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LunaSea Theatre Company announces new artistic producers

The Halifax feminist theatre company has announced Kathleen Dorian and Ailsa Galbreath as its new artistic producers.

Halifax’s LunaSea Theatre Company has announced Kathleen Dorian and Ailsa Galbreath’s appointment as its new artistic producers.

“I’m so pleased that Kathleen and Ailsa are assuming the helm at LunaSea,” says LunaSea co-founder Martha Irving in a media release. “They bring a fresh and inclusive feminist vision, tremendous business acumen, and huge heart that will propel LunaSea forward into 2021. I can’t wait to see how they will transform the company.”

Dorian and Galbreath’s appointment comes following a quiet year for the feminist theatre company following the removal of its artistic director.

Emerging talents in Halifax, Dorian and Galbreath come to LunaSea after six years as half of Tea Time Creation Co, a clown-troupe turned theatre company that works to create adaptations and new works for unconventional spaces.

Galbreath is no stranger to LunaSea, having performed with the company in 2017 and as the lead for a short run at EFT’s Stages Festival in 2018.

Dorian has performed with Halifax’s Zuppa Theatre and toured with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, performing black-light puppet shows across the US, China and Singapore.

Together, the duo created The Arborists for the Skampede Festival in Victoria, British Columbia and A Period Piece for Kinetic’s Open Series in Halifax.

“We are so grateful to the board and Martha for trusting us with LunaSea’s future,” says Dorian and Galbreath in the release. “Though it is daunting to fill such big shoes and in a time of uncertainty for our industry, we are excited to carry on LunaSea’s mission and mandate to focus on telling women’s stories with innovation and excellence and look forward to further investigating what it means to tell inclusive feminist stories today and what stories and experience are still going untold.”

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