Story Theatre Company

Story Theatre Company is a registered non-profit society with a mandate to create productions for young people that enhance and complement learning experiences in schools.

We use the familiar content and style of folk tales, fables, and classic literature, as theatrical vehicles to promote literacy and social responsibility.

meet our team

Artistic Producer
Erica Petty,

Communication Coordinator 
Golnaz Zad,

Board of Directors 
Kate Wallace; Corey Kowal; Paddy Crawford; Tim O’Gorman

join our team!

Come work with us! We are hiring an Education and Outreach Manager. See Job Posting for Education Manager March 2020-2 for full position details.

Interested in working with us? Email the General Manager Erica Petty at to be contacted about upcoming auditions and opportunities.

explore our history

Since 1981, Story Theatre has been bringing relevant, vibrant, educational theatre to elementary school audiences and their families across Canada. Some of our recent shows and workshops include:

meet our founder, Jim Leard

In 1981, Jim returned to full time work at the University of Victoria's Phoenix Theatre and also founded Story Theatre Company. This company became his prime focus as he created productions which were invited to tour across Canada and into the United States. His work for young audiences has been featured at The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Smithsonian Institute, Wolftrap, The National Arts Centre, as well as International Children's Festivals in Calgary, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Ottawa. The company is always invited to return and is well known for its work throughout British Columbia, and has developed a touring market along the Eastern Seaboard from Florida to Newfoundland. Jim continues his live theatre work, while also developing a children's television series and working as a freelance film and television actor.