Actor kneeling in the foreground, surrounded by paper birds
Kimberly-Ann Truong in Into the Woods. Photo by Scott Cooper

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producer's circle

You are invited to become a member of an elite club where membership has its privileges! Talk Is Free Theatre, an artist-driven and award winning theatre company, has always been known for innovation and class. It is only fitting that our Producer’s Circle follows suit with events and benefits that are the talk of the town.

Membership in our Producer's Circle includes:

  • Priority booking privileges to all season programming and special events
  • Subscription(s) to be used at exclusive Members-Only Opening Night performances
  • Members-Only Night includes pre-performance chats, meet-and-greet with the cast and post-show receptions.
  • A limited edition artwork by a local artist
  • Tax receipt for full amount of annual membership ($500 for Single Membership, $600 for Partial Double Membership, or $1000 for Full Double Membership)
  • Reserved seats when attending a performance
  • Invitation to annual members-only “Recognition Event” planned especially for Producer’s Circle members

Double membership is $1,000 annually or a monthly charge of $83.34.

Single membership is $500 annually or a monthly charge of $41.67

Partial Double membership – 2 tickets to 2 productions of your choice – $600 annually or a monthly charge of $50.


The Producer's Circle Membership List

We would like to thank the following members for their support:

  • Michael and Marilyn Abrams
  • Joe Anderson and Wesley Yargus
  • Tracey Baker
  • Sharon and Eric Ball
  • Rod Burns and Glenda Kasza
  • Terry Coughlin and Marlene Storry
  • Peter Dauphinee and Sharon Wynn
  • Theresa and Dominic de Castris
  • Sheila and Jim Delaney
  • Sally Elston
  • Casey Farley
  • Steve and Michele Farley
  • Beth Foster and Robin James
  • Joan Gallagher-Main
  • Joan and Robert Gilroy
  • Janey and Barry Green
  • Beth and Dwight Hesson
  • Kim Kieller and Fred Strangway
  • Peter Koetsier and Wendy Wingfelder
  • George and Janet Lougheed
  • Mary MacDonald
  • Betony Main
  • Paula and Michael McConvey
  • Cam and Jane McKenzie
  • Anne Menzies
  • Susan and Liam Morrison
  • Marjorie Paterson
  • Barry Peacock and Elizabeth Anderson-Peacock
  • Peter Richards
  • Diane Rowat-Walton
  • Shaun Sauve
  • Jean & Ronald Stevens
  • Charles and Kathryn Talbot
  • Eric Taves and Nancy Harrington
  • Lois Yakiwchuk

List updated as of May 16, 2023. If there are any errors or omissions, please contact

bridge the linguIstic divide!

What if you could watch a play presented in a language you don’t speak and have it translated in real time, right before your eyes? What if artists from around the world could assemble to create boundary-defying works without the difficulty of a linguistic barrier?  You are invited to help make this a reality by “purchasing” a language on TIFT’s cutting-edge ARIA (Augmented Reality for Immersive Accessibility) Translation Glasses. 

This prototype wearable technology translates and transcribes spoken text in real time so that audiences of diverse linguistic backgrounds may enjoy live theatre in the language they are most comfortable speaking or reading. With nearly 100 available languages and dialects, the ARIA Translation Glasses will also enable theatre companies to work with artists of varied language fluencies to create multilingual works that represent diverse cultures, and to reimagine traditional pieces for a wider range of theatregoers.

What’s more, ARIA conveniently provides an alternative to anyone whose hearing may be impaired with a live transcript of the piece which they may read while maintaining their gaze on the action. 

How can you get involved?  

Your $2,500 donation (in one lump sum or by installments) “buys” you one of the 96 translatable languages installed on the ARIA glasses. Your support will help acquire physical copies of the glasses as the development of the software is now complete.


Sponsorships are one of our central revenue sources that ensures the ongoing evolution and impact of Talk Is Free Theatre and of our community.

We offer attractive sponsorships which we can tailor to suit your organization’s Sponsorship objectives.

Complimentary tickets are a wonderful way to reward staff for incentives or special occasions, make a great gift to a client or friends. Sponsors have the opportunity to network with possible partners, clients and like-minded entrepreneurs.

house an artist

Open your doors: become a billet home

Meet your new bff! If you have a spare room or two in the Barrie area, we would love to add you to our stellar roster of billet homes for actors and production staff. All the artists require is a place to sleep, a washroom, and if possible, a place to prepare their own food (which they are responsible for). Theatre artists are highly professional people who take up little space, are well behaved and take very little time or effort on your part. This is an amazing opportunity to get to personally know some of Canada’s top theatre professionals.

In return, we offer you two free tickets to any production in our season, of your choice (subject, of course, to availability).  If you or someone you know are interested and capable of helping us, please let us know.


There are many volunteer opportunities at TIFT including:

  • • ushering
  • • charity bingo
  • • office administration
  • • educational programs and day camps
  • • set up and tear down of sets
  • • board of directors
  • • graphic design
  • • special events committees

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TIFT Volunteer Application