“Theatre that deserves to be seen.” – The Coast

The Villain’s Theatre is a not-for-profit society based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We strive to create fresh and dynamic theatrical experiences, telling stories inspired by the dark and poetic language of the past. Sometimes haunting, often unusual, and always engaging, our productions explore the shadow side of the human experience.

We create bold adaptations of early-modern plays, produce new work inspired by heightened-language texts, and challenge our audiences to explore contemporary issues through these decadent and dusty texts, fuelling new ways of exploring our relationships with each other and the world.

The Villain’s Theatre is run by founder and Artistic Director Dan Bray and Artistic Producer Colleen MacIsaac. We were founded in 2009 and have been a registered not-for-profit society since 2011. For a history of the company, check out this article. For an FAQ on the transition from our previous incarnation as Vile Passéist Theatre, click here.


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Top Photo: Colleen MacIsaac
Bottom Photo: Sébastien Labelle and Matt Peach in The Revenger's Tragedy. Photo: Clare Waqué.

To contact us, please email info@villainstheatre.com.

The Villain's Theatre BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Yolana Wassersug
Vice President: Lara Lewis
Treasurer/Secretary: Hélène Deval
Outreach Officer: Emma Ross
Members at Large: Yolana Wassersug, Dorian Lang, Alison House, Ron Huebert

Our season sponsor is WEBSAVERS! For all your internet hosting needs, please visit their website at: https://websavers.ca/shared-web-hosting/

We also want to thank Arts Nova Scotia, Business for the Arts, and Heritage Canada for their support through the artsVest program.