About Us

connertyTheatre Night in Merrickville was informally established in 1975 by Arnold Connerty (photo) in an effort to raise funds for the local community medical centre.

The group of volunteer actors and actresses had so much fun during their first production that an official theatre group was born. Many of them are still members today. TNIM’s first full length play, ‘Our Town’, was produced in 1975. On TNIM’s tenth and twenty fifth anniversaries the same production was brought back to the stage. Six of the cast members performed in all three productions.

We have hosted and participated in The Eastern Ontario Drama League’s Full Length and One-Act festivals, bringing home a number of Awards for: Acting, Direction, Stage Management, Costumes and Best Production.

Our mandate is to produce a full length play every spring and fall. During the summer we produce a short family oriented play, performed outside during the CanalFest ceremonies. Performances normally take place at the Merrickville Community Centre. (See map below).


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  1. 2017 will be Canada’s sesquicentennial. Isle in the River Theatre Company (ITR), situated in the Manotick area, would like to partner with other theatre companies along the Rideau Canal system to present a series of plays to celebrate this event and our beautiful area.
    The concept is that the individual theatre companies would come together to plan the timing of this group event and the theme of the plays (Canadian content, Canadian authors), to devise a system to sell series tickets and to determine sources of funding for the group effort (we are currently looking at the possibility of federal and provincial grants).
    Each company would be responsible for their own logistics including production teams, actors, director and venue.
    This concept is still in the planning stages but we would love to hear your thoughts on this proposal. We would need to start this project fairly soon in order to ensure that funding applications get in on time.
    Sheila Dubyk
    Director, Community Outreach
    ITR Theatre Company

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