Saint John Theatre Company
YouTube    Twitter    Facebook
Volunteer     Contact Us     Join Email List     News Archive     The Theatre Store
Saint John Theatre Company

About Us


Saint John Theatre Company Wants Blood

For immediate release

Local production of Dracula partners with Canadian Blood Services to promote blood donation

SAINT JOHN, October 24, 2007 - Saint John Theatre Company’s production of Dracula - which opens the 2007-2008 main stage season on November 15th - has become a matter of life and death.

That’s because the company is working with Canadian Blood Services to promote the importance of blood donation to the local community. Starting on Halloween, outreach programming for Dracula will include a series of events to promote awareness and participation in blood donation.

"We love to find ways to link our productions to local issues and needs," says Stephen Tobias, Artistic Director of the Saint John Theatre Company. "A partnership with Canadian Blood Services seemed like a great fit for Dracula, which tells the frightening tale of a blood-thirsty vampire."

Canadian Blood Services is delighted to be working with the Saint John Theatre Company in this unique partnership." We like to lighten up once in a while," says Jacqueline Alain, Donor Services Manager for Canadian Blood Services New Brunswick. “We’ll be telling our donors that Dracula may WANT your blood, but hospital patients NEED your blood.”

And there is a definite need. According to Canadian Blood Services, this past summer blood donations were at their lowest level since Canadian Blood Services took over the blood system. It is vitally important that donors take the time to donate now to help re-build the national blood supply before the holiday season.

Scott Thomas, who plays Dracula in the Saint John Theatre Company production, feels strongly about blood donation and is a regular donor. "It really is the ultimate gift - giving of yourself," says Thomas. "I would hate to see one of my friends or family risk not having blood if they were in an accident."

On October 31st, you can join Dracula (Scott Thomas) as he donates blood from 11:30 – 12:30PM at Canadian Blood Services (405 University Ave). Canadian Blood Services is also offering free testing for your blood type on the same day (October 31) from 11:30 – 1:30PM at Level 1 Brunswick Square.

Additionally, anyone who donates blood between October 31st – November 13th will be entered in a daily draw for two free tickets to Saint John Theatre Company’s production of Dracula, November 15-17 at Imperial Theatre. To book an appointment to donate blood, call 1 888 2 DONATE.


For more information:

Julia Bachman
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Saint John Theatre Company
652.7584 or

Amanda Cullen
Communications Specialist, Canadian Blood Services
648 -5008 or



Latest News 



TWO MAIN STAGE SHOWS FOR $70! Includes one ticket to Shakespeare In Love and one ticket to Mamma Mia! To order please call Imperial Theatre box office at 1-800-323-7469. 

Fundy FRINGE Festival Applications will be accepted from January 2-March 30, 2018. For more infomation please visit:

Directing Workshop with Ron Kelly Spurles will be held at 112 Princess St on January 13 & 14. An informative weekend for aspiring and seasoned directors! Fee $55. Workshop details and registration.  

BRENT MASON & FRIENDS PRESENT: A GALE OF A TALE.  Featuring Brent Mason, Clyde A. Wray and Dan Culberson. February 2 at 8pm at BMO Studio. An evening of music, imagery and poetry showcasing Saint John past and present on the anniversary of the Ground Hog Gale. Tickets are $20. or call 1-888-311-9090.

ALFIE ZAPPACOSTA at BMO Studio at 8pm on February 17The award winning singer/songwriter returns with a smooth blend of jazz, contemporary and acoustic melodies.  Tickets are $30. www.ticketpro.caor call 1-888-311-9090

LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan. A Murmuration Theatre Collective production.  February 22-24 at BMO Studio Theatre at 7:30pm. In a time of global anxiety, a young couple wants to have a child but are running out of time. Tickets are $22.50 adult and $15 for students. or call 1-888-311-9090. 





Learn about our 2017-2018 Main Stage season line-up & how you can subscribe!


Saint John Theatre Company

Main Stage
Presentation Series
Single Ticket Prices
Photo Gallery
Subscription Options & Prices
Subscriber Information




  Training & Outreach
Theatre Training
Youth Outreach Initiatives
Community Group Tickets


  About Us
Mission / Vision
Staff & Board Listing