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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Jeremy Webb named Neptune Theatre's new artistic director

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 11:34 AM

Webb at the Neptune announcement. - ISABELLE CHEVRIER
  • Webb at the Neptune announcement.
  • Isabelle Chevrier


After a nationwide search, Jeremy Webb (Off the Leash Creative, WillPower Theatre) has been named Neptune Theatre's new artistic director, following George Pothitos' eight-year run.

Currently the artistic producer of Eastern Front Theatre, Webb has performed in over 20 Neptune productions, most recently as Cogsworth the Clock in the theatre’s production of Beauty & The Beast.

"Now I know what they mean when they say your social media exploded,” says Webb. “I thought having a birthday on Facebook was exciting enough, but this is crazy—my phone started buzzing in my pocket seconds after my name was mentioned at the announcement."

“The reaction has been humbling. I didn’t know the extent to which people would be excited by this. I’m in awe of the fact that Neptune chose to hire someone that lives here, who knows this community, who knows and trusts the people,” says Webb. “I want to see my colleagues working, creating and getting energized along with Neptune.”

No stranger to the organization, Webb says he began working with Neptune the day after he got off the plane from England 19 years ago. He’s looking forward to continuing his commitment to highlighting emerging and diverse voices.

“The work I’ve been doing at Eastern Front—we have a different mandate: Atlantic Canadian stories by Atlantic Canadians. I’m really into that. We focus on diverse stories, shows at Eastern Front don’t normally get to be on the main stage at Neptune, there's lots of emerging artists, that’s something I’m going to carry on whilst helming Neptune,” says Webb. “That’s not to say that you won’t see the big musicals—it’s those big shows that make the edgier, more financially risky shows viable. I also want to expand the support base for other theatre organizations, I know a lot of the community members here and I’m excited by what they do in the trenches.”

“There are ways that Neptune can put dollars and love behind those writers—and not just writers, the directors of tomorrow and the designers of tomorrow, be it light, sound, costume, whatever. There’s a great team of professionals at Neptune who want to see that happen too.”

Citing Eastern Front’s Stages Theatre Festival, which centres emerging playwrights and gives a chance for new plays to be workshopped and read for the first time, Webb acknowledges that one of the most important things he can do in his new role is continue his commitment to those fresh voices. “Let’s face it, there’s only so much freshness a 49-year-old white dude can bring,” he says. “But I do what I can and I listen to other artists. Eventually us older actors will disappear and become extinct. But we have to keep the next generation coming. I think change is possible.”

Webb's five-year term will begin January 1, 2018 and he will program his first complete season with Neptune beginning in the fall of 2018.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Xara Choral Theatre searches for stories from the Halifax Explosion

Do you have a story about a woman in the Halifax Explosion?

Posted By on Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 4:12 PM

NICK RUDNICKI
  • Nick Rudnicki

Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble is calling for stories of women involved in relief efforts after the Halifax Explosion. 

The Hours Turn to Nothing, Xara’s collaboration with author Ami McKay, premiered in Halifax in April. Despite the evidence that women were needed and present following the explosion, they’ve largely been excluded from the narrative.

“A number of first-hand accounts exist from medical personnel; however, stories of women and children are frequently left out of the historical record,” says a press release from Xara.

The ensemble “wants to help correct the oversights of history” and The Hours Turn to Nothing is an effort to pay tribute to those women. It spotlights their stories—specifically, those of the midwives and nurses who travelled to Halifax in the aftermath of disaster—through an interdisciplinary choral performance. The show is touring across the Maritimes over the summer.

The ensemble is now asking anyone with a family story about a woman aiding in the explosion relief efforts to contact Stephanie Kincade.











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Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Halifax Fringe Festival wants you to come off the beaten track

The Atlantic Fringe Festival announces name change, festival lineup.

Posted By on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 12:04 PM

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Cinq à Sept at Good Robot
June 1, 5-7pm
Good Robot Brewing


The Atlantic Fringe Festival is going into its 27th year with a new name: The Halifax Fringe Festival. Executive director Lee-Anne Poole believes it will better represent the event, which she calls “one of the city’s biggest festivals that a lot of people don’t know about.”

When the fringe theatre event first began, it was the only of its kind in Atlantic Canada. Poole says that’s no longer the case, and since this one has always taken place in Halifax, it makes sense to say so.

