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  • 4 May 2022 1:50 PM | Anonymous

    “Theatre by the Bay will host an Amazing Race fundraiser in Barrie on May 28, 2022, as part of the company's 20th season anniversary celebration."

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  • 18 Apr 2022 2:20 PM | Anonymous

    “Theatre by the Bay and Tourism Barrie are thrilled to announce that their collaboration on the augmented reality production, The Ghost Watchers, was recognized with the 2021 Mayor's Innovation Award for "Creative Collaboration."

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  • 2 Feb 2022 10:44 AM | Anonymous

    “After its award-winning 2021 season, which included being recognized as the 'Not-for-Profit Organization of the Year' at the Barrie Business Awards, Theatre by the Bay is marching into its 20th season with a compelling, diverse and expansive new season."

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  • 30 Nov 2021 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    “Theatre by the Bay is thrilled to announce Governor General's Award-winning playwright, Vern Thiessen, will be writing a new play for the company's 2023 season."

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  • 2 Nov 2021 10:48 AM | Anonymous

    “Theatre by the Bay will produce a new local theatre festival in June 2022. The Simcoe County Theatre Festival will provide opportunities for local artists to write, direct and perform their own original plays."

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  • 30 Sep 2021 10:18 AM | Anonymous

    “This is a gripping, painful, enlightening, gloriously human play. The production is too.

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  • 27 Sep 2021 6:29 PM | Anonymous

    Mno Bimaadiziwin remains a must see for all of us to begin our processing in reconciling and healing with our Indigenous family members.

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  • 27 Sep 2021 6:28 PM | Anonymous

    “Theatre by the Bay's latest play is not only funny, emotional, intelligent and timely, but it is also quite simply the most important production the company has ever put on. Period.”

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  • 15 Sep 2021 4:54 PM | Anonymous

    “Theatre by the Bay is breaking new ground in presenting the first new work written by a local Anishinaabe woman to to be professionally produced in the area. Mno Bimaadiziwin has been created under the direction of many Indigenous community members, including local playwright Ziigwen Mixemong and director Herbie Barnes."

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  • 9 Sep 2021 8:14 AM | Anonymous

    In 2019, the Ontario Trillium Foundation gave Theatre by the Bay (TBTB) a $67,700 Seed grant to help the popular theatre company pilot a development process through which it would partner with local high school students to develop and present new works of theatre inspired by local history.

    To read the full media release, click the link below:

    MPP Downey Theatre by the Bay (Seed 2019).pdf

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