Walt Whitman’s Secret nominated for 6 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Romeo and Juliet The List The Love of Don Perlimplin Odyssey The Pitmen Painters Titus Andronicus The Odyssey The Centre of Everything Civilised

Walt Whitman’s Secret nominated for 6 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards

Walt Whitman’s Secret nominated for 6 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards including Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Production

Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Jack Paterson and Mark Modzelewski
Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival: Everyman 16

“…innovative…challenging…daring…a frisson of new energy…taking the leap into the unknown…” – MyTheatreMates.com

The List

By Jennifer Tremblay & Translated By Shelley Tepperman
Directed by Jack Paterson
“…the power of words and an actor to conjure a complex, emotional world…elegant, essential and poetic…” – The Vancouver Sun

The Love of Don Perlimplin

By F. Garcia Lorca, The Shaw Festival
“A bold and visual exploration of Lorca’s text, with beautiful choreography and stunning music”
Ashlie Corcoran, A Thousand Island Playhouse


Inspired by Homer’s Epic Poem
Devised By The Ensemble | Directed By Jack Paterson
“…an astonishing show!” – Simon Usher, Director (RSC, The Print Room)

The Pitmen Painters

By Lee Hall | Directed By Jack Paterson
“…one of the most consistently pleasing shows In recent memory.” – The Province

Titus Andronicus

By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Jack Paterson
“…one of the best shows in a strong season…Paterson makes the play’s relevance inarguable.”
Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

The Odyssey

Adapted from the epic poem by Homer
By John Murrell | Directed by Jack Paterson
Carousel Theatre for Young People
“…so imaginatively conceived…Highest praise: my eight-year-old companion talked about this show all night and well into the next day.” Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

The Centre of Everything Civilised

By Kate Weneberg | Directed by Jack Paterson
“Stunning, Sexy, Heartbreaking…Just see it”
Mooney On Theatre


Jack is an award winning creator, director, dramaturge, producer and actor whose work and study has taken across Canada, the U.K. and around the world.  His work has ranged from contemporary devising, cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary projects to main stage and classical theatre.



Jack's work has been nominated for over 25 awards with many wins including "Outstanding Production".  He personally has been nominated for five "Outstanding Direction" awards and is the recipient of "The Ray Michal Award for Outstanding Body of Work".


Blog: The Theatre Backpacker

With a backpack, a pair of hiking boots, and well-worn passport, theatremaker Jack Paterson set out to explore theatre practices across the world. Part travelogue and part interviews series, we meet with international producers, artists, and creators exploring their creative process and their projects.



Jack has trained at leading international institutions including Circle in the Square (NYC), GITIS (Moscow, RU) and ISI (Denpasar, IND) and received his MFA from the East 15 Acting School (London, UK) with The University of Essex.  Recent residencies include Shakespeare's Globe (London, UK).

19th Dec 2017

Translation: Bedtime Stories to Give You Nightmares

"I believe in children’s intelligence, and their ability to develop deep understanding when faced with a difficult issue."  Étienne Lepage, Playwright"

28th Jan 2018

Dramaturgy & New Play Development with Theatre503

November and December New Play Development with London New Playwriting’ House Theatre503 have including the 503 Literary Department’s dramaturgical lead for the New Play Development Workshops in collaboration with British Actors’ Equity;...

12th Sep 2017

Translation: Winner of The Cole Foundation Emerging Translator Award

Halifax translator Jennie Herbin and I have been awarded The Cole Foundation Award for Emerging Translators.

20th Sep 2017

Towards a Global Practice (London, UK)

What happens when we apply the Information and Communication technologies that allow us to reach across the world in the creation and presentation of live performing arts?

24th May 2017

Walt Whitman’s Secret nominated for 6 Jessie Richardson Awards!

Including Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Costume Design & Outstanding Set Design

03rd May 2017

Curation: Theatre503 Rapid Write Response (London, UK)

Theatre503 Rapid Write Response May 21 - 22 7:30 PM Theatre503

30th Apr 2017

The Theatre Backpacker: New Form (Oldenburg, Germany)

Welcome to my new blog series with Howl Round Theatre commons.

10th Mar 2017

Flausen Kongress (Cologne, Germany)

February in Cologne. New Form Development and German Theatre,

20th Jan 2017

Shakespeare’s Globe – Directing Studios (London, UK)

Jan. 2017 Masterclasses at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (London, UK)

04th Jan 2017

2016 in Review

New Plays, Shakespeare, Devising, American Classics, Translation and Production from London, Cardiff and Vancouver

11th Feb 2017

Production: Associate Artistic Director, The Presentation House Theatre (North Vancouver, CAN)

Associate Artistic Director, 2016 The Presentation House Theatre (North Vancouver, BC) As the year wound down I was invited to join The Presentation House Theatre team (North Vancouver, CAN) as...

27th Aug 2016

Main Stage 2016: Walt Whitman’s Secret (Vancouver, CAN)

Based on the novel by George Fetherling. "...beautifully produced and performed" - Colin Thomas, colinthomas.ca