It’s not really a rebranding, though: “We are exactly who we’ve always been,” explains Poole. “Our mission and values in the festival are the same.”

That mission is to put the spotlight on theatrical performances outside the mainstream, and hopefully provide a gateway for people who might be intimidated by theatre.

“There isn’t a ticket price that’s over $15.”

This year’s line-up is made up of more than 50 productions, including 20 touring shows. Among them is #KanderAndEbb by Torontonian Ryan G. Hinds. The comedy cabaret is dropping by fresh from Orlando Fringe.

Then there’s the Atlantic Canadian debut of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a ‘70s-inspired rock musical. Allister MacDonald stars as the title character while Geordie Brown directs.

Keeping with the rock n’ roll theme, Rock n Roll Saved my Life is expected to be another highlight show. This one-woman performance is a dark comedy, “bring your own venue” show presented at Gus’ Pub. Half of the proceeds go to Avalon Sexual Assault Centre.

“It’s one of the festivals that like, until you’re in the know, you don’t know about it—because theatre happens in dark rooms behind closed doors,” says Poole. Much of the event promotion depends on word of mouth, and the result it something of a bottleneck effect.

“We start out slow, and then by the end weekend we’re selling out and turning people away.”

Fringe is aiming to up its promotion game this year with the help of a GoFundMe page. The $10,000 goal will go towards festival guides, venue signage, pop-up banners and the like. They also hope to hire an outreach coordinator.

“We’d really like to get the word out to Halifax that this fringe festival is for them.”

Tonight, the fest is raising a glass to it’s 27th year at Good Robot Brewing. All are welcome.


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Neptune Theatre lifts the curtain on its 55th season

Line-up revealed at Thursday's launch.

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 4:12 PM

The cast of Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart performs. - REBECCA DINGWELL
  • The cast of Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart performs.
  • Rebecca Dingwell

As Once enters its last weeks onstage, Neptune Theatre shows no signs of slowing down. After the production ends on May 28, Neptune will start up renovations: The first major changes to the theatre since the “New Neptune Project” in the '90s.

On top of that, July will welcome a summer show to kick off the 55th season. Perhaps the most Nova Scotian musical you could think of—Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart—takes the stage and runs until September.

Those who love a Christmas classic (and cry-fest too) can take in a stage adaptation of It’s A Wonderful Life During the holiday season. Musicians such as Port Cities, Makayla Lynn and Janice Isabel Jackson are part of the year’s bonus features.

In addition to its own productions, Neptune is once again sharing its venue with smaller companies. The Villain’s Theatre was announced as the most recent Open Spaces winner with its production of The Blazing World. Open Spaces “provides access to space and technical support for local theatre companies free of charge,” says Rebecca Hiltz Leblanc, president of Neptune Theatre Foundation.

The 2017/18 series will be capped off with a story of one young woman, her mother and three possible fathers. The wacky journey leading up to protagonist Sophie’s wedding day is swept up in a wave of ABBA songs. I know I probably don’t even have to say the title, but it’s none other than Mamma Mia!

Donna Garner and Laura Caswell perform "Dancing Queen." - REBECCA DINGWELL
  • Donna Garner and Laura Caswell perform "Dancing Queen."
  • Rebecca Dingwell

Summer Presentation
Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart

Holiday Production
It’s A Wonderful Life by Frank Capra, adapted by George Pothitos 

Studio Series
Salt-Water Moon by David French
Half-Cracked: The Legend of Sugar Mary by Mary Colin Chisholm
In A World Created by a Drunken God by Drew Hayden Taylor

Mainstage Series
Seeds by Annabel Soutar
Snake in the Grass by Alan Aybourn
Jonas and Barry in the Home by Norm Foster
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
Mamma Mia! by Catherine Johnson





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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A merry band of Merritt winners

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 10:48 AM

The Tempest was the night's big winner, but there was plenty of admiration for all. - KEN SCHWARTZ
  • The Tempest was the night's big winner, but there was plenty of admiration for all.
  • Ken Schwartz


Stories about the power of community were front and centre at the 2016 Merritt Awards.

