drag Queen: The Second Coming

In one of the funniest stand-up routines ever, the omnipotent playwright as the Almighty returns to Nanaimo to confirm our misunderstanding of Him and what he really thinks about humanity.

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That's great art -- nothing is self-evident. I am made to laugh about those who cry, and cry about those who laugh.

Bertolt Brecht, on Theatre