Simcoe County is getting its own theatre festival, courtesy of Theatre By The Bay.
Theatre by the Bay has announced it will produce a new local theatre festival in June 2022, known as the Simcoe County Theatre Festival. It will give local artists a chance to write, direct, and perform their own plays.
Each original play will be hosted at The Five Points Theatre in downtown Barrie.
“An indie theatre scene is a sign of a healthy arts community,” says Artistic Director, Iain Moggach. “The Festival will be a big way Theatre by the Bay will help to foster emerging artists and companies in the region. The potential of this is huge, and I cannot wait to see what local writers and performers bring to the festival.”
The Theatre is calling for productions of about 45 to 50 minutes in length, with workshops and other educational events planned throughout the festival.
Theatre by the Bay is also seeking volunteer committee members to help plan and produce the Simcoe County Theatre Festival. Candidates should have a strong interest in the local arts scene, and previous experience in theatre production is encouraged. Email a brief statement of interest and a CV to email@example.com by November 12 if interested.