The cast of Spamalot, led by Scott Boyer as King Arthur, in the closing scene of "Camelot"

Film Night

MAT’s fourth film of this season is Al Purdy Was Here.

By turns elegiac and celebratory, this documentary tribute to the late, great Canadian poet Al Purdy features readings, reminiscences and performances from some of the greatest names in Canadian letters and music.

This film will be shown on Wednesday, February 17th at Orillia Galaxy Cinemas at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Tickets ($10, cash only) go on sale at the door beginning at 3 p.m.

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Shout Out!




Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation (MAT) is a non-profit, community theatre group dedicated to bringing live theatre, as well as the best of Canadian and world cinema through its regular Film Nights, to Orillia and the surrounding area.

MAT currently has two vacancies on its volunteer Board of Directors. The Board has identified two areas of speciality required to meet its goals and objective. These two specialities are Marketing and Promotions and Social Media.

MAT is seeking two hard-working, dynamic and creative individuals with knowledge, skills and abilities in these specialties to fill the vacancies. In addition to the core responsibilities of a Board Director (available upon request) the individual with the select specialty would be responsible for the following:

Marketing and Promotions Specialty

  • Research, evaluate, recommend and implement new marketing and promotional opportunities for MAT’s live theatre and film season;

  • Liaise with community leaders, partners and sponsors to increase awareness of MAT’s live theatre and film night season;

  • Overall leadership of MAT’s marketing and promotional campaign;

  • Co-ordinate committee activities and work closely with the Social Media board member to meet identified goals and objectives.

Social Media Specialty

  • Develop social media plans to support new marketing and promotional opportunities for MAT’s live theatre and film season;

  • Promote MAT’s upcoming live theatre and film season on Facebook, Twitter, Website and other social media through regular posts;

  • Engage and build a following of audience members and community groups;

  • Monitor and respond to social media conversations and questions;

  • Ensure season details and other MAT information is accurate and up to date.

Interested in joining the MAT Board of Directors?  Feel you have the required skill base in one of these specialties?  Please contact us at and provide us with details on how your knowledge, skills and abilities align with the specialty requirement identified above.  We look forward to hearing from you!


Mariposa Arts Theatre is always looking for volunteers.  You can experience the excitement of helping to create a show and make new friends with a common interest.  Whether you have the expertise or not either in producing, directing, stage managing, set building, costuming, etc. you would be welcomed. 


Announcing our

2015-2016 Season

Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation (MAT) is offering one of our most diverse seasons yet.  Starting this November, from the funny but poignant musical/comedy You’ll Get Used to It!..The War Show, to the thriller Wait Until Dark , and ending with the national debut of The Night Alive, it will be a season to remember.

With all that variety, however, we are sticking to what we are all about:  plays that entertain, challenge, and delight, while giving us something to think about.



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