COMPANY PROFILE: workingclasstheatre!

Here you’ll find information about the gents at workingclasstheatre. When coming to Hive, or probably walking anywhere in the vicinity of the Chapel Arts over the show week, you’ll see and hear these boys everywhere and anywhere as they are our new roving performance. They’re taking a big risk using the whole space as their space, and I’m looking forward to what they come up with! Below, you’ll find their company mandate and bios. For more information about workingclasstheatre, visit their website at

Company Mandate

Since 2009, workingclasstheatre has been bringing you unexpected theatre guaranteed to surprise, delight, touch and question you in unforseen ways. Dedicated to producing new works, providing training opportunities and showcasing the work of emerging artists, workingclasstheatre brings you theatrical entertainment in all its forms: whether it be open air, in a basement, or framed by the proscenium. workingclasstheatre strives to stand out in a city saturated by the arts as a different, unique and at times wacky theatre initiative.

Company Bios

Tristan Bacon

A 2009 graduate of Capilano University’s Acting for Stage and Screen program, Tristan is a interdisciplinary performer, writer, director and producer. Born and raised on Vancouver’s North Shore, Tristan has from an early age pursued his love of performing in all aspects and began to develop his craft as a director early on. A foray into circus in the last year and a focus on writing and devising, as well as pursuing teaching opportunities has only served to further his commitment to the performing arts community in the city he loves. Acting credits include Mobilis in Mobili (Rice&Beans), Forty-Deuce (Big Bone), Sorkaboni and Musorika: A Circus Fairy Tale (RAOC), Out Of The Flying Pan, What’s in a Name?, The School for Wives (workingclasstheatre), A Christmas Carol (Spectral), Dumping Ground, The Hamletmachine, The Dining Room, Incognito (CapilanoU), 1949, The Skriker, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Exit22). Directing credits include: Out of the Flying Pan, Little Brother: Little Sister, The School for Wives (workingclasstheatre), Work in Progress (CapilanoU).

Deneh’Cho Philip Thompson

After spending two years in the Capilano University Acting for Stage and Screen program Deneh went rogue for several years. It is in this period of time that workingclasstheatre was born. It has been a focus of workingclasstheatre to collaborate with other emerging companies in the interest of developing a stronger community for young artists. It has been a pleasure to be involved with companies like SHIFT Performing Arts Society, Resounding Scream Theatre, and  rice & beans  theatre, to name a few. Developing and encouraging new work is another of Deneh’s love’s, leaving Deneh with nothing but fresh Canadian content to work on this year.


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