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We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Masuma Khan (@iamgeneralkhan) as the new Executive Director of the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op, starting June 1st!    Masuma is a local

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As seen on Penn and Teller: Fool Us, and winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2023 Halifax Fringe Festival

Actual wizard and Halifax magician Vincenzo Ravina brings his magic to the mysterious, enigmatic, haunted, and illustrious Bus Stop Theatre.

In this unusual show, there will be: Potions! Ghosts! Playing cards! Murder!

Actual Wizard is funny, mystifying, absurd, and experimental.

Note: This event will be video recorded, audio recorded, and photographed. The audience may appear in these recordings. By entering the event premises, you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction.

Ticket Information:

First Row Reserved: $30

General Admission: $25
@halifaximprovfest Halifax we’ve heard your call, you’ve told us you love the improv in this city and gosh we’ve got an exciting announcement! 
Your favourite festival is putting on ANOTHER FESTIVAL! Halifax Improv Fest presented by Halifax Fringe Festival coming to the Bus Stop Theatre this summer! 
We’ll have all your favourite improvisers in the city and from out of town running workshops, shows, after parties and more! All based out of the wonderful Bus Stop Theatre July 11-14! Join us for the Halifax Improv Festival and keep your eyes on our socials and website for more exciting details to come! 
Poster by @brayowulf 
[I.D A purple/pink background with a cartoon purple and black raven screaming. Inside it’s mouth the words Halifax Improv Fest July 11-14. The Halifax Fringe logo in the corner]
HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!

We are excited to be throwing a Queer New Moon Party! Hosted by BST staff @inkdscotian and @trash_star 🫶

DJ’s @sp1nalflu1d and @mx.goldazz will be cooking up a delicious batch of grooves and moves to sweeten up your pride month. 🍭

🗓️July 5th
🕘9pm - 1am
📍The Bus Stop Theatre
💲$10/PWYC at the door
‼️Masks and covid testing recommended‼️

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns💫

Image Description: poster with rainbow background with new moon and blue gummy bear graphic on left side of poster. Original Illustration of Black Trans Queer being with dark skin, pink n blue hair, teal mini skirt n harness and platform heels busting a move in a lollipop pole to the right side of poster. Poster reads candy themed , hosted by Maggi and Lou, big title read QUEER NEW MOON PARTY, DJ GOLDAZZ N’ 
SP!NALFLU!D, July 5th  9pm-1am $10/PWYC
2203 GOTTINGEN, ST KJIPUKTUK
Please keep mind that tonight’s show has a NO LATE COMERS Policy

Repost: @miyamask 
LADDER 梯子 opens tonight to a SOLD OUT show!!

Tickets are still available for Saturday matinee and evening as well!

See you tonight at the Bus Stop Theatre (@busstoptheatre). We will give an artist talk after tonight’s show and after tomorrow’s matinee. We’ll also be happy to chat in the lobby afterwards!

Collaboration:

Tokyo based Butoh dancer, Emiko Agatsuma (@emiko.agatsuma)
Halifax based Mask Artist, Miya Turnbull (@miyamask)
Edmonton based Musician Gozu Mezu (Hitoshi Sugiyama, @gozu_mezu)

Friday, June 28th at 7:30pm
Saturday June 29th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm 
Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax, NS

Purchase tickets: 
https://bit.ly/laddertickets

ALSO EXCITING NEWS: Hitoshi is releasing a mini-album of the music from Ladder today. Check it out here:
 https://gozumezu.bandcamp.com/album/ladder

Organized by AGAXART and Miya Turnbull

LADDER 梯子 is
Supported by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Art Nova Scotia (Support4Culture) @artsnovascotia @support4culture
Canada Council for the Arts/ Conseil des arts du Canada @canada.council
Kinetic (Halifax) @kineticstudiodance

Additional thanks to Prismatic Arts Festival, Dance Nova Scotia (DANSpace) and the Japanese Society of Halifax. 

