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While COVID-19 restrictions have rendered in-person performances unfeasible, the companies involved in this year’s STAGES Theatre Festival are coming together to offer a series of online sessions that will explore behind-the-scenes aspects of each show.

STAGES Theatre Festival goes behind the curtain in 2020

While theatre groups around the world are pivoting to online performances during the pandemic, Halifax's Eastern Front Theatre is giving audiences a different perspective...
2b theatre's founding artistic co-directors Christian Barry and Anthony Black with Haliax Presents contributing editor at the Bus Stop Theatre during a recent interview. Photo by David Hannigan.

Big changes are coming to Halifax’s 2b theatre company

After 20 years as one of 2b theatre company's founding artistic co-directors, Anthony Black has announced he will be leaving the company. According to a...
The Bus Stop Theatre continues its drive to purchase its building. Photo by Mel Hattie.

The Bus Stop makes its final push

Following a recent contribution of $355,000 from Canadian Heritage, The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op has launched a final push to purchase and renovate its...
Members of the cast of the Halifax Theatre for Young People production of Brundibár. Photo by Terry Pulliam.

Halifax Theatre for Young People to stream opera once performed in Czech concentration camp

Like so many theatre companies around the world, the Halifax Theatre for Young People is going digital by presenting its 2019 production of Brundibár...
The Argyle Street Kitchen Partybank Theatre through August 25. Photo by Stoo Metz.

Neptune Theatre postpones summer season

In a media release, Neptune Theatre has announced its scheduled summer productions of The Argyle Street Kitchen Party and The Rocky Horror Show have...
"Our industry is based on anywhere from 150-450 people gathering in a room to watch a live performance. We’ve had to find ways to fill that void with some fun." - Neptune Theatre artistic director Jeremy Webb on his internet chat show Off The Leash. Photo by Stoo Metz.

Neptune Theatre stays connected while it plans for the future

Artists around the world are finding new ways to connect and engage with audiences during this time of physical distancing. With stages dark, many...
Amanda Mullally, Sarah Richardson and Alynne Sinnema in the Kick at the Dark Theatre production of Giant Killer Shark: The Musical. Photo by Stoo Metz.

Hurricanes and pandemics won’t stop this production of Giant Killer Shark: The Musical

Earlier this year, the Halifax Fringe Festival saw many of its shows cancelled due to Hurricane Dorian. Fast forward six months and many of...
"For those in live art forms like theatre, that rely on people being able to be in the same room as each other, the current state of the world has made it near-impossible to practice our art in the ways that we are used to. So, we are finding new ways." - Isolate Nights organizer Colleen MacIsaac.

Theatre artists from across the country come together for Isolate Nights

Seventy artists from across Canada have been busy this past week. While that might seem like an oxymoron given the state of the world...
Halifax Presents was live at the Bus Stop Theatre with Christian Barry and Anthony Black, the stars of 2b theatre's Softly, now. Photo by David Hannigan.

20 years of friendship: live with the company of Softly, Now

Part concert, part memoir, 2b theatre will present the world premiere of the company's newest show Softly, now. Unplugged and singing the soundtrack of their...
Emerging director Franziska Glen takes the helm with Antioche as part of Théâtre DesAssimilés' Premier Acte project.

Théâtre DesAssimilés steps away from the absurd with Antioche

The second production in Théâtre DesAssimilés' (TDA) Premier Acte project and the third from the company overall, the Halifax French-language theatre company will present...

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