Intimate Theatre Productions – ITP Home Blog
~A New View At Theatre By Way Of Small Casts~
Managing Artistic Director: Aaron Lau
Intimate Theatre Productions (ITP) is a small Musical Theatre Company, currently based in Vancouver, BC. We are dedicated to producing fully professional Musical Theatre pieces for six actors or less. The purpose for this “limitation” is so that, as the company’s name suggests, the shows can remain intimate: with one actor per musical part, the harmonies are more distinct; the shows can be performed on a smaller stage; the quiet and intimate moments can stay as such. Our company’s aim is to bring high creative standards and strong production values to small-cast musicals, combining come of Canada’s finest professional musical theatre artists with new and exciting musical theatre talent. ITP aspires to produce Broadway caliber shows, rarely seen by a theatre company of it’s size. ITP is named for it’s mandate; to produce and perform small cast musicals in an intimate setting.
The idea behind ITP was formed by Producer/Actor Aaron Lau in February of 2008 following an after rehearsal chat with the late Lloyd Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson had mentioned how he noticed a number of great musical theatre pieces for small casts, and the lack of companies interested in producing them. The name came to be in May 2009 with help from local actor Kirsten Kilburn, and after the passing of Mr. Nicholson, the company was formed piece by piece in his honour. The company’s first production, Ryan Cunningham & Joshua Salzman’s “I Love You Because“, will be a taste of what we’re hoping to bring annually to Vancouver audiences, and possibly expand the company to other parts of Canada.