The show goes online

How the adaptable creativity of Halifax’s indie theatre scene is keeping performance art alive.
Act one: A change in shape Our story begins against the backdrop of a global pandemic, set during a year so unprecedentedly strange, the vernacular to discuss it is still being ironed out.

Step inside the Art Arena

A hybrid performance showcase puts marginalized artists in the spotlight.
Art Arena!

Eastern Front Theatre announces new Artistic Director

Kat McCormack wants to "support our community and get people working—and get people working together.”
Kathryn McCormack—her friends call her Kat, and she really wants all of Halifax and local theatre to be her friend, so you should call her that too—has an energy that is palpable from the second she enters the Zoom call.

Yes, the 2020 Halifax Fringe Festival is happening

The event's 30th year sees a festival that's mostly online and wholly celebratory of live art.
Last year, a hurricane tried to stop Halifax Fringe. This year, a global pandemic attempted.

Say hello to the return of the live show

Hello City and Shakespeare By The Sea combine forces to bring improv to Point Pleasant Park August 8 and 22..
Get ready to go to Point Pleasant Park's Cambridge Battery to see a show—but not the one you might be thinking of: Hello City improv group (with the support of Shakespeare by the Sea) is filling the space with a socially distant improv show, called Hello City by the Sea.

Take a look at Zuppa's stunning Vista

The theatre company leads you to yet another life-changing sight with a play that's also an app.
Vista 20 Available until May 31 download the free app via mayworkshalifax.ca. “Here’s a little experiment,” asks Vista20, a new web-based app by Halifax’s Zuppa Theatre Company.

Here's everyone who won at Theatre Nova Scotia's Merritt Awards this week

Spoiler alert: Neptune's production of The Color Purple cleaned up.
While COVID-19 meant that the local theatre scene couldn't gather IRL to celebrate another smashing year of stage productions, that doesn't mean the (awards) show wouldn't go on. Rather, Theatre Nova Scotia crowned the best plays, performers and producers (to name a few) via streaming on Monday night.

An update from Ticket Halifax about COVID cancellations

Please note that due to the current (and evolving) situation with COVID-19 and the provincial government's recommendation to limit mass gatherings over 150 people, many of the events we ticket for on Ticket Halifax have been postponed or cancelled.

Neptune Theatre and Symphony Nova Scotia cancel events over COVID-19 concerns

Symphony Nova Scotia announced today the rest of its 2019-2020 season will be cancelled. If you already had tickets to a cancelled event, the cost of them can be donated to the Symphony, as the loss of shows means revenue loss for the organization.

Going out this weekend? Read this first

Many events are being cancelled and postponed in the wake of COVID-19 concerns.
Hours ago, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer Robert Strang said at a press conference that while there's no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province yet, he expects the virus will arrive here eventually. In the meantime, he urges that public gatherings must be kept to a maximum of 150 people.

Will You Taste Our Blood won’t let you look away

“Where do we learn about sex? How does rape culture grow around us?” asks local playwright with her newest piece of theatre.
Will You Taste Our Blood Mar 5-Mar 7 The Pit, University of King's College, 6350 Coburg Road 8-10pm $5/$10

Seeing Forest Town for the trees

A new, experimental play makes everyday gender injustice visible.
Forest Town Feb 27-Feb 29, 7:30pm; Mar 1, 1:30pm; 7:30pm The Park Place Theatre, 5480 Point Pleasant Drive $15/$20

Viola Desmond and the Controlled Damage done

Andrea Scott’s world-premiere Neptune play unpacks the legacy of Nova Scotia’s accidental activist icon.
Controlled Damage Feb 4-23; Tue-Fri, 7:30 pm; Sat-Sun 2pm & 7:30pm Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street $30-$51 Andrea Scott's new play Controlled Damage—about the life of Viola Desmond—is having its world premiere on Friday at Neptune Theatre.

The Steady Theatre Co. steers on

A theatre troupe making it work—and making art—wherever it can.
Listen to the Wind Feb 6-8, 7pm; Feb 9, 6pm Jonathan McCully Mansion, 2507 Brunswick Street and Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Road Sold out

Jim Gaffigan goes beyond The Pale Tourist

The current king of comedy returns to Halifax this week.
Jim Gaffigan Thu Jan 16, 8pm Scotiabank Centre, 1800 Argyle Street $55.50-$95.50

Avery Jean Brennan takes the spotlight

The first out trans woman to perform in a Neptune show on the theatre’s main stage says she’s waiting for a day that this isn’t news.
There's a new set of cast members bringing a rainbow of representation to Neptune Theatre's main stage.

Review: Tiny packs a big punch

What if there have always been superheroes living among us?

The quiet brilliance of Hannah Moscovitch

Halifax’s most decorated playwright continues to shine.
Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story to Nov 23, 7:30pm with matinees Sat-Sun at 2pm Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street $30-$60

The Fiddler on the Roof plays on

A remount of the Tony-winning classic helps preserve culture and foster community.
Fiddler on the Roof shows at Spatz Theatre on Sat Nov 2 at 7:30pm and Sun Nov 3 at 1:30pm and 7pm.

In Print This Week

Vol 28, No 2
October 15, 2020

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