From Two Planks’ director Ken Schwartz’s hilarious tale of the entire cast of The Tempest soldiering on through a bout of the evocatively-named “poop flu” to Emerging Theatre Artist Award-winner Colleen MacIsaac’s generous donation of her Merritt winnings to the beloved Bus Stop Theatre, the mood was very much “all for one and one for all”.

Presenter Shahin Sayadi drew thunderous applause for his assessment that striving for more cultural diversity in the theatre scene could attract more people to Nova Scotia. “People simply want to see themselves reflected on our stages.”

Shakespeare By The Sea’s Elizabeth Murphy (recipient of the Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Theatre) and Bruce Klinger (winner of the Legacy Award) both spoke of the growth of the Nova Scotia theatre scene over the past 30 years, and of the community spirit that drives it.

The depth, breadth and future of the of the Nova Scotian theatre community was brought home by two poignant moments: The acceptance of the volunteer award by 89-year-old playwright Dean Taylor and the presentation of the Outstanding Production Award by Dalhousie's entire third year acting class.



Robert Merritt Award Winners 2016


Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (female)


Stephanie MacDonald as Gail/Glory/Rosellen in Watching Glory Die  (Mulgrave Road Theatre)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (male)

Stewart Legere as Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf  in I Am My Own Wife  (Shakespeare by the Sea)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (male)

Christopher Little as Ray Spangler, Finn Vannier, Lee Cassidy, Guy Pope, Mike Wallace, The Egg Salvador in  Hardboiled – A Sal Dali Crime Tale  by LoHiFi Productions

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (female)

Mauralea Austin as Aoife in Outside Mullingar (Festival Antigonish)

Outstanding Choreography

Jim Morrow (puppetry choreography) for The Tempest  (Two Planks and a Passion Theatre)

Outstanding Costume Design

Jennifer Goodman  for The Tempest   (Two Planks and a Passion Theatre)

Outstanding Direction

Ken Schwartz for The Tempest  (Two Planks and a Passion Theatre)

Outstanding Lighting Design

Leigh Ann Vardy for The 39 Steps  (Neptune Theatre)

Outstanding Musical Direction

Allen Cole for  The Highest Tides  (Chester Playhouse)

Outstanding New Play by a Nova Scotian


Theo Pitsiavas Hardboiled – A Sal Dali Crime Tale  (LoHiFi Productions)

Outstanding Original Score


Allen Cole for The Tempest  (Two Planks and a Passion Theatre)

Outstanding Set Design


Theo Pitsiavas, Christopher Little, Tony Owen  for Hardboiled – A Sal Dali Crime Tale (LoHiFi Productions)

Outstanding Sound Design

Brian Riley for Pop-Up Love Party (Zuppa Theatre Company)

Outstanding Production by a New or Emerging Company


The Story of a Sinking Man (Kick At The Dark Theatre Company)

Outstanding Production by an Established Company

The Tempest  (Two Planks and a Passion Theatre)

Outstanding Presentation

The Queen of Paradise’s Garden
by Andy Jones Productions, presented by Eastern Front Theatre

Special Awards:

Outstanding Technician
: Justin Dakai

Outstanding Stage Manager: Jane Creaser

Outstanding Volunteer
: Dean Taylor

Theatre Nova Scotia Scholarship
: GaRRy Williams & Ivy Charles

Wes Daniel’s Design Award: Rob Greene & Valley Summer Theatre

Mayor’s Award for Emerging Theatre Artist
: Colleen MacIsaac

Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Theatre: Elizabeth Murphy

Theatre Nova Scotia Legacy Award: Bruce Klinger
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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Controversy opens dialogue on cultural diversity

Posted By on Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 9:51 AM

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Playwright Roy Ellis didn't set out to offend anyone. His play, Black Dragon Mountain, originally slated to run at the Bus Stop Theatre from November 12th to the 18th, was intended to a be a fusion of Peking Opera and a modern fable that created something "hilarious, lewd and poignant".

However, once the marketing materials hit social media, controversy erupted. Members of Halifax's Chinese community were dismayed that Chinese characters were not being played by Chinese actors; that the costumes and makeup echoed racist images of the past; and most importantly, that the community to which the story belonged had not been consulted at all.

