Caravan Stage Company is a volunteer-driven, non-profit theatre company based on a 90 foot tall ship, Amara Zee. The nomadic theatre company was started forty-eight years ago and spent its first twenty years as a horse-drawn caravan that toured Canada to Florida, and eventually Europe, on board the Caravan's version of a Thames River Sailing Barge.
The group hosts a rich and diverse International community of aerial artists, actors, musicians, audio and lighting specialists, riggers, engineers, costume designers and administration and event coordinators. All members collaborate on and contribute to all aspects of production of the stage shows and maintenance of the ship and its community. Though the organisation is a registered charity and relies on volunteers, all members are professionals in their individual fields.
The collective is passionate about land protection, climate change awareness, Indigenous rights and community action, and these themes are central in the stories shared with their audiences.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division