Company History


- Pound of Flesh Theatre is founded by Stephen Drover, Andrew Vokey and Lawrence Haegert. It.presents a workshop in Shakespeare Text Performance for Theatre BC’s Backstage Conference.


- As Pound of Flesh Theatre Co-op, it produces The Bond – an original adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. The production is nominated for seven Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards and wins two (Outstanding Lighting Design – John Popkin; Outstanding Lead Actor – Todd Thomson)


- In partnership with Douglas College in New Westminster, PFT creates a gender-bending production of The Taming of the Shrew with student performers.
- PFT produces an original adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The production receives 4 Jessie Richardson nominations with one win (Best Sound Design – Noah Drew)


- PFT is invited to remount The Bond as a part of the Gateway Theatre’s Studio Stage season.


- With Realwheels and Theatre Terrific, PFT initiates a community outreach project entitled The Classical Project, later Shadows in the Sun, to explore how actors with disabilities can engage with classical text.


- In co-production with Pacific Theatre, PFT produces an extended staged reading of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at Pacific Theatre.


- PFT is commissioned by the Caravan Farm Theatre to contribute to a multi-company production of a modern morality play called Everyone. A collaboration with six other Vancouver companies, the outdoor musical play was the Caravan’s summer production.
- PFT develops a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet entitled DenmarK. The project is given a studio production at Douglas College with student actors.