About & Staff

Land Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge, honour, and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians (from all four directions), of the land on which Live Bait works. It is upon the unceded ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaw people, that our operations take place. While this area is known as Sackville, NB the territory is part of the greater territory of Mi’kma’ki.

Mandate & Mission

Live Bait Theatre is committed to enhancing the cultural life of the central Maritime region by providing entertaining and innovative professional theatre as well as a variety of other live performances including dinner theatre, comedy and live music.

Live Bait Theatre tells entertaining, thought-provoking stories with an emphasis on new Canadian scripts and plays that are new to the central Maritime region. Live Bait is committed to contributing to the canon of Canadian theatre by nurturing new plays and visionary artists.

Live Bait Theatre is a registered non-profit charitable organization that operates under the guidelines and rules of the Independent Theatre Agreementof the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.


Live Bait Theatre, located in Sackville, New Brunswick, has the unique responsibility of being the only professional theatre company operating in English in the region, and one of only a few fully professional companies operating in New Brunswick. The company was founded in 1988 by Mount Allison graduates Randy White, Ann Rowley, Ross Murray, Karen Valanne and Charlie Rhindress. The artistic leadership eventually went to Charlie and Karen, who developed Live Bait into a theatre company with a reputation for excellence, for fostering new works, developing regional theatre artists, and strong community involvement. Lee J Campbell and Andrea Boyd have also served as Artistic Directors of Live Bait.

Over the years, the company has nurtured playwrights, actors, directors and designers from the Atlantic region, while also introducing audiences to plays from elsewhere in Canada and the international repertoire. Live Bait’s history of producing original and established plays, musicals and revues has significantly enhanced the cultural life of this central maritime region.

Staff & Governance

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