The conversation on the event's Facebook page was passionate and candid. "As a Chinese-Canadian, I don't find that the use of this medium does justice to the culture that I am partially immersed in.," said Vivien Chan.  "Being a first-generation immigrant, I frequently attempt to decolonize my thinking and eradicate internalized racism. I definitely remember the first time I encountered Peking Opera, and feeling a barrier to understanding the medium. Due to the difficulty of this medium, I don't understand the necessity of using it, especially with a predominantly western cast and audience."

A press release went out on Wednesday on behalf of Roy Ellis. It announced the cancellation of the play due to "concerns of cultural insensitivity". It also announced an event, hosted by Thom Fitzgerald, featuring  the perspectives of a multicultural group of theatre practitioners and members of the Chinese-Canadian community. The panel included Ivy Ho, Dr. Simon Kow, Vivien Chan, Sharleen Kalayil, Cory Bowles and Pasha Ebrahimi who addressed the subject of cultural appropriation.

Nearly 100 people turned out for the event. What transpired was two-and-a-half hours of valuable conversation that has the potential to bring more cultural sensitivity to theatre practice in this city.

As one audience member put it, "It's not about intent, it's about impact."

You can read a fuller account of the meeting in The Coast  this Thursday. 


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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Stages Theatre Festival lineup announced

Get your theatre-watching eyes warmed up for June 17-28's bonanza

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:37 AM

Cathy Jones - VIA CBC.CA
  • Cathy Jones
  • via cbc.ca

Presented by Eastern Front Theatre, Stages Theatre Festival packs it in June 17-28, with six full productions, family friendly events, work from new and established artists and play-readings. 


Artistic producer Charlie Rhindress curated the festival and stayed true to the name. Showing plays at different stages in their development, by artists at different stages in their careers on a variety of stages across the city.

Fill your dance card now with the lineup:

Stranger to Hard Work
Written and performed by Cathy Jones
June 17 & 19-21 - 7:00pm - $20
Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle St.
Canadian cultural icon, comedienne and one of the funniest women on television, Cathy Jones returns to the stage with her third one woman show, Stranger To Hard Work. In this new show Cathy shares her unique perspective on a variety of topics from food to money and the troublesome people in her life. It's a funny, thought provoking look at what she's learned so far. (80 mins)

Let’s Not Beat Each Other to Death (a work-in-progress)
Written and performed by Stewart Legere (a work-in-progress)
Director - Christian Barry (appears with the permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association)
June 17-20 - 9:00pm - $15
The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen St.
Let’s Not Beat Each Other To Death is a play/memorial/electro-pop dance party. Beginning as a reaction to violence against the queer community in Nova Scotia, its scope expands outward and becomes a search for explanation, compassion, and catharsis on a global scale. It’s a participatory event that asks audiences to remember, celebrate, think, and dance. (75 mins)

LANDLINE: A Game Of Unlikely Rendezvous
By Dustin Harvey and Adrienne Wong
Produced by Secret Theatre and Neworld Theatre
June 27 & 28 - 2:00pm - $10
LANDLINE is a performance taking place at once in two places. Participants walk city streets, listening to an audio guide and conversing in real time with a stranger in a different city using text messaging. As the experience unfolds, individuals are prompted simultaneously to share stories, memories, and secrets. You are both audience and performer engaged in a game of unlikely rendezvous. The project largely takes place outside, using the urban landscape as backdrop for the relationship forming between two strangers. LANDLINE offers participants a curious exposure to the feeling of being alone together. Email info@easternfronttheatre.com for reservation details. (75 mins)

Let’s Try This Standing
Created and performed by Gillian Clark
Directed by Anthony Black (appears with the permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association)
Produced by Keep Good (Theatre) Company
June 25-27 - 7:00pm - $10
The Living Room, 2353 Agricola St.
Gillian Clark’s work-in-progress production of Let’s Try This Standing, tells funny, intimate, and strange stories about everything that has happened since she was hit by an SUV in 2010. Dealing with recovery as an ongoing process, the show creates a space where, together, we can be honest about how okay we are. (60 mins)

Halifax Theatre for Young People and Eastern Front Theatre present these family-friendly productions:

God’s Middle Name
Written by Jennifer Overton
Directed by Tessa Mendel
Produced by Halifax Theatre for Young People
June 18 & 19 - 10:30am
June 20 & 21 - 4:00pm
Adults $10, Students $7
Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle St.
God’s Middle Name is the poignant true story of a mother’s journey to accept her son’s autism and the multiple challenges of living with autism. This new version of the award winning show has been crafted to help young people gain a deeper understanding of how the world is experienced for people with autism and those who are part of their lives. (60 mins)

