Samuel Stout

A Musical Staged Reading, $25

February 10th and 11th, 2023

Join us on the next step of our journey towards a full production of this compelling new work by Uju Umenyi. The playwright, with music director Christopher Lucas, now explores the role of music in the play and in the life of Samuel Stout, Port Perry’s first Black resident.

 

Announcing Our 2023 Season

Celebrating 10 Years of Captivating Theatre!

 

Purchase 2023 Ticket Bundles and Summer Passes!

Available for a limited time only!

Connecting Through Theatre

Happening Now!  Free workshops, drop-in classes and theatre outings are available January to March 2023.

 

Land Acknowledgement

Theatre on the Ridge acknowledges that we are situated within the Williams Treaties and the traditional territories of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, which includes the Algonquin, Ojibway, Mississauga, Chippewa, Odawa, Delaware and Potawatomi peoples. We recognize that land acknowledgements are not enough. We must pursue truth, reconciliation, decolonization and allyship in an ongoing effort to make right with all our relations. In our work here, we seek to honour the generations of Indigenous Elders and knowledge keepers who have gone before us, as well as those yet to come

The Story of Samuel Stout – Next Stage

 

 

February 10th and 11th, 2023

A Musical Staged Reading

 $25

Join us on the next step of our journey towards a full production of this compelling new work by Uju Umenyi.

Building on the powerful first draft presented as part of Ontario Culture Days Creatives in Residence, the playwright, with music director Christopher Lucas, now explore the role of music in the play and in the life of Samuel Stout, Port Perry’s first Black resident.

 

IN DEVELOPMENT

SAMUEL STOUT

Theatre on the Ridge commissioned actor and writer Uju Umenyi to create a play inspired by the life of Professor Samuel Stout, the first Black resident of Port Perry. The play will explore hidden stories, unpacking the ways history is written and erased, and seeks to share Samuel Stout’s experience of racism in a small town in Ontario. The first reading of the script was held during the 2022 Ontario Culture Days Festival.

COMMUNITY

CONNECTING SENIORS

Theatre on the Ridge has been awarded funding through the federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors program to help in creating opportunities for seniors to reconnect with their communities through shared experiences of learning, creating, and appreciating a variety of theatre related activities, workshops and outings.

Government of Canada supports Theatre on the Ridge through the Tourism Relief Fund

Government of Canada supports Theatre on the Ridge through the Tourism Relief Fund Theatre 3x60, operating as Theatre on the Ridge, received $100,000 from Central Counties Tourism RTO6 through FedDev Ontario to relaunch their annual summer theatre festival at Scugog...

Theatre on the Ridge Announces its 2023 Season

December 15, 2022 Theatre on the Ridge Announces its 2023 Season After three years of uncertainty, Theatre on the Ridge is making big plans to embrace the return to live theatre, with the announcement of our 10th anniversary season for 2023. From summer outdoor...

Theatre on the Ridge Recognizes OTF Support

Grants Totaling $97,900 help Scugog Arts and Theatre on The Ridge keep delivering programs Port Perry, ON – On Wednesday, November 9, MPP Todd McCarthy and Ontario Trillium Foundation volunteer, Dave Saunders, met with the representatives of Scugog Arts and...