Muskoka Players

Theatre in its simplest form is story telling. Therefore one could make the case that there has been theatre in Muskoka since the first indigenous peoples shared tales around a campfire. That is quite a tradition to uphold.

Since 1934 when John Holden’s Actor’s Colony Theatre became the first summer stock company in Ontario there has been professional theatre in cottage country. Thus began a tradition which begat, among many others, The Straw Hat Players (including a young Donald Sutherland) which begat The Muskoka Festival which begat Dot The T Productions which begat Muskoka Players.

How does Muskoka Players differ from the above groups mentioned? Quite simply: we bring the theatre to you. You supply the “campfire”. We supply the “tale”.