Ship's Company Theatre

Ship’s Company Mandate and Mission Statement

The mandate of the company is to be a prime centre for the production and development of Canadian and Atlantic theatre serving a local, regional, and tourist audiences.

The Ship’s Company Theatre seeks to fulfill its mission through:
  • Developing and presenting theatrical performances of Canadian play, with an emphasis on Atlantic plays
    The engagement, promotion and professional development of Canadian artists, with priority given to Atlantic artists.
  • A dedication to innovative theatrical expression. reflecting our unique performance venue, geographic location and cultural heritage.
  • Participation as a cultural leader and partner in our various communities: The Town of Parrsboro, the Municipality of Cumberland County, The Province of Nova Scotia
  • Managing the activities of the company in a fiscally responsible fashion and ensuring the Company’s property is sufficient and in an appropriate condition for all activities.

Board of Directors

Chair: Mary McPhee

Vice Chair: Gerry Roberts

Secretary: Nicole Cruickshanks

Treasurer: Wendell Gallagher


Janet MacLaren
MaryDee MacPherson
Michael Levy
Steve Johnson

On behalf of the board and the crew of Ship’s it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 33rd season!

Back in the day my sisters and I would hide under the planks of the deck and watch shows with wonderment. I’m delighted to relate, from the position of board chair, that it is magic that takes place at the Ship even though I’m now more acquainted with the rigging and reels that keep this Ship afloat.

This year we continue our fine tradition of staging new works by offering two world premiere presentations, PUGWASH by acclaimed much sought after playwright, Vern Thiessen and THE MYSTERY PLAY part two of our commissioned trilogy, this installment by Josh MacDonald.

Our popular concert series highlights both local and Maritime talent, and is a regular part of the season. In addition, we host a second stage production, and presentations for schools in September. Our tribute concert this year, “ladies of county,” promises to be exceptional.

We extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our patrons, funding sponsors, dedicated volunteers and our enthusiastic staff and crew. It takes this entire community to ensure the continued success of the Ship.

Enjoy the shows & have a drink on the deck, heck what else is life for!


The Ship is a registered charity.

You will receive a charitable tax receipt for all donations over $10.00.

Donation can be mailed in, dropped off, or made online by clicking the donate button to the left.

& THANK YOU, every little bit helps us to continue to support our mission & mandate