The Susan Douglas Rubes Forever Young Society

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Susan Douglas Rubes and Jan Rubes

A much-beloved leader, producer and artist, Mrs. Rubes was the founder of Young People’s Theatre. Mrs. Rubes passed away at the age of 87 on January 23, 2013 and will be greatly missed by her YPT family and remembered as a pioneer in Theatre for Young Audiences. Susan always said, “Because it is for children, it has to be the best.”

Proudly carrying on the legacy of Mrs. Rubes, the Susan Douglas Rubes Forever Young Society recognizes and thanks generous donors who have arranged legacy gifts that will extend beyond their lifetimes to support the very best in children’s theatre.

No gift is a small gift. Each gift makes a difference.

Contact Elizabeth Sheffield, Associate Director of Development, at 416.363.5131 x203 to learn more about legacy gifts, or download our planned giving package below.

Susan Rubes
Susan Rubes, on left, pictured with Morrison and Sharon Hampson of Sharon, Lois and Bram fame, founded Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre in 1965.

Susan Rubes, founder of Young People’s Theatre, dead at age 87
By: Richard Ouzounian Theatre Critic,
Published on Thursday January 24, 2013

Susan Douglas Rubes revolutionized the world of theatre for young audiences in the city of Toronto by staying true to one simple belief: “Only the best is good enough for children.” She died peacefully in Toronto after a lengthy illness on Jan. 23, surrounded by her family. She was 87.

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usan Douglas Rubes thought theatre for children should be of professional quality. (YouTube)

Children’s theatre pioneer Susan Douglas Rubes dies
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:38:30 GMT | By CBC News,

Susan Douglas Rubes, a pioneer of children’s theatre who founded the Young People’s Theatre of Toronto, has died. She was 87. Rubes died in Toronto on Jan. 23, according to a release from YPT. An actor, producer and director, Toronto, Rubes founded YPT in 1966 and developed and produced numerous Canadian works for children.