The Company


Re:Current Theatre is an award-winning company creating performance that reimagines gathering. We are a deeply human collective engaged in questions that spark connection between strangers. We create one of a kind experiences that redefine what we think of as theatre. At times our work will be on a stage, though it’ll just as often take place in unconventional settings, on gameboards, in studios and over dinner tables. We use a multiplicity of materials and methods that tease the senses to create an intimate space of unpredictable wonder.

We take ideas apart and reassemble them. We playfully dismantle and reconfigure systems to understand what it is we do not know. We approach our ignorance with kindness and compassion. We want to be in conversation with an idea and the audience together as we volley back and forth with each other as collaborators. We support each other and the audiences we invite into our spaces.

We are a collective of next generation artists: some who fit inside prescribed boxes and others for whom there is no box to fill. As settlers, immigrants, and diaspora we are always considering our relationship to the lands where we gather. Our work is personal and intimate, even when it’s a big spectacle. It’s always just for you. Our aesthetic is a nexus of old and new technologies, pop culture, games, and academic theory. Our work moves through the senses to create visceral and profoundly transformative encounters.


Founded in 2014, Re:Current Theatre is a Vancouver/Toronto-based theatre company. We have adapted classical texts, reimagined scripted contemporary performance, written multi-media plays, created gamified interactive theatrical experiences and intimate encounters for one audience at a time, provided accessible development workshops, and continued to develop genre-bending work.

We have presented our work at festivals locally and nationally. We presented the Canadian Premiere of ‘The Smile Off Your Face’ by Ontroerend Goed, which won the SummerWorks Award for Best Production, received outstanding production recognitions from local press, and was featured on several “Best of the Year” lists. Re:Current Theatre was a member of the HIVE Performance Collective, which supported the presentation of a dozen new contemporary micro-performances at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival, and worked with the collective to support emerging performance practices on the west coast. We have been a company in residence at hub14, Impulse theatre, and are grateful for the development support of our projects from Rumble Theatre, Presentation House Theatre, The Theatre Centre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Suitcase in Point, Buddies in Bad Times, and Cabaret Company.

During the pandemic, we created several new digital participatory works designed across multiple platforms including VR and a custom video conferencing interface. Our latest project, New Societies, toured online from 2020 to 2022 to the Kick & Push Festival, eVolver Festival, Rumble Theatre, and Crow's Theatre. Most recently, New Societies returned in person to sold-out houses during its Vancouver premiere and subsequently three week tour across Ontario. It has been translated into and performed in Mandarin with a local cast at the National Theatre of Taipei.


Brian Postalian

Artistic Director
Brian Postalian

Brian Postalian (Բրայն Փոսթալյան) is a performance creator, educator, and producer born and raised in Toronto/Tkaronto by way of Armenia, Ireland, UK, and the Czech Republic. With Re:Current Theatre, they make work that reconsiders how we share space together in communal places, blurring the divide between audiences and performers. Their work extends beyond traditional stages and use the communal form as an intervention of the private self in public space. Brian has been a sessional instructor within the School of Performance at Toronto Metropolitan University and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto and Simon Fraser University. Brian is a certified facilitator of liz lerman's Critical Response Process. He completed a Master of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts in Theatre Game Design and Interdisciplinary Performance Studies. In his spare time, he likes to visit used book stores, revisit childhood video games, ride his bicycle, play with his dog Amie, and says that he’s been learning how to draw and play the Armenian duduk for at least eight years but isn’t much better at it now than he was when he started. Brian currently lives on the unceded Coast Salish territory of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations (also known as Vancouver, BC).

​Jackie Rowland

Artistic Associate
​Jackie Rowland

Jackie grew up in Hong Kong and is an Acting graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. She is a queer theatre artist currently based in Toronto. Jackie works with innovative platforms and ways of thinking in the theatre including text-development, audience activation and devised processes. She performs with the interactive murder mystery company; ‘Mysteriously Yours,’ and is also a grad team performer as part of Toronto’s longform improvisation company ‘The Assembly.’ Jackie is a Registered Massage Therapist, karaoke fan and bouldering enthusiast.

Sebastien Galina

Website Designer
Sebastien Galina

Sebastien is a film producer from Vancouver. His work has screened at SXSW, T.O. Web Fest, the UKMVAs, Booooooom, Nowness, Rolling Stone, TELUS Optik, and CBC. After graduating from Simon Fraser University's school of Computing Science, he furthered his interests in web design, development and software development for the motion picture industry. Shortly thereafter, he founded a production company catering to commercial production for the advertising industry. He enjoys developing creative ideas that bridge the gap between live performance and screen based arts.

Contributing Artists

​Pascal Reiners

Heather Bellingham

​Laura Delchiaro

​Maria Escolan

Claire Hill

Shira Leuchter

​Jajube Mandiela

Holly Meyer-Dymny

Stefan Nazerevich

Alex Plouffe

Paolo Santalucia

Rachel Vanduzer

​Meagan Woods

​Howard Dai

​Sena Cagla

Nico Dicceco

​Alexa Fraser

Brett Houghton

​Ruthie Luff

Eliza Martin

Sue Miner

Denise Norman

Victor Pokinko

Tyler Seguin

Montserrat Videla

​Michelle Yagi

Cornelia Audrey

Megan Chai

​Patrick Dodd

Hailey Gillis

Julia Howman

Sam MacKinnon

Catherine McNally

Aidan Morishita-Miki

Joe Pagnan

Ali Richardson

Alex Spyropoulos

​Benjamin Wardle

​Stefan Zubovic

Adrian Beattie

​Christian Ching

Celeste English

James Graham

​Kevin Kim

Tobias Macfarlane

Evan Medd

Zachary Murphy

Andrew Pimento

Kayleigh Sandomirsky

Amanda Sum

​Matt Winter

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