Semi-professional community theatre company, based in Saint John, New Brunswick. It was founded by Stephen Tobias in 1990 to develop and promote local talent.
The Saint John Theatre Company offers a range of productions, from the traditional to the cutting edge; from the classics to alternative and experimental theatre in its Main Stage and Studio series. The Main Stage productions are in the Imperial Theatre; the second space is in the BMO Studio Theatre, a converted courthouse.
The Theatre Company has presented a Canadian Stages Series, with professional artists from across Canada performing edgy, acclaimed works in the Studio Theatre. The 2015/16 season featured Watching Glory Die by Judith Thompson in a Mulgrave Road Theatre production; and Lac/Athabasca,”a cross-Canada journey written in ice, water and fire” by Len Falkenstein in a Theatre Free Radical production.
It produced An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, with gender-bent characters, a contemporary Canadian context, and the incorporation of social media (directed by Richard Rose on the main stage), which toured in Germany in 2017.
In 2019, the Company toured Mary’s Wedding in Germany and France.
The Company also launched the annual Fundy Fringe Festival in 2013, and the Atlantic Repertory Company (ARC) in 2018.
In 2021 it initiated the Artist in Residence program, hosting Clyde A. Wray and his production We Were Here for Black History Month.
The Executive Director is Stephen Tobias.
Last updated 2021-09-27