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 (Montreal), Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Ottawa & Vancouver), Free Fall Festival (Toronto), High Performance Rodeo & Enbridge PlayRites Festival (Calgary), On the Boards (Seattle WA), Fusebox Festival (Austin TX), Noorderzon Festival (Groningen NL) PAZZ Performing Arts Festival (Oldenburg, Germany), Everybody’s Spectacular (Reykjavik, Iceland), Dublin Fringe Festival and Dublin Theatre Festival (Ireland), Aarhus Festival (Denmark), INTERsection (Terni, Italy), Foreign Affairs (Berlin), Soho Rep. (New York) and Woolly Mammoth (Washington, DC).


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 is proudly based in East Van on the unceded and ancestral lands of the Coast Salish People, including the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

We gratefully acknowledge 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

Carmen Lam, President
Digital Marketing Manager, AG Hair

Stephanie Henderson, Vice President
Artistic Director, Resounding Scream Theatre & Teacher, Langley School Board

Greer Attridge, Secretary, PIPA Officer
Marketing Assistant, Vancouver Art Gallery

Donna Soares, Treasurer
Theatre Artist & Independent Producer

Kelly A. Kitamura, Founding Director
Teacher, Vancouver School Board

Kyle Loven, Director at Large
Freelance Artist and Producer & Customer Service Lead/Manager, International Telecom

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