Guilty by Association (GbA) shifts our process with each new project as we conspire with an ever-expanding network of collaborators from far-out disciplines to faraway places. Led by Artistic Director, Cole Lewis, together we investigate what the “little world” of theatre can offer the larger world we live in. We also seek to expand what theatre can do, devising work from design ideas, exploring modes of storytelling, and scheming to fuse media to the stage.
Cole Lewis instigated GbA with fellow accomplices and founding members Lauren Dubowski, Nicholas Hussong, and Masha Tsimring at Yale School of Drama in 2012. By day, they masqueraded as MFA students in Directing, Dramaturgy, Projection Design, and Lighting Design. But late at night, as they created a show for the Yale Cabaret together, they plotted to uncover new possibilities for their art form.
The company is currently based in Vancouver, the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.