Current & Upcoming Projects


The Grey-Bruce Arts Collective has partnered with the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society
to produce “The 100 Mile Playwright Festival” this fall.

The festival is a two-day celebration of our local stories, artists and playwrights. It is also a vehicle from which playwrights can have their work critiqued and produced. Over the course of one week, three local plays will be workshopped and at the end of the week, read in front of a public audience. After each play presentation, there will be a small reception with local entertainment where audience members can meet the playwright and actors.
Two plays, “A theatrical adapatation of Beautiful Joe” and “The Tank Range Project” are local stories, the latter also written by area playwrights.
The third play in the festival is written by the winner of "From the Page to the Stage, Youth Playwright Contest." After reviewing all the submissions from the area, Megan MacKay, a grade 10 student at West Hill Secondary School in Owen Sound, was chosen to write her own original play this summer in consultation with Miss Suzanne Turnbull, a professional dramaturge.
Tickets will go on sale later this summer.

On October 2 at 2pm
A reading of Megan MacKay's original play, title to be announced. This portion of the festival is sponsored by the Meaford Rotary Club.

On October 2 at 8pm
A play about the expropriation of 17,000 acres of land north west of Meaford in 1942 and the perspective of a modern day soldier. This land is currently known as the Land Force Central Area Training Centre. Working with a community advisory group, Mr. Shank and Mr. Robinson have based their play on real-life stories.

On October 3 at 2pm,
A reading of an adaptation of Beautiful Joe by Michael O'Brien. Beautiful Joe is the story of a mongrel dog who is brutally mutilated and rescued by a loving family. Set in Meaford, the play is an adaptation of Margaret Marshall Saunders book of the same name.

All t the plays are being presented at Meaford Hall, Meaford. Contact them at: 519-538-0463 for further details and ticket information.

The Grey-Bruce Arts Collective and the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society are grateful to the following sponsors
of The 100 Mile Playwright Festival:

Major Sponsors:

Youth Sponsor:

Corporate Sponsor:
Gardhouse Financial
Muncipality of Meaford

Local Sponsors:
Smith Tire and Auto
Ardiel Veterinary Clinic
Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre

PRESS: Click here to read the press release for the 100 Mile Playwright Festival.

MY Film Studio - Season 2:

    WHO Youth ages 13 to 18           WHAT Film Production Studio
WHEN August 9 to August 20        WHERE Meaford Hall
WHY For the Love of FIlm           COST $495 per participant

A 2-week intensive course on writing and creating your own film. Participants will be instructed in the basic techniques of filmmaking. Hands on learning, guest professional instructors and a focus on youth creativity make the program unique. At the end of the programme participants will have written, acted, directed, filmed and edited their own film which will then be shown as part of the Meaford International Film Festival. See the films from Season 1 here on our website under "Past Projects."

TO REGISTER: Download the application form from here and drop it off or send it in to Meaford Hall.


"Driving Miss Daisy" in association with D2 entertainment

    WHEN: August 25, 26, 27, 28 at 8pm         August 28 at 2pm & 8pm

WHERE: Meaford Hall    COST: $40 / $32.50 / $20

The Meaford Hall and Culture Foundation and The Grey-Bruce Arts Collective presents a
Starbright Production of "Driving Miss Daisy".

Tickets available now at the Meaford Hall Box Office.
Groups can make special arrangements to have a dinner catered at an additional cost.
Click here to read the press release for Driving Miss Daisy.
Tickets available at Meaford Hall or call the Meaford Hall box office at 1877-538-0463.


Cynthia Dale concert
in Association with the Meaford Hall and Culture foundation a D2 Production.


The Tank Range Project:

We are writing a play about the expropriation of the farmland north of Meaford in 1942. we have been collecting stories from anyone who was part of (or has family who was part of) this historical event. We want to workshop the play this summer and present it in the fall. If you want to be part of this project or you have a story to share, please get in touch.