Bruce County Playhouse-Established Summer of 2015
Bruce County Playhouse is a not-for-profit professional summer theatre company dedicated to fostering young talent and to producing and promoting excellent theatre that provokes, inspires and entertains the people of Bruce County. We believe that a community with a strong artistic voice makes for a stronger community.
Our Vision: A growing, vibrant and sustainable theatre company that delivers high quality arts.
Our Mission: We create theatrical experiences that provoke, inspire and create meaningful connections within Bruce County communities and surrounding areas.
Bruce County Playhouse was founded in 2015. We have resolved to deliver an artistic program that brings inspiration, adventure and energy to our stage and to our audience. We are committed to a theatre company that inspires our staff, artists, volunteers, sponsors donors and audiences. We invite you to join us for our exciting Season!
Natalie Robitaille - Artistic Director
Natalie moved to the area from Toronto where she worked as a professional actor and director for sixteen years. Since graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, her career has taken her across Canada, into the United States and even as far as Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam performing with the world renowned touring theatre company DuffleBag Theatre. She has also performed in such productions as A Streetcar Named Desire, Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man and more recently was part of The Second City in Toronto. In the roles of director, star and producer she has been a key figure in the success of Bruce County Playhouse.
Patricia Underwood - General Manager
Raised in Saugeen Shores and as a local business owner Patty takes a keen interest in the the community and its people. Although steeped in the financial industry as a financial advisor, Patty also possesses a creative side, which she enjoys through her involvement with the Highschool Musical Theatre Arts Program and the local community theatre group, The Performing Artists of Saugeen Shores. Producing credits include: Grease for the Saugeen District Secondary School, Table Manners and Here On The Flight Path for the Performing Artists of Saugeen Shores. Credits also include Set dressing for Bruce County Playhouse: Kitchen Witches, Love List, Shirley Valentine, The Ladies Foursome and Hockey Mom Hockey Dad.
Leslie McNamara - Promotional Director
Leslie ia a long time educator who has lived and worked in Saugeen Shores and surrounding areas for more than thirty years. (If she taught you, please be sure to say salut!) During her career she is proud to have taught all ages and stages, from Kindergarten to College. At every opportunity she utilized drama, music and theatre arts activities to help develop language skills in both English and French. Leslie has been an avid fan of theatre since she first performed and directed as a student artist herself. In the ensuing years, her love of "all things artsy" has never waned and she is excited to lend a hand to Bruce County Playhouse in her role of Promotional Director.