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 Director
David MacPherson,

Executive Director 
Patricia O’Brien,

Tour Coordinator 
Golnaz Zad,

Board of Directors 
Timothy O’Gorman (chair); Janet Mercer (treasurer); Kate Wallace (secretary); Paddy Crawford; Alex Currie; Barbara Greeniaus; Brian Losie; Robert Mitchell; Michelle Wille

join our team!

The search is on.

 Story Theatre is seeking a new General Manager to lead the organization, in collaboration with the Artistic Director. The General Manager supports and moves forward the artistic vision and mission of the organization and is responsible for all administrative and financial oversight. This is a dynamic position with a broad scope of work.  Download the full posting here.

Are you interested in Arts Administration? We’re looking for a student to join our team for a few weeks. Download the job posting here.

To be notified of the next audition, please contact Patricia O’Brien at

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.