Photo credits: Still images from our film shoot yesterday with the amazing Dario Lozano-Thornton (@dlozanothornton)

#ladder #collaboration #butoh #masks #nstheatre #nsart #nsdance #busstoptheatre #emikoagatsuma #miyaturnbull #agaxart #miyamask #japancanadaexchange #artsns #nsarts #performance #hitoshisugiyama #gozumezu #butohperformance #maskperformance #dariolozanothornton #northwindowproductions
🇺🇸 THE AMERICA SHOW! ONE-NIGHT-ONLY 4TH OF JULY TRUE PATRIOT EXTRAVAGANZA 🇺🇸 🇺🇸
(And fundraiser! And “whoops we forgot to film an archival!” taping!)

PRESENTED BY THE UNNATURAL DISASTER THEATRE CO.
Directed by Logan Robins
Stage Management by Gina Woodward
Featuring Jesssie Walker as JESSICA KISSINGER!

THE AMERICA SHOW! is back, Halifax! 
Join Jessica Kissinger as she remounts her legendary seminar for one night only on the 4th of July!

Hailed as a hit of the 2023 Halifax Fringe Festival, THE AMERICA SHOW! is a fully interactive seminar-style experience bringing the audience directly into the action of a “U.S. Department of Manifest Destiny Cultural Seminar.” Join Jessica (and her right-hand-stage-manager Gina) as she tackles Kinder Eggs, Women’s Rights, Self Defense, Dr. Phil and more. Described as “hilarious,” “raunchy,” and “the worst thing I have ever seen,” THE AMERICA SHOW! is a 50-minute-long foray into the trenches of nationalism, identity, and what it means to be truly free.

Embrace freedom at the Bus Stop Theatre, July 4th at 7:30PM!

Seats are limited for this event, book your tickets now at the link in bio!

DAY + TIME: July 4th, 7:30PM
LOCATION: The Bus Stop Theatre
(Accessibility information for the Bus Stop Theatre can be found here: https://busstoptheatre.coop/accessibility/)
TICKETS: $20 general admission, $15 students/arts worker/underwaged LINK IN BIO
RUN TIME: 50 minutes, no intermission
>>>>>>DATE CHANGE<<<<<<< (due to rain): One Port City for Liberation – Let’s Stop Teaching Genocide. Join us on SUNDAY June 16th @ 10am - 2pm. @palestine.solidarity.halifax 

One Port City Day in Halifax wants your kids to have a “fun day” to normalize the violence of Canada’s military. A military that is complicit in genocide around the world, including Palestine.

We are hosting our own family fun day to celebrate the vision of community we want to see. 

There will be...

* Za’atar zine with recipe sharing and supplies 
* Native seed ball making
* Screen printing
* Music
* Collective Memorial Installation (welcoming your contribution)
* Information on demanding an arms embargo

Sunday June 16th will be a day filled with opportunities to connect, grieve, play, and nourish each other <3
@everyseeker EVERYSEEKER 2024 
JUNE 13-16 | KJIPUKTUK
all events are free/ by donation 
masks are required 💖

🎟️ tickets available in @everyseeker bio

🌷thank you to our partners and sponsors:

@khybercentre 
@imaa_aami 
@eyelevel_arc 
@mjseatery 
@identitytheft.co 
@2crowsbrewing
@busstoptheatre
@2btheatre

🌷& our funders:

@canada.council
@artsnovascotia
@cdn.heritage
@hfxmoments

graphic by @riss_rat
@crescent_moon_cabaret is back with another vaudeville revue style variety show!
Less than two weeks away, get your tickets in advance:
https://www.showpass.com/crescentmoon/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR0JdDJ3xvcW7lh62Ra2EN0zStqwr685hgHMxkwAhb5eF6i6dF53smWp5cY_aem_AaPx_bB7_YyiBkv_SHxTMY9qxNrtagHkSU1WBRPgZQ2zVZqbApgR1jBf8h61foikXanKz-tphLp0uDbesbK95Q0b
Join the @busstopwriterscircle this Monday June 10th at the new 2b @ Video Difference Arts Hub for “Ask A Dramaturge (Or the Dramaturge Will Ask You),” with Santiago Guzmán, interim Artistic Director of Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre. 

In this lab-style workshop, writers will bring 1-2 scenes from their work-in-progress scripts to read and receive feedback from Santiago and their fellow participants. Whether you’re a seasoned playwright or brand new to scriptwriting, Santiago’s warm and insightful wisdom will leave you inspired to tackle your next draft with confidence.

