David Jacklin


     A native of St. Thomas, Ontario, with a BFA in Acting from University of Windsor, and now a longtime resident of Perth-Upon-Tay, near Ottawa, he and his wife, Janice, have been producing theatre in Perth since 1983, first with the highly innovative Perth Summer Theatre and, since 1995, with BarnDoor Productions.
     Together, they have produced some 170 shows in Perth and area. David has worked with a dozen companies across Ontario and his plays, too, have been successfully produced from Windsor to Ottawa. He is the author/composer/lyricist of some 30 shows and the recipient of a number of writing awards, including two Ottawa Valley Book Festival Playwrighting Awards.
     In 2011, after more than 25 years in other venues, the Jacklins opened their own space, the Full Circle Theatre, in Perth. In 2012, David and Janice were each awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for their 30+ years of work in theatre in Perth and for, as stated in the medals’ citations, their “contributions to Canada.”


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Perth's original community theatre since 1995.
High-energy, original, surprising theatre that "belies its amateur status." (Perth Courier)

A few shots from our past

The Full Circle Theatre

The Jacklins' 102 seat Full Circle Theatre is a fully barrier-free, ground-level proscenium theatre that is not only home to Barndoor Productions, but is available for rental by outside groups. From musical concerts to cinema screenings to dance to touring productions to vaudeville, the Full Circle Theatre is a welcoming, affordable, comfortable performance space for nearly any event. 26 Craig Street, Perth, ON, near Last Duel Park.

To the right is a short video of  BarnDoor's history (up to a couple of seasons ago.) >>

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Works In Progress

Some scripts that are coming soon

Preview page for Hansel & Gretel coming soon

Since January 9, 2017