Spotlight on Katie Ribout

January 18, 2024

Dundas welcomes Katie Ribout to the stage in our upcoming production of Grand Horizons.

Please enjoy her insightful reflections on theatre.

Her Role

I’m playing Jess, a therapist who has walked into all sorts of chaos when she visits her husband’s parents. She’s very outspoken and passionate, which I can be. She’s also very pregnant, which I am not.

Last Performance

I was lucky enough to play Iris, an 11 year-old-girl, in Village Theatre’s production of Girl in the Goldfish Bowl. It was an incredible first experience in the Hamilton community theatre scene, but it’s a nice change of pace to play a grown-up.

Dream Role

An impossible question, but if I had to answer, I would want to play Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. I was trained in Shakespeare, which will always be near and dear to my heart. Also, this play is so full of wit that I want to explode with delight.

Does Theatre Support the Community at Large?

Holy moly – what a question! Theatre, for me at least, is a safe and welcoming space where I’ve always felt I and others can freely express themselves, a place to explore all sorts of social issues and important topics. It’s not just about putting on a show (while that is oh-so-fun) – it sparks conversations and makes us think about things together. It presents the community with diverse perspectives and the ability to walk in another’s shoes for a bit!