Cost: $20 suggested donation, or FREE for Bus Stop Theatre Co-Op Members!

Location: 2b Arts Hub, 6086 Quinpool Road

Sign Up Form Link in bio and here : https://forms.gle/di7dUstLC1D4ww548!

Space is Limited sign up now!
The Bus Stop Theatre’s in-house program StART is partnering with @Unitycharity and @Atlanticbreakingalliance to present our June 9th Dance Showcase and Unity Qualifier Dance Battle!

The event will feature breakers from our 2024 mentorship training with @Switchbfam and @doc_mon2_uff in addition to a 1v1 Breaking battle and 1v1 Open Styles battle. $200 prize money for each category!

Winners receive top 8 placement at the @Halifaxmuralfestival competition, hosted by Unity Charity July 13th and the opportunity to perform at StART Fest on August 16th!

Sign up link in bio! https://forms.gle/gpUbAvxYQ5oY7oGm8

Thank you to our sponsors @Canada.Council, @Artsnovascotia and @support4culture
Check out this great interview on Mainstream NS with Jeff Douglas @nsjeffdouglas ft our new Executive  Director Masuma Khan @iamgeneralkhan . 
Click the link in our bio to see what Khan has to said about her goals and future endeavours with The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op! 
https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-37/clip/16071479
We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Masuma Khan (@iamgeneralkhan ) as the new Executive Director of the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op, starting June 1st! 

Masuma is a local community organizer and artist, born and raised in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia). She has worked in housing support and has years of experience in union governance. She is known for her overwhelming passion and commitment to dismantling systems of oppression. Those closest to her know her for her big smile and an even bigger heart. Many will also know her as local hip hop artist General Khan. Masuma has been breaking barriers in the local rap scene since the release of her first album Wrath of Khan in 2021. Poetry is an expression that is tied to her cultural practice as a Pashtun and her art style is influenced by her lived experiences facing white supremacy, colonialism, islamophobia and ableism.

“I am incredibly honoured and excited to be the new Executive Director of the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op” says Masuma. “I am dedicated to upholding the legacy Sébastien, the staff, and members have built together. I look forward to fostering new growth with our community.”

Outgoing Executive Director, Sébastien Labelle, will remain on staff until the end of June after which time he will leave his position after eight years of service for the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op. Sébastien oversaw tumultuous years for the little but mighty arts hub, carrying it through a major capital campaign to preserve and renovate the theatre (during a global pandemic). 

“The future of the Bus Stop looks bright ahead thanks to the collective efforts of a large community of people who love what this space provides and stands for” says Sébastien. “I feel a great sense of accomplishment as I step back and a great sense of excitement about where it can go from here under Masuma’s leadership.”
@atlanticboylesque The troupe accidentally erases every single movie in Kristyn’s vast VHS collection. Knowing this will destroy her, they quickly get to work recreating her favourite films. Will they pull off the dickception? Or will she uncover their dickery? How long can the troupe keep it up? Come find out.

Ticket link @atlanticboylesque bio

#MovieNight #Boylesque #Burlesque #BoylesquePerformer #BoylesqueTroupe #AtlanticBoylesque #Halifax #Kjipuktuk #BurlesquePerformer #Theatre #BeKindAndGrind
LADDER 梯子

GET performance TICKETS!
https://bit.ly/laddertickets

Collaboration | Butoh dancer, Emiko Agatsuma (@emiko.agatsuma) and Mask Artist, Miya Turnbull (@miyamask)
Music | Gozu Mezu (Hitoshi Sugiyama) (@gozu_mezu)

🟡 Butoh Workshops:
Dates | May 25, June 15 from 3-5pm.
Venue | Halifax Dance
Price | $30/workshop, $50/2 workshops (Pay What You Can option available)

🔴 Butoh Performances:
Date | June 28 (Fri) 7:30 pm, June 29 (Sat) 2:00 pm / 7:30 pm
Venue | Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax, NS, Canada
Price | $10 - 20

MORE INFO ▶ https://www.agaxart.com/ladder

Organized by AGAXART and Miya Turnbull

Supported by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Arts Nova Scotia (Support4Culture)
Canada Council for the Arts/ Conseil des arts du Canada

Additional thanks to Prismatic Arts Festival, Kinetic Studio and the Japanese Society of Halifax. 

