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Mark Robins

Mark has been writing about the arts for almost twenty years. He has written professionally for both Xtra, and an international trade magazine. No stranger to the stage, Mark has been both an actor and director. He even won an acting award once. In addition to writing and editing for Halifax Presents he is also contributing editor at Vancouver Presents. He is a past member of the jury for the Critics Choice Innovation Award for The Jessies, Vancouver's professional theatre awards. Mark and his partner David are recent transplants from the West Coast and now call Halifax home.

Cozying up with Jennifer King’s The Twilight Hour

While the release of a new album by Halifax-based pianist Jennifer King may be newsworthy in its own right, what makes The Twilight Hour different from...

Mirror Mirror is most definitely not Disney’s Snow White

"It's based on Snow White but most definitely not the Disney version," says Halifax soprano Maureen Batt of Anna Pidgorna's mini-opera Mirror Mirror.  Instead, the piece gets...

Dawn George explores the essence of produce at this year’s Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival

One of the great things about festivals like the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF) is its variety. From the 14-hour (yes, that is not a...

Neptune Theatre re-opens as a temporary cinema with Splinters

Following its months-long closure due to the pandemic, Halifax's Neptune Theatre re-opens the doors to Fountain Hall. But it may not be for what...

The year of Walter Ostrom continues with Art Gallery of Nova Scotia exhibit

2020 is quickly becoming the year of Walter Ostrom. Featured in Israel Ekanem's documentary film at this year's FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, the celebrated...

Music and heroism two miles underground

Last seen in Neptune Theatre's critically acclaimed and award-winning production of The Color Purple, Beau Dixon returns to Halifax with his one-person show, Beneath Springhill: The...

Andrew Prashad continues to take one step at a time

Last seen on a Halifax stage in the critically acclaimed Cinderella, in his latest outing for Neptune Theatre, Andrew Prashad takes audiences on a very personal...

A community still divided: new documentary revisits the death of Phillip Boudreau

While Mi'kmaq and non-Indigenous fishers currently make headlines as they clash in St. Marys Bay, Dartmouth-based documentary filmmaker Megan Wennberg revisits another more tragic...

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