Led by award-winning creative visionaries Vanessa LeBourdais and Ian Gschwind, Dreamrider Productions is a professional theatre and multimedia production company. With a mandate to employ the inspirational power of live theatre, performance, interactive media, music and film to impart understanding and positive values regarding environmental and social issues, Dreamrider Productions is responsible for making over 950,000 BC children laugh and learn.
While founded as a non-profit society in 2002, Dreamrider Productions has been producing and performing in Vancouver for almost two decades. Initially hired by the City of Vancouver in 1997 to create plays about environmental issues for children, Vanessa and Ian have become leaders in Canada’s growing efforts for social change. Vanessa and Ian continue to inspire generations of socially and ecologically responsible young citizens through the power of live performance, interactive media, music, and film.
Dreamrider Productions is gaining widespread recognition as a leader in arts for social change and youth engagement, winning TELUS’s Innovation Award in 2015 and the Recycling Council of BC’s Non-Profit Award in 2017. Dreamrider Productions has also received great praise for its Planet Protection Academy, a groundbreaking, holistic, online environmental protection program for students.