Big Theatre/Small Towns Join us in June as we launch our very own podcast series!
In this time of self-isolation and social distancing, the need for connection becomes a priority and we miss connecting with our audiences, artists and community. Big Theatre/Small Towns explores the connection of big theatre ideas growing in small towns and vice versa with hosts Graeme Powell and Amanda Jane Smith. They’ll be chatting with guests from all walks of the theatre community, from near and far, about topics such as the resilience and magic of live theatre, playwriting for and in rural communities, the attraction and potential of regional theatre making, making the transition from local theatre to professional theatre training and career, and more.
June 3, @ 7 pm From Large to Small, Theatre Will ALWAYS Be With Us, with guest Jeannette Lambermont-Morey
June 10, @ 7 pm From Small Town to Big Theatre: Stepping Into the World of Professional Theatre with guests Jack Copland, Marissa Orjalo and Liam Lynch
and more to come each Wednesday through the summer.
All of our "ridgecasts" are available free of charge on our Youtube channel, but after listening, please consider making a donation to Theatre on the Ridge, especially in June. Why? Click here for details on how you can help us win a $20,000 donation from CanadaHelps.
April 16, 2020 Announcing the postponement of Festival 2020 productions as originally scheduled, with revised online programming being planned due to Covid 19
In the interest of public health and the safety of our patrons, artists, and production personnel, and in accordance with current emergency and public health restrictions regarding Covid 19, Theatre on the Ridge has made the difficult decision to put its Festival 2020 season on hold. The four productions announced for the festival, now in its 6th year, will no longer run as scheduled. The productions are Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor, Cyrano de Bergerac adapted from the original play by Edmond Rostad, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, and Innocence Lost: A Play About Steven Truscott by Beverley Cooper. At this time, the productions have only been postponed, not cancelled; however, no revised dates have been set. Patrons who have purchased a Patron’s Pass will be contacted directly in the near future with more information and details on their options.
In spite of the devastating blow to the company’s summer plans, Theatre on the Ridge will not be dark, but will continue to reach its audiences and supporters online with glimpses into creative processes, performances through the digital revival of the radio play format and interactive learning experiences for all ages. One upcoming project will involve the engagement of the larger community to collectively share and document the experiences of this unprecedented time. Details of this revised season of summer “productions” and programs will be announced over the next several weeks.
Moving forward is the only direction to go and that is where we are going. The challenge of creating a reimagined season has been made exponentially easier through the support of the artists and supporters who are sharing their passion, expertise and resourcefulness to ensure that Theatre on the Ridge will not be dark this summer. We may not gather together in a physical space this July and August, but we will continue creating, sharing and connecting for you, and with you, as much as possible.
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Pop up theatre events - 2020
Check back soon for information on our next pop up theatre event!