Artistic Director

Alex Dault

Born and raised in Barrie, Alex is a producer, playwright and director passionate about creating opportunities for emerging artists, the development of new work and the creation of ‘site-specific’ immersive theatre.

Alex has earned his artistic spurs creating site-specific, immersive theatre in Ontario with the Single Thread Theatre Company. He has created theatre in abandoned warehouses, chemistry laboratories, mansions, church crypts, stairwells, parks, sculpture gardens and museums.

2016 will be Alex’s tenth season with the company. For Theatre by the Bay, he has directed productions of Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Nine Mile Portage. He previously acted in The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like it and was part of the original young company production of Treasure Island in 2002.

Theatre by the Bay has been an important part of Alex’s development as a theatre artist.The company has inspired him and provided him with boundless opportunities over the last ten years. He is boundlessly grateful to Nick, Larissa and the TBTB Board for the opportunities they have created for he and hundreds of other artists- not to mention a generation of Barrie theatre audiences.

Alex has studied at Ecole Philipe Gaulier, George Brown Theatre School and Queen’s University.


Executive Director


Iain is an actor, director and producer hailing from Ottawa. Iain attended George Brown Theatre School in 2012 for acting where he played such parts as Levin in Anna Karenina.  Upon graduation, Iain became an inaugural member of Theatre by the Bay’s Indie Producer’s Co-op where he was the Co-Production Manager of The Nine Mile Portage, produced a dramatic reading of Molly Bloom with his theatre company, Ravenous Theatre, and directed an acoustic musical version of Romeo and Juliet at the Old Flame Brewery in Port Perry. Recently, Iain was a director for Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare in Hospitals program, and directed Salt-Water Moon at the Old Flame Brewery.

In 2015, Iain became the General Manager of Theatre by the Bay where he ran the company during one of its most ambitious seasons ever. This year, his role evolved into the Executive Director, to more accurately reflect his responsibilities and leadership role.