As a carpenter and passionate stage dad, Mike put in countless hours planning, designing, and building stage sets for both The Ridgefield Theater Barn and New Milford CSA. He stepped up without even being asked, showed up without prompting and offered up his services free of charge with total dedication and love of service. Mike built sets on site and at home, and some of his favorite and most challenging set builds included the Dog Sees God doghouse and the Once Upon a Mattress twenty mattress high bed.
Mike was an avid stage dad and shuttled his youngest son Dominick and neighboring theater friends faithfully to rehearsals, shows and after-show events in and around Ridgefield and New Milford. In addition to volunteering as a stage hand and usher for every show, he went above and beyond in his work on the sets. He designed, built, painted, and tore down (or “struck” in theater language) far better than any other could. Mike could be counted on to show up with power tools in hand, direct the tear down, and teach his fellow volunteers on the fly. Mike’s dedication to and passion for the Ridgefield Theater Barn and New Milford CSA will be greatly missed. No show would have been what it was without him. He truly is exceptional.
The Theater Barn is now accepting plays for our 2016 One-Acts production!
If you white plays or know of one who does, we are very interested in reviewing your work for consideration in our popular one-act production held February 2016. Whenever possible we like to highlight local playwrights but we look nationwide for new original plays.
Submissions be original, comedic in nature, and relatively short (less than 20 min., 12-15 min. ideal). Plays should be about relationships in some way.
Submssions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are thrilled to announce that the blueprints for our expansion plan were approved last week by the town's zoning board. Read all about it!
The Planning and Zoning Commission didn’t take long to approve plans to renovate and expand the Ridgefield Theater Barn.
The commission unanimously passed a revision to the building’s special permit to allow a 1,217 square-foot addition to the town-owned building that the community theater rents for $1 per year.