Welcome to Zee Zee

Vision & Mission

Zee Zee Theatre believes in individual stories that provoke and inspire us, and that foster common understanding and empathy across our diverse human experiences.

We are devoted to telling diverse stories and amplifying the voices of those on the margins with a focus on LGBTQ2SI+ communities. Zee Zee explores intimate moments through which the infinite complexity of human character can be revealed.

Artistic & Executive Director’s Message

We are living through extraordinary times of global complexity, uncertainty, and a sea of question marks within many sectors. We are questioning what it means to be artists, what our responsibility is to the greater community, what our responsibility is to those folx seeking equity.

How do we affect change as individuals? As artists? At Zee Zee we are continually learning and relearning what it means to centre voices of those that otherwise would not have a voice. Theatre is in many ways an act of resilience, a community ritual that connects us all. It’s getting cliché to say but “now more than ever” we have a responsibility to reflect back to society what we are so keenly trained and experienced in seeing. We have a responsibility to offer alternatives to gathering and communing in a room. We have a responsibility to shine a light in places that don’t often see light. We have a responsibility to make people laugh – to give them joy in the world, even if it’s for a moment.

As live event makers, we create the unexpected, we respond in the immediate, we investigate community building in new ways that are still heartwarming, eye opening, challenging, and subversive. Artists create beauty and we create opportunities to reflect and we create moments of communal laughter and joy. Our question for this, our 13th season, in the midst of a pandemic and a revolution dismantling white supremacy is, “How do we share our humanity now?”

Please join us on this journey. We are continuing to reduce barriers to bring everyone into this new online conversation in these “(un?)precedented” times.

Thank you for your support and belief in Zee Zee and the arts as a force for change.

Cameron Mackenzie
Artistic & Executive Director
September 2020

Zee Zee Theatre acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.