Artword Theatre in Hamilton

Ron Weihs and Judith Sandiford moved to Hamilton in 2007.

  • In 2008-2009 they became the resident theatre company at The Pearl Company. There they developed the 2nd floor performance space and created a season of four shows.
  • In July 2009, they opened Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne Street off James Street North, a venue for theatre, live music and spoken word performance, with an art gallery downstairs.
  • In 2012/2013, they also produced a four-show season at The Lyric Theatre: two new shows 1812 The Songbook and James Street and two revivals If Cows Could Fly and Tobacco Troubadour.
  • In 2013 they added more stage area and lighting to Artword Artbar for their own brand of original ensemble theatre: Scroogissimo!James StreetMacBush, the MusicalLangston Hughes vs Joe McCarthy, Cu’Fu? and Charly’s Piano.
  • In September 2019 they sold the 15 Colbourne building. Performances at Artword Artbar continued up to November 17, 2019. (The final concert, by The Hill Brothers, is now up on our YouTube channel.)
  • From February 2020 going forward, Ronald Weihs and Judith Sandiford, as Artword Theatre, continued to create original theatre in Hamilton on a project-by-project basis. Their first 202o project Walter: My name is Walter James Cross and I have schizophrenia was closed March 13, a day before the end of its run, due to the Covid-19 quarantines.