Welcome to Two Planks and a Passion Theatre at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts: a place of magic “a feast of music and food for the soul.” Where you can have “an unforgettable encounter with the essence of human life and intelligent, theatrical storytelling” Read the full reviews by clicking on the links above.
Two Planks launches 25th season
We were thrilled and honoured to host a gathering of friends and supporters at the Maritime Museum for our 25th season launch on May 10, 2016. Reflecting back on 25 years and looking forward to this season and beyond, we were joined by one of our first board members as well as current members and our chair, Joanne Linzey, colleagues from the cultural community and artists from our past and upcoming seasons, patrons, volunteers, donors and partners. You can read Ken Schwartz’ remarks here.
Some friends from one the years made a short video to commemorate the anniversary. Enjoy!
Two Planks and a Passion Theatre wins Merritt Awards in 2016
Two Planks and a Passion has earned 13 Merritt Award nominations for its 2015 Summer season and captured 5 at the Ceremony on March 21. Our production of The Tempest won awards for:
Outstanding Musical Score (Allen Cole), Outstanding Costume Design (Jennifer Goodman), Outstanding Choreography (Jim Morrow of Mermaid Theatre for the Puppetry), Outstanding Direction (Ken Schwartz) and Outstanding Production.
We are so grateful for the recognition and were proud to celebrate with colleagues. The full slate of nominees can be found here.
Two Planks has earned 67 Nominations for our presentations at Ross Creek since 2008, winning 26. The Merritt Awards recognize excellence in professional theatre in Nova Scotia, and are organized and presented under the auspices of Theatre Nova Scotia.
Meet some donors
We are so thrilled that Jason Roth and Cheryl Steadman-Roth have generously shared their reasons for donating to the larger organization which encompasses Two Planks and a Passion Theatre. We hope you join them in helping us make our work. Your support helps us to enrich our region and nation as we share, teach, nurture, challenge, engage, and entertain.
Thank you for your support of the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre!
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We’re gearing up for our 25th season, 10 years “Off the Grid”!
Two Planks and a Passion Theatre is committed to creating unforgettable experiences through one of the oldest mediums that exists: the theatre. Our award-winning Theatre Off The Grid, set outdoors on 178 acres at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, is a forum where our most treasured stories and legends come to life through the ingenious invention of some of Canada’s most accomplished artists. Whether you are regular patron or new to our theatre, we welcome you to experience a thrilling marriage of nature and the imagination.
After a wonderful season for both our critical and audience response (“Two Planks infuses The Tempest with sense of wonder…masterful… delightful…an exquisite visual experience, and Turn of the Screw is “an unforgettable and chilling theatrical experience…powerful…and vivid.”), we have already turned our attention to the exciting possibilities of our 25th season next year.
While we are still working on all the celebrations, we have already committed to our two theatre off the grid shows. Click here for more.
Be an Ambassador!
Help us make a magical 2016, and have a great time doing it! For the theatre’s 25th anniversary in 2016, and the centre’s 10th, we are looking for 25 ambassadors to help us plan and make it extra-special, and bring new people into our work! No experience or geographic location restrictions – Skype is awesome! Click here to find out more or to volunteer!
See Change – Anti-stigma program in Valley Schools
Two Planks and a Passion Theatre is thrilled to be providing a new and innovative program run by Artistic Director Ken Schwartz in partnership with schools and others. Click here to find out more
If you want to get involved with our theatre, you can! We need volunteers in the office, with special event management and assistance, marketing, as ushers, all kinds of things! Volunteer as much as as little as you can, we have lots to do especially this year! Please call 1-902-582-3073 or email email@example.com for more information.
Critical and Audience acclaim for our summer seasons!
Cottage Life names Two Planks one of the best outdoor theatres in Canada!
Click here to read a description of what an evening of theatre at Ross Creek can be like by award-winning novelist, Ami McKay
“something extraordinary…Two Planks and a Passion Theatre continues to produce thrilling outdoor theatre off the beaten track” – The Chronicle Herald – 2012