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QUONTA Theatre Festival in the Bay

by | May 18, 2023

The QUONTA Theatre Festival is coming back to life after a pandemic hiatus with three productions hitting the stage in North Bay from three esteemed theatre companies: Gateway Theatre Guild from North Bay, Sault Theatre Workshop from Sault St. Marie, and Gore Bay Theatre from Gore Bay.

The festival will kick off tonight (Thursday, May 18, 2023) with a production of David French’s Salt Water Moon by Gateway Theatre Guild. Gore Bay Theatre will present One-Actmanship (two one-act plays by Norm Foster), Friday, and Sault Theatre Workshop will close out the festival on Saturday with The Last Dance of the Dark Cloaked Avenger by writer/director R.J. Downes.

Mariah Boehk and Joe Drinkwalter in the Gateway Theatre Guild’s Salt Water Moon, its 75th anniversary entry in the QUONTA Theatre Festival May 18-20. Photo by Matt Lishman


Each performance starts at 7:30 pm and will be presented at École Secondaire Publique Odyssée. Tickets for the festival ($25 single show, $65 for 3-play pass) are available through the Capitol Centre box office (

This year’s adjudicator is Rod Carley – Artistic Director of the Acting for Stage and Screen Program at Canadore College. He will bring his vast experience and knowledge of the theatre industry to provide constructive feedback to the productions and offer insight to the companies.

The QUONTA Festival is a unique opportunity to celebrate the richness of theatre in Northern Ontario. The festival not only showcases the talents of local artists but also provides a platform for networking and collaboration.

For more information about the festival, please visit the Gateway Theatre Guild’s website:

Media Contact:
Steven Smits
QUONTA Festival Organizer

Dave Dale
Dave Dale

Writer, photographer and proud father. My mom’s family is from the Soo with its Algoma Highlands, dad hailed from Cobden in the Ottawa Valley and I spent my teen years in Capreol. Summers were at the beach on the Vermillion River and winters at ‘The Rink.’ Born in East York but Toronto never was my thing. Ever since a kid looking out the window on long trips, I imagined living on the highway in a little house with a big yard and trees growing all around me.

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