@artsnovascotia @support4culture @canada.council @prismaticarts @kineticstudiodance @busstoptheatre #ladder #emikoagatsuma #miyaturnbull #miyamask #hitoshisugiyama #gozumezu #butohdance #butoh #collaboration #nikkei #agaxart #butohandmasks #japancanadaexchange #bringingtheartstolife  #happeninginhalifax

Repost @miyamask
Saturday and Sunday🦦

‘Ocean Kin’ is a poetic shadow show contemplating our relationship to body and self inspired by the ecology of the sea otter. Three performers animate plexi-glass puppets, 3D sculptural props and projected illustrations behind a screen using flashlights and an overhead projector that is both mechanically complex and visually rich. The performance carries a loose narrative through words and an ethereal soundscape created by Halifax musician, Layia. Inviting the audience to surrender to their inner quiet, ‘Ocean Kin’ is an emotive performance that is both aching and hopeful.

Creator - Jeighk Koyote

Co-Director - Megan Stewart

Co-Director - Ian McFarlane

Music Score - Layia

Animator - Jeighk Koyote

Animator - Forest Tremblay

Animator - Leah Gooyers

Tickets are PWYC at the door
@hellocityimprov 💕LETS KEEP THAT BALL ROLLIN’ BABY💕

Hello City will be back Sunday, May 26th with more goofs, more spoofs- this time fully aloof. Come see what all the fuss is about and welcome the longer days with some of the best improv in the whole dang city. our storyteller & guests will be announced so, so soon!

Get yer tickets now on Eventbrite, through our bio or buy them at the door!! See you there🥰
@mayworkskjipuktukhfx Reel Justice 📽✊️

Tonight at 6:45 @busstoptheatre

Returning for the first time since 2019, Mayworks is excited to present the Reel Justice program of short films. Showcasing shorts from across Atlantic Canada and the country at large, this year’s program highlights those who push to create space for themselves in places that often feel hostile or unwelcoming.

Total runtime: 65 minutes

Program:
Sisterhood Softball by Farhiya Ahmed (7 min)
Lacking a dedicated space, a group of muslim women create their own softball group to play the sport they love, but feel excluded from.

What Do you Think by Brandon Boyd (11 min)
Autistic Haligonians work to create space within the local filmmaking community.

The Body of My Name 名自字体 by Rosie Choo Pidcock (4 min)
Five Chinese Canadians return to their elementary school to reclaim their names through dance.

Black Boys Skate Too by Danica Ricamara (6 min)
Black skaters make a space and culture for themselves.

Miss Campbell: Inuk Teacher by Heather Campbell (15 min)
Part oral history and part visual poem, Miss Campbell: Inuk Teacher is the story of Evelyn Campbell, a trailblazer for an Inuit-led educational system in the small community of Rigolet, Labrador.

Songs of Unama’ki by Dawn Wells and Jeff Miller (22 min)
A look at The Mi’kmaw artists keeping tradional music alive, and those taking it into the future.

***more in comments***
@anifesthfx Wondering what’s in store for you? Here’s our full schedule and detailed film list! 

AFX13 will take place May 9 - 12, with films screening at @carbon_arc_cinema and @busstoptheatre
@mayworkskjipuktukhfx The Embodied Creation Project ✨

In February 2023, a person named Colleen began an embodied creation project. Nine months later, a human named Wren entered the world. This is a new performance exploration of how we can use our bodies to create, what queer parenthood can feel like, what we might want to embody in this world. Join us for a joyful, terrified, chaotic and introspective celebration.

Created and performed by Colleen Arcturus MacIsaac.
Directed and co-created by Coral Maloney.
Special guest appearances by Linda MacIsaac, Dorian Arcturus Lang, and Wren Arctutus.
Join us @busstoptheatre on May 12 at 3pm #mayworkskjipuktuk #mayworks2024 #mothersday #tickets #labour

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