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  • 16 Sep 2021 10:34 AM | Anonymous

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    September 24th - October 3rd, 2021

    By Ziigwen Mixemong

    Directed by Herbie Barnes

    Based around the experiences of local Indigenous people entering a sweat lodge, Mno Bimaadiziwin (meaning, ‘A Good Way of Living’) is a story about the resiliency of love, healing, and community in the face of trauma. 

    The Orillia Opera House

    Approximately 75 minutes

    Full creative team:

    Jordan M. Burns as Nisheemaas
    Pesch Nepoose as Dawnis
    Brianne Tucker as Imogen
    Trina Paula Moyen as Zhawen
    John Roldan as Conductor and others

    Production Manager - Karen Elizabeth McMichael
    Technical Director - Claude Labrecque
    Stage Manager - Barry Cook
    Set & Costume Designer and Regalia Curator - Samantha McCue
    Lighting Designer - Echo Zhou
    Props Master - Brenda Thompson
    Sound Designer & Composer - Mathew Magneson
    Assistant Stage Manager - Ashley Frederick
    Set Builder - Diane Frederick
    Cultural Consultant - Kelly Brownbill


    Developed with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Barrie’s Cultural Granting Program, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the McGuire Trust, the Barrie Native Friendship Centre, Georgian College’s Indigenous Studies Program, and our generous sponsors, members, and donors.

  • 8 Jun 2021 9:57 AM | Anonymous

    Presented in partnership with Tourism Barrie. See below for an explanation of their incredible contribution.

    Summer of 2021

    Join us for this thrilling experience which combines a walking tour, cutting-edge augmented reality, and live theatre to tell the stories of seven spectres trapped in downtown Barrie.

    • Downtown Barrie (beginning at Heritage Park - check out our event page for more information).
    • Approximately 90 minutes. Includes walking. Designed with social distancing in mind.

    By Emily Adams, Mary Barnes, Rhiannon Hoover, Rochelle Reynolds, and Trudee Romanek

    Based on a concept by Michael Whyte
    Directed by Iain Moggach

    Participants are HIGHLY encouraged to bring headphones/earbuds and a (charged) cellphone with a data plan. Phones should have the ability to scan a QR code. If you are unsure if your phone has the ability to scan QR codes, please click HERE to scan our test file. If it does not work, you can also download a QR code scanner app through your app store.

    An accessibility version of the experience is currently in development for those with mobility and vision issues.


    • James Dallas Smith
    • Candy Pryce
    • David Evans
    • Alinka Angelova
    • Sarah Warren
    • Breanne Tice
    • Heather Dennis

    Plus Claire Allen, Alyssa Bartholomew, Dawn Cain, and Sabrina Merks as the Tour Guides

    • Augmented Reality developed by Sherpa Marketing
    • Associate Producer and Video Editor - Michael Whyte
    • Videographer - Greg McFadden
    • Sound Designer & Composer - Joshua Doerksen
    • Costume Design - Brenda Thompson
    • Hair and Make-up - Inara Poleshuk
    • Assistant Director - Pascale Graveline-Pleau
    • Dramaturgs - Mary Harris and Leah Holder

    Developed with support of Tourism Barrie, whose generous partnership allowed TBTB to create the cutting-edge augmented reality experience that audiences will get to enjoy!

    We are grateful for the support of the City of Barrie’s Cultural Granting Program, the Downtown Barrie Business Association, and our generous sponsors, members, and donors.

  • 8 Jun 2021 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    August of 2021

    Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s RBC Emerging Directors

    This initiative features two plays which will be livestreamed for audiences on the same night.

    By Mary Harris
    Directed by RBC Emerging Director, Alexandra Gaudet

    Two Girls, One Corpse
    By Michelle Blanchard and Marissa Caldwell
    Directed by RBC Emerging Director, Keara Voo

    August 2021

    Approximately 80 minutes

    Virtual presentation. Tickets will be available in August 2021.

    Associate Producer - Rochelle Reynolds
    Film Director and Editor - Khaleel Gandhi
    Production Manager - Madeline Disera
    Set and Costume Designer - Brenda Thompson
    Assistant Production Manager - Pascale Graveline-Pleau


    Developed with support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the City of Barrie’s Cultural Granting Program, the RBC Emerging Artist Program, and our generous sponsors, members, and donors.

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