Theatre New Brunswick

Theatre New Brunswick is one of Canada’s oldest and longest running regional theatre companies. Our mission is to create extraordinary theatre that inspires and entertains our audience while celebrating New Brunswick’s best theatre content and artists; and to provide outstanding theatre training and performance that educates and awakens the imaginations of our youth and emerging artists.  

PACT Membership: Regular Membership

PACT Caucuses: Regional Theatres,

PACT Region: 7 – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

Theatre New Brunswick is one of Canada’s oldest and longest running regional theatre companies. Our mission is to create extraordinary theatre that inspires and entertains our audience while celebrating New Brunswick’s best theatre content and artists; and to provide outstanding theatre training and performance that educates and awakens the imaginations of our youth and emerging artists.

Current Season:

PRODUCTIONS--------------------------------------------

Any Given Moment

By Kim Parkhill | World Premiere | a co-production with Ship’s Company Theatre | Touring NB | Open Space Theatre | September 2018

A troubled teen, a helicopter mom and a homeless man become trapped together after police lockdown the neighbourhood.  Assumptions are challenged and new relationships made as three complete strangers debate the situation and the potential dangers of the outside world.  In this world premiere by New Brunswick playwright Kim Parkhill, Any Given Moment presents a touching, hilarious and unexpected looking into the culture of fear and challenges our expectations of what we think we know.

Come Down From Up River

By Norm Foster | a world premiere production from The Foster Festival

Fredericton Playhouse | November 2018

Shaver Bennett has lived a rather solitary life as a logger in the woods of northern New Brunswick. One day he arrives at the doorstep of his estranged sister’s daughter, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years. The niece, Bonnie Doyle and her wife Liv Arsenault welcome him into their lives in this sweetly moving tale. Set in Saint John, New Brunswick, Come Down From Up River explores family and forgiveness with a healthy dose of laughter sprinkled with tears.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

By C. S. Lewis | Fredericton Playhouse | December 2018

This classic story by C. S. Lewis comes to life on the Theatre New Brunswick stage just in time for the holiday season. When an old wardrobe reveals a passage to another world, magic awaits!  Join Lucy, Edmond, Susan and Peter on an epic adventure through the land Narnia where it’s always winter but never Christmas.

A Brief History of the Maritimes and Everywhere Else

By Ryan Griffith | World Premiere | March 2019

On a winter’s night in a rural new Brunswick cabin, Terry tells a story to his child, a story of the family’s history with links to the distant past. This story confronts a truth in the present, a truth that is a mystery until the end of the play. From celebrated Fredericton playwright Ryan Griffith (Returning Fire, The Boat, Fortune of Wolves) comes a gripping and hugely moving new work that will haunt you long after you leave the theatre.

The Wizard of Oz

Music by Harold Arlen, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Herbert Stothart | Lyrics by E. Y. Harburg and Tim Rice | Book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams | April 2019

We’re off to see The Wizard! Join TNB Theatre School’s senior musical theatre students in celebrating the 80th anniversary of this whimsical quest to find strength and courage, somewhere down the Yellow Brick Road.

 

TNB YOUNG COMPANY--------------------------------------------

Sania The Destroyer

By Mona’a Malik | TNB Young Company | World Premiere | Touring NB schools 2019

High school is tough enough without worrying about how to fit in. No one knows this more than Sania, a young professional wrestling obsessed Muslim teenager living in St. John’s, Newfoundland. When schoolyard bullying and racist remarks escalate into a hate crime perpetrated against her and her family, Sania’s relationships with friends and family are put to the test – complete with ringside commentary!

Gretel and Hansel

By the Brothers Grimm | Adapted by Thomas Morgan Jones | World Premiere | Touring NB schools 2019

In this new adaptation of the popular Grimm fairy tale, Hansel looks to his older sister Gretel for safety, comfort and guidance after they find themselves alone in the woods. Lured by decadence, Gretel and Hansel engage in an epic confrontation with an old witch before doing their best to ensure the safety of other children who may find themselves scared and alone.

 

Artist Training------------------------------------------------------

Voice Intensive| Instructor Susan Stackhouse | – Fall 2018

Contact Information:

  • Phone Number (admin): 506-460-1381 Ex 103
  • Phone Number (ticketing): 866-884-5800
  • Contact Email: info@tnb.nb.ca

Company Information:

  • Year Founded: 1969
  • Season Starts: September
  • Season Ends: April
  • Theatre Tours: Yes
  • Tour Locations:
    • Regionally
  • Senior Staff:

  • Natasha MacLellanArtistic Director
  • Julie FriddellGeneral Manager

Venue Information:

  • Studio space: Yes
  • Rehersal space: Yes

Rental Information:

  • Venue rental Information:

    Venue rentals: yes
  • Venue rental contact name: Julie Friddell
  • Venue rental contact title: General Manager
  • Venue rental contact phone: 506-461-1381 Ex102
  • Venue rental contact email: generalmanager@tnb.nb.ca

Solicitation Information:

  • Playwrights:

    Accept unsolicited scripts: no