About Us

Ridgefield Theater Barn History

In 1965, a handful of Ridgefield residents banded together to form a small theater group dedicated to providing community theater. This not-for-profit organization grew into the Ridgefield Workshop for the Performing Arts, Inc. Housed in a rustic converted dairy barn leased from the town of Ridgefield, the Workshop continues to produce an ongoing series of comedies, dramas, and musicals. We maintain a production schedule of four shows per year, with performers chosen through open auditions. The cast and crew of every show run the gamut from raw amateurs to seasoned professionals.

All participants, whether on stage or off, are volunteers. We are actors, dancers, musicians, seamstresses, carpenters, singers, electricians, and individuals who just offer willing pairs of hands to do anything from painting scenery to taking tickets at the door. Our compensation comes in the form of good times, camaraderie, and the satisfaction gained from learning new things, being part of a team, and staging a quality production. The Ridgefield Theater Barn is excited about its upcoming season—its 50th year! With cabaret seating at candlelit tables, we offer superior entertainment, so BYO refreshments and join us!

Board of Directors

Pamme Jones

Executive director

Pamme Jones had the honor of coming aboard as Executive Director in September 2017. Prior to being Executive Director, her service to the RTB included two years as President of the Board of Directors and 2 years as the box office manager.
Her transition from a career in flowers and wedding/event planning into theater full time was natural. As a lifelong performer, the marriage of flowers and theater as a profession was a rare blessing where two passions could be served!
Pamme took a break from both her career and performing to be home in Ridgefield with her husband, raising their three children for 16 years. She dipped her toes back in the water when she auditioned for a spot in the RTB resident Improv troupe, with whom she has been a performing member since 2008. She and her husband John are not quite empty nesters, and Pamme continues to perform as an actor, improviser and singer on a regular basis.
Her commitment to the RTB grows as an extension of her fierce belief in their mission and being able to incubate a space where tolerance, inclusion, education and growth are fostered through participation in live theater. To be able to do this in our beautiful theater in the culturally rich and idyllic town of Ridgefield, CT is icing on the cake.

Read Ridgefield’s HAMLETHUB interview with Pamme!

Paullete Layton

Board Member

Peter Authier

Board Member

Wayne Leiss

Board Member

Jennifer Tomascak

Board Member

Bill Ostrand

Board Member

Kat Ray

Board Member

Helen Hedemann

Board Member