The Queen of Paradise's Garden
Written and performed by Andy Jones
June 24 & 26 - 7:00pm
June 27 & 28 - 4:00pm
Adults $10, Students $7
Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle St.
Told with the humour, warmth and sly wit that has made Andy Jones one of Newfoundland’s finest and best-loved storytellers, The Queen of Paradise's Garden follows Jack, the delightful, mischievous, big-hearted hero of so many island tales. Using puppets, Jones performs the story of Jack’s search for a magical fruit that will make his parents young again. (40 mins)

Ten-Minute Play Contest
Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm - $5 suggested donation at the door
Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle St.
Written by young people in Grades 10-12 and workshopped by professional theatre artists, four short plays will be presented in association with the Imperial Oil Foundation, Theatre Nova Scotia, and the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre.

Play-Readings for Young Audiences
Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm - $5 suggested donation at the door
The Living Room, 2353 Agricola St.
In partnership with Eastern Front Theatre, Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC), and Theatre Nova Scotia, Halifax Theatre for Young People will offer back-to-back readings of two great new plays for young audiences.

The Blue Dot
By Evan Wade Brown
The Pale Blue Dot is about the relationships we have with space and time, dreams, and science. The play, by local playwright, performer, technician and designer Evan Brown, will take us through fantastic places of possibility in the dreaming landscape of a woman who feels a tremendous connection to the fate of the Voyager 1, which captured an image of earth as a small, pale, blue dot.  

The Amazing Melvins
By Lindsay Wilson
The Amazing Melvins, uses illusion as its central conceit - both as a theatrical device and a way to express how difficult it is to grow up under society’s expectations of gender. Now resident in Halifax, Lindsay Wilson is a graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto, Ontario and completed her M.A. in Creative Writing at Concordia University.

Special events, all pay what you can, suggested donation $5 at the door.

DEMOSTAGE 6
Produced by Secret Theatre
Thursday, June 18 - 6:30pm
The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen St.
DEMOSTAGE is a curated platform of projects in development by emerging and established Nova Scotian artists. Presenters show what they’ve been working on and then the audience asks questions and offers feedback. Everyone is always encouraged to stick around and interact further. (60 mins)

Keeping Up With The Joneses
Wednesday, June 24 - 8:00pm
Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle St.
In the Studio with Charlie is a live talk show hosted by our Artistic Producer, the very funny writer and performer, Charlie Rhindress. In the Studio celebrates prominent Atlantic Canadian artists and for Stages we have two of Canada’s funniest performers,  siblings Cathy and Andy Jones. Talking about growing up in Newfoundland, CODCO, and where they are now it promises to be a lively, thought provoking conversation, live on stage. (60 mins)

Playwright’s Unit in Performance
Friday, June 26 - 8:30pm
The Living Room, 2353 Agricola St.
Eastern Front Theatre’s Playwrights Unit is a group of Halifax based writers who meet to share their progress on current works and receive feedback from their peers. Stages will feature staged readings in The Living Room from works in progress by these talented individuals. (60 mins)

Staging Film: A Variety Show of Nova Scotia Filmmakers
Saturday, June 27 - 8:00pm
Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle St.
Known for their diverse creative talent, Nova Scotian artists have long made a living in a variety of disciplines. Given the interdependence across numerous creative sectors, professional artists from across the province have stood up to voice their support and need for a healthy film-making industry in Nova Scotia. This variety show will shine a positive spotlight on the talented film-workers who strive to brighten not only our screens, but our musical and theatrical institutions as well. Proceeds from this event will go to support Screen NS and the Actors’ Fund of Canada. (90 mins)

For tickets call 902-429-7070, online at easternfronttheatre.com, or in person at the Neptune Theatre Box Office, 1593 Argyle Street. Taxes and service charges extra.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Neptune Theatre launches 2015/2016 season

Great Expectations, Lungs, Shrek: The Musical and more

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 2:09 PM

Neptune Theatre's 2015/16 season launch was announced yesterday, and yes, there is a Shrek musical. Now in its 53rd season, Neptune's lineup includes six productions as part of the Fountain Hall series, and three in the Studio series. There are also four "bonus features": Hank Williams Live – 1952 October 9-11, brought to life by Joe Matheson; Ladies of Song starring Karen Myatt January 29-31—Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Edith Piaf, Barbra Streisand and more in what I can only imagine is a pretty cool Little Voice scenario; Remembering Patsy Cline & Friends May 20-22—Margot Sampson sings Cline, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and more, and Rant and Raise with Rick Mercer at the Spatz Theatre, Mercer speaks his mind in support of Neptune, one night only May 13.

