Theatre Replacement is an ongoing collaboration between James Long and Maiko Yamamoto. Whether working together or apart, we use extended processes to create performances from intentionally simple beginnings. Our work is about a genuine attempt to coexist. Conversations, interviews and arguments collide with Yamamoto and Long’s aesthetics, resulting in theatrical experiences that are authentic, immediate and hopeful.

The company continues to build and tour work, and has been presented at internationally recognized festivals and venues including: Festival TransAmériques (Montréal), Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Ottawa, Vancouver, Kitchener), Free Fall Festival and Factory Theatre (Toronto), High Performance Rodeo & Enbridge PlayRites Festival (Calgary), On the Boards (Seattle), Fusebox Festival (Austin, TX), Noorderzon Festival (Groningen, NL), PAZZ Performing Arts Festival (Oldenburg, Germany), Lókal and Everybody’s Spectacular Festivals (Reykjavik), A! Festival (Akureyri, Iceland), Terni Festival (Italy), Dublin Fringe Festival and Dublin Theatre Festival (Ireland), Foreign Affairs (Berlin), Soho Rep. (New York), Woolly Mammoth (Washington, DC), Portland Repertory Theatre (Portland, Oregon), artsdepot (London), Cambridge Junction (Cambridge, UK), foldA Festival (Kingston, ON), BASTARDFESTIVALEN and Meteor Festival (Norway).


Theatre Replacement builds performances that react to contemporary existence.

When making this work, we recognize the accomplishments and failures of the world around us; use biographical material to magnify these events through extended collaborative processes and training programs; and reproduce the results for local, national and international audiences.


To collaborate with artists of diverse histories, backgrounds and disciplines;
To attract diverse audiences and challenge their relationship to performance;
To participate in a global network of artists, creators, presenters and producers;
To assist others in developing new works through mentorship and educational programming;
To evaluate and reflect on our work on an ongoing basis.

Read our manifesto, which we delivered at the 2009 PuSh Assembly. And read our MANNifesto, which we delivered at a conference on culture and policy making in Mannheim, Germany in 2014.

Theatre Replacement gratefully acknowledges the support of our ongoing funders: Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Province of British Columbia and City of Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs.

Board of Directors

Kyle Loven, President, Fundraising Committee Chair
Freelance Artist and Producer 

Greer Attridge, Secretary, Fundraising Committee, PIPA Officer
Content Marketing Coordinator, Vancouver Art Gallery

David Dietrich, Director at Large, Executive Committee Chair
Staff Accountant, D + H Group, LLP

Jarin Schexnider, Director at Large, HR and Fundraising Committees
Audience Services and Administration Manager, Music on Main

Grant Boland, Director at Large, HR Committee Chair
Labour Relations Advisor, Canadian Air Traffic Control Association

Amanda Hardy, Director at Large, Executive and Fundraising Committees
Manager of Marketing & Communications, Vancouver Community College

Jackie Liu, Director at Large
Associate, Dominions Securities, RBC

Briac Médard de Chardon, Director at Large, Executive Committee
Project Engineer, Carbon Engineering

Emily Wale, Director at Large, Executive Committee
Intergovernmental Relations Senior Analyst, First Nations Health Authority