As a not for profit, professional, collaborative company, we are grateful to our many patrons for their on-going support, not just by attending our productions, but also in myriad other ways.
Celebrating our 10th Anniversary
– our second decade is on the horizon
Theatre on the Ridge celebrates 10 years of captivating theatre in 2023 and we’re very proud of our accomplishments in this first decade, including our ability to stay LIVE since 2020. We continued to improvise, adapt and overcome throughout the pandemic and now, in 2023, have set our sights on creating our new normal for enriching lives through live theatre, on and offstage.
Surviving the roller coaster of the pandemic was not enough. We are moving forward with an eye on a return to live theatre strengthened by what we have learned and what we have incorporated into our practices over the past three years. As much as it’s been a time of great uncertainty, it has also been a time of learning, growing; a time to take stock and to continue with a new sense of purpose.
We have a strong belief in creating a brave, safe and positive work environment within the scope of the changing landscape of live theatre today, and the changing landscape of our world.
This year, we will be undertaking a new strategic plan, governance development and the implementation of a revenue plan to help see us well into our second decade. We will also continue to strengthen our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. And we will also continue to embrace the uncertainty of our times, be adaptive and remain flexible as we define the new normal for ourselves and strive to make a positive impact within our community.
Theatre on the Ridge, (formerly Theatre 3×60) was founded in 2013 by Joan Etienne and Carey Nicholson, and is a not for profit, professional, collaborative company in which committed artists can produce high quality work in a broader scope of theatre and storytelling in the Region of Durham. We provide programs/services to audiences, theatre practitioners and the communities of the Region of Durham.
We believe in the power of theatre as a universal language and medium of entertainment, self-expression and communication to broaden understanding and empathy between individuals and communities.
We commit to telling our individual and collective stories through high calibre productions, the creation of new plays and the development of new artists. We tell these stories in live and digital formats and are adaptive and attentive to the impact of heritage and change. We increase accessibility to theatre and, through our stories, contribute to our community’s sense of well-being and connection.
Supporting and inspiring the whole community, including youth, through dedicated programs and activities.
Taking artistic risks through the support of new artists and the production of challenging, new and thought-provoking works from diverse perspectives.
Enriching and growing theatre through collaboration, education and accessibility.
Recognizing and supporting the financial, cultural and holistic worth of our contributors, participants, artists and personnel.
Engaging with and giving back to our community by sharing our history, challenges and stories through theatre.
Theatre on the Ridge aims to challenge the status quo. Productions will communicate stories that enable participants to think, feel and perhaps broaden their existing insights into the world and human nature. Heightened social awareness makes for stronger more compassionate communities.
Our Big Picture:
Increasing Community Access to Live Theatre
Theatre on the Ridge is committed to increasing community access to theatre by bringing theatre to alternative venues, taking theatre to the audience (ie. schools, community groups and events) and other such activities to support the creation of meaningful theatre experiences for the whole community.
We will work with community partners and sponsors to leverage revenues raised through our own programs, donations and partner support to make theatre tickets available to individuals, groups and organizations otherwise unable to benefit from attending live performing arts.