Born Yesterday Wins 4 Awards at Theatre Ontario

Peterborough Theatre Guild came home a winner from the Theatre Ontario Festival last week, at the Oshawa Little Theatre. In competition with plays from three other theatre companies, and with awards presented in 14 categories, the Guild’s “Born Yesterday” won 4 awards and had a further 5 nominations in the running.

    The PTG awards were:
  • Outstanding Director - Ian Burns & Pat Maitland, Born Yesterday (first-time directors)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female - Kellie McKenty as Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday
  • Outstanding Coordinated Production - Peterborough Theatre Guild (This award is chosen by the Festival Stage Manager)
  • Special Adjudicator Award - For unsung heroes, but without them we could not have a Festival, let alone one of this calibre: The crew of set movers of Born Yesterday (Simon Barker, Jack Burke, Peter Gulliver, Art Murray, Elgin Northey, Nelson Pickett, Tony Tasch, Ralph Tippett, Al Tye & Larry Sidler)

Cast and Crew of Born Yesterday at Theatre Ontario
The Cast and Crew of Born Yesterday

    The PTG nominations were:
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male - Mark Paton as Paul Verrall, Born Yesterday
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role - Wyatt Lamoureux as Ed Devery, Born Yesterday
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role - Chuck Vollmar as Eddie, Born Yesterday
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement - Ian Burns, for set design, construction and decoration, Born Yesterday
  • Outstanding Visual Presentation - Mary Parluski & Jayne Martin, for costumes, Born Yesterday

See the complete results on the Theatre Ontario Website.

Congratulations to our winners, and to all the participants. As the Guild launches their 50th season, they build on the successes from their past.


PTG - 50th anniversary

Call for New Board Members

The Peterborough Theatre Guild is seeking new members to sit on our Board of Directors.

Entering it’s 50th year, the Peterborough Theatre Guild, a highly respected, award-winning live theatre is looking for community members who want to meet new people and make new friends, gain professional experience and expand their creative curiosity. The Guild is an organization that is lead and maintained through dedicated volunteers.

    Current openings include:
  • Financial Management
  • Fund Development
  • Board Chair
  • Nominations
  • Members at Large

If you are interested in joining this dynamic volunteer organization, please contact us with a current resume and cover letter by May 30, 2015 to Jill Adams


Peterborough Theatre Guild - 50th Anniversary Reunion

Mad Hatter's Garden Party

A celebration of and for PTG Members and PTG Volunteers

Time: Saturday June 20th, 2015. Rain Date June 21st
2 pm to 4 pm. Celebration speeches at 3pm.

Location: Beth and Stuart McMaster's farm. Casual attire.

RSVP: If you plan on attending please RSVP by e-mailing either Linda Conway or Cindy Wardrope

Transportation: Because of limited parking, a shuttle bus will be available from the back parking lot of Adam Scott Secondary School at 1:30 PM and returning at 4:10 or you could car pool with friends. If you plan on taking the bus e-mail Linda Conway.

Download a poster(pdf) suitable for printing.



PTG Wins Best Production at the EODL

For the second year in a row, the Peterborough Theatre Guild has won the top prize at the Eastern Ontario Drama League (EODL) annual spring festival.

The company's production of Born Yesterday won "Best Production", along with three other awards, at the EODL awards brunch in Cobourg on Sunday, April 12th, 2015.

Members of the PTG with their awards which included "Acting Excellence" "Best Visual Presentation", "Best Actress in a Leading Role" and the top prize of "Best Production"

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$7000 Grant from the Peterborough Foundation

Peterborough Foundation
Peterborough Foundation

We are proud to announce that at the end of December 2013, the Peterborough Theatre Guild (PTG) received a grant of $7000 from the Peterborough Foundation to help fund a building improvement project. The board of directors and volunteers of PTG express their gratitude for the generosity of the Peterborough Foundation. Thank you.


Trillium Foundation Grant

The Peterborough Theatre Guild was thrilled to be the recipient of a $108,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation in December 2009. The grant allowed us to replace aging lighting equipment and to purchase a scissor lift which straddles the theatre seats and provides safe access to the lights.


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PTG Audition List
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