The 52nd season closes with The Addams Family on the Fountain Hall stage April 7 - May 24 and Trudeau Stories performed by Brooke Johnson, plays April 21-May 3. Tickets for both shows are available online at www.neptunetheatre.com, in person at the box office, by phone at 902-429-7070 or toll free 1-800-565-7345.

The complete 53rd season:

FOUNTAIN HALL SERIES
September 15 - October 4 Great Expectations
October 20 - November 8 Boom
November 24 - January 3 A Year with Frog and Toad (Holiday Musical)
January 19 - February 7 Stag and Doe
February 15 – March 6 2 Pianos, 4 Hands
March 29 - May 29 Shrek: The Musical

SCOTIABANK STUDIO SERIES
October 13 - 25 Lungs
February 9 - February 21 Marion Bridge
April 19 - May 1 The Drowning Girls

Subscription packages are on sale now.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Looking at the 2015 Merritt Awards

Bitching, jokes and celebration

Posted By on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 10:25 AM

Kazan Co-op's His Greatness took home two awards.
  • Kazan Co-op's His Greatness took home two awards.

If art reflects life, then the 2015 Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Awards show was a perfect reflection of the mood right now in snow-bound Halifax.

There was recognition that making a life in theatre can feel a lot like trying to forge a path through a world of six-foot snow banks. There was a sense that theatre artists, like all Haligonians, are stronger when they work together against adversity. There was bitching. There were jokes. But mostly, there was a celebration of some of Nova Scotia’s best theatre.

Hosts Joanne Miller and Karen Bassett—“Halifax’s Tina Fey and Amy Poehler”—provided some incisive social commentary on everything from the dearth of good roles for middle-aged women to the lack of racial diversity on the Nova Scotia scene (suggested hashtag: #MerrittsSoWhite).

The big winner of the night was Neptune Theatre which scooped up several awards for its vibrant, crowd-pleasing Mary Poppins and its A-1 Billy Bishop Goes to War. Kazan Co-op’s production of His Greatness was recognized with two awards, and the Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Theatre went to Kazan’s co-founder Kathryn MacLellan.

“Artists in Nova Scotia are one of the most valuable resources we have,” said MacLellan in her passionate acceptance speech. “If we thrive culturally, we thrive economically.”

CLICK HERE for a full list of the winners.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Your 2015 Merritt Awards nominees

Winners to be announced at the gala Monday, March 23 at Casino Nova Scotia Schooner Room

Posted By on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 4:02 PM

OneLight Theatre's Chess With the Doomsday Machine has been nominated for best sound design by Nick Bottomley. OneLight's artistic director is pictured on the set. - LENNY MULLINS
  • OneLight Theatre's Chess With the Doomsday Machine has been nominated for best sound design by Nick Bottomley. OneLight's artistic director is pictured on the set.
  • Lenny Mullins

The Theatre Nova Scotia annual Merritt Awards have announced the talented nominees who will fight it out for top spot at the Robert Merritt Awards gala on Monday, March 23, 7pm at Casino Nova Scotia’s Schooner Room.

Hosted by Joanne Miller and Karen Bassett and produced by Jeremy Webb, the gala will honour the province's theatre community with awards in 14 categories, from a selection of 50 theatre productions that took place in 2014. Tickets are open to the public. Call Theatre Nova Scotia 902-425-3876 or via www.theatrens.ca Price: $25 each or $200 for a table of ten

CLICK HERE for a full list of nominees. (PDF) In addition to this list, Theatre Nova Scotia will present the Outstanding Technician/Stage Manager, Volunteer, and Legacy, as well as the Mayor’s Awards for Achievement in Theatre and Emerging Artist.

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