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The people behind Stone Fence Theatre

STONE FENCE THEATRE is a non-profit charity founded in October 2002 dedicated to cultural, heritage and economic development in the Ottawa Valley. We are based in Killaloe, Ontario, although we have performed in many places around the Ottawa Valley and have no permanent home yet.

  • Our mandate is to foster artistic, heritage and historic awareness by developing and producing theatre, music, dance, storytelling and comedy in, of, and about the Ottawa Valley. The company takes its name from the miles of stone fences that crisscross Renfrew County - a testament to the years of backbreaking work done by the local settlers who cleared the land.
     
    • Stone Fence Theatre is the Ottawa Valley's heritage theatre company, specializing in original, usually musical productions. Shows we've mounted include:

      2003: Up The Line! Valley Tales from the Summer Kitchen
      2004: Reflections Of A Century - The Musical, by Ish Theilheimer and Barry Goldie
      2005: Al Capone's Hideout
      2005: Looking Back at Mac, by Ish Theilheimer
      2005: Valley Irish
      2006: Here To Stay, by Ish Theilheimer
      2006: Upstream to Basin Depot, by Barry Goldie
      2007: The Train She Blew for Killaloe, by Ish Theilheimer and Barry Goldie
      2008: Tales of Bennie Afelskie, by Ish Theilheimer
      2009: Country Sparking at Sunnydale Acres, by Ish Theilheimer
      2010: On the Air with Mac's Melodiers
      2011: The Opeongo Opera, by Ish Theilheimer
      2012: Schoolhouse, by Leanna Brodie
      2013: Bonnechere River: Future Tense,by Ish Theilheimer, Johanna Zomers and the collective, produced for the the Bonnechere River Watershed Project
      2013: There's Hippies Up the Line!, by Ish Theilheimer and Johanna Zomers
      2014: G'day, We're from the Valley, EH!
      2015" Here Comes the Train! The Ottawa Valley Railway Story
      2015: Valley Vic and The Christmas Temptations
      2016: Stag and Doe, by Mark Crawford
      2016: High Times at the Heart Institute, by Ish Theilheimer
      2017: Stick Out Your Tongue and Say MOO, by Ish Theiheimer
  • We work with local performers, artists, production help, community organizations, churches, farmers, businesses and the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association to create employment and make the Valley a cultural tourism destination.
     
  • We at Stone Fence Theatre believe cultural and economic development go hand in hand. While the company works to make the Ottawa Valley a tourist destination, its work builds local pride, self-esteem and cultural participation. The telling of local stories by local people provides a range of spin-off benefits to the community. The company provides paid work and a training ground for performers, backstage and office workers.

The Stone Fence team includes:

Producer/Musical Director
Ish Theilheimer
ish@stonefence.ca
613-757-2223

Creative Director
Chantal Elie-Sernoskie

Technical Director
Terry Mask

Business Manager
Amy Rouillard
amy@stonefence.ca
613-628-6600

Board of Directors
James Allman, President;
Lorainne MacDonald, Treasurer;
Ray Chapeskie, Irene Daley, Arlene Goldie, Chris Hinsperger, George Martin

Our mailing address is:
Stone Fence Theatre
PO Box 184
Killaloe, ON
K0J 2A0

Tickets: 613-628-6600 Toll Free 1-866-310-1004
Website: www.stonefence.ca
Email: info@stonefence.ca
Ontario corporation number: 1551588
Registered Canadian charity: BN898956503RR0001