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Graphic Novel Publishing 101 with Sal Sawler

Have a passion for graphic novels and want to learn more about the publishing industry? In this workshop, we will have industry professional Sal Sawler from Emanta/Conundrum Press talk about

StART Mentorships

The Bus Stop Theatre and StART are offering 4 incredible mentorships! Each mentorship spans 4 weeks with with industry professionals with paid performing opportunities. Music with JRDN and Donny Milwalkee

Posted @withregram • @busstopwriterscircle Bus Stop Theatre Workshop: Graphic Novel Publishing 101 with Sal Sawler
May 23rd 5–7pm

Have a passion for graphic novels and want to learn more about the publishing industry?

In this workshop, we will have industry professional Sal Sawler from Emanta/Conundrum Press talk about how to approach graphic novel publishing, navigating the industry, offer insight, advice, and a Q&A to all attendees.

This workshop will take place in The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op's Community Room (entrance from Maitland Street). Masks are recommended and can be supplied.


Sal Sawler is the award-winning author of the regional bestsellers Be Prepared: The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything (co-written with Frankie MacDonald), 100 Things You Don’t Know About Atlantic Canada — For Kids, and 100 Things You Don’t Know About Nova Scotia. Their debut picture book, When the Ocean Came to Town (illustrated by Emma FitzGerald), will be published in Fall 2023.

Sawler is also a graphic novel editor and publicist. They work with Conundrum Press, a long-established literary graphic novel publisher based in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. In addition to bringing important stories to a wide international audience, they are the editor of Emanata, Conundrum Press's young adult imprint.

Emanata is mandated to produce exceptional graphic novels for a young adult audience. EMANATA graphic novels rely on a seamless blend of words and pictures to tell compelling, character-driven fiction and non-fiction stories. By focusing on work created by comic artists living in colonial Canada and striving for social equity, EMANATA seeks to introduce fresh, strong, and under-represented voices to the international young adult and graphic novel markets.

Registration fee is $10 or free for co-op members. Payment can be made in person or by e-transfer to payments@thebusstoptheatre.org. Please email andre.fenton@live.ca to RSVP

Posted @withregram • @satellite_theatre The next stop on the Overlap tour is this Friday, May 19th, with an intimate performance in Halifax at the Bus Stop Theatre.

Brimming with the momentum of two packed nights in Fredericton and Moncton, we can't wait to be on stage in front of you for what is sure to be a memorable evening of laughs and big feels.

Tickets are available here at www.satellitetheatre.ca; get them while you can, as capacity is limited.


Le prochain arrêt de la tournée Overlap aura lieu ce vendredi 19 mai, avec une représentation intime à Halifax au Bus Stop Theatre.

Débordant d'énergie après deux soirées remplies à Fredericton et à Moncton, nous avons hâte d'être sur scène devant vous pour ce qui sera sans doute une soirée mémorable remplie de rires et d'émotions fortes.

Les billets sont disponibles ici: www.satellitetheatre.ca. Ne tardez pas à les acheter, car le nombre de places est limité.

Posted @withregram • @mayworkskjipuktukhfx A More Radiant Sphere By Sara Wylie
Presented in partnership with Carbon Arc Cinema

Thursday, May 18th @ 6:30pm

Location: Bus Stop Theatre Co-op (2203 Gottingen St)

Duration: 40 mins followed by a 30 mins Q&A with filmmaker Sara Wylie moderated by MLA Gary Burrill

Tickets: $5/$10/$15 (Pay what you can)

BUY TICKETS HERE: Mayworkskjipuktukhfx.ca

[CC] This film will be closed captioned.

A mid-length hybrid documentary about Joe Wallace: Canadian Communist poet, political prisoner, and the filmmaker’’s long lost family member. Shot on 16mm and digital, featuring original songs by award-winning musician Fiver/Simone Schmidt.

“Poetry is of a higher order. It sets bells ringing in the mind of the reader so that he makes his own music …”

Nearly lost in the annals of Canadian history, the writings of Joe Wallace—radical believer in socialist ideals, writer of anti-capitalist verses, and survivor of detainment by the Canadian government—have been revived by his great-great-niece, director Sara Wylie.

Searching through library archives, family records, and footage from the early decades of the Canadian settler state, Wylie assembles the story of Wallace the poet and revolutionary. “The more I began looking for him, the more I began to see parts of myself reflected,” she says. His poems are spirited, forthright and folksy; they recall a time of great political change and opportunity.

Inextricable from Wallace’s life and work is the history of Canada’s labour movement and the increasing involvement of the state in its disruption. A More Radiant Sphere captures a time and a feeling at risk of being erased by Canadian myth, when the possibility of a world beyond capitalism surged forth into poetry. (Written by Sarah Bakke)

The film will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Sara Wylie moderated by Gary Burril, MLA for Halifax Chebucto

@its_tempo will be mentoring Dance for @startfesthali this spring!

Known professionally as Tempo, Jordan is a multifaceted creative entrepreneur with roots both in Ontario and Nova Scotia. Starting as a dancer, Jordan worked with Concrete Roots and Unity Charity, developing a strong sense of community. Equipped with a thorough understanding and connection to music, this fuelled the need to take control of the very language that influenced his movement, ultimately resulting in the transition to production. Making the jump to music, the 2019 HopScotch All Styles winner has since dedicated his craft to becoming more involved in projects advocating for racial equality and artistic freedom throughout the Province.

Application deadline is May 21. Mentorship begins May26 and runs until June 28, with a performance on June 28.

Supported by @artsnovascotia and @canada.council

#Mentorship #MentorshipProgram #CallForArtists

Posted @withregram • @centreforarttapes 🎀ES and CFAT present THIS SATURDAY🐎A NIGHT OF DANCE ANS VISUALS📹

DJ Goldazz
DJ Kneesplint

BusStop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen St., Halifax

May 13th - Doors at 9PM

It will be a night of experimental sound and visuals brought to you by a roster of incredible artists. Be ready to get hypppppppperrr!!!!!

Link for registration in bio!

[Image Description:] Over a background of horses galloping on a beach reads, “visuals” in the top left in white. Below this reads artists names, “Jonathan Carroll, Melannie Jonas-Ng, Andrés Solis Barrios.” A thin white line divides the names and to the right reads, “sounds” in white. Under this reads. “DJ Goldazz, FUNDANCE, DJ Kneesplint”. Below this in white reads, “Mayb13th, 2023. BusStop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen St, Halifax NS. In the bottom left corner is EVERYSEEKER logo is aqua and on the right is CFATs logo in aqua.

The Bus Stop Theatre and @startfesthali are offering 4 mentorships with industry professionals + paid opportunities.

Applications are open for our Dance Mentorship. Link in Bio.

Application deadline is May 21. Mentorship begins May 26 and runs until June 28, with a performance on June 28.

Supported by @artsnovascotia & @canada.council

Photo credits: @kevinthefellow @cavellhb

#Mentorship #MentorshipProgram #CallForArtists

Posted @withregram • @mayworkskjipuktukhfx Unfold by Reequal Smith

Presented in partnership with Prismatic Arts Festival in association with Live Art Dance

Friday, May 5th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, May 6th @ 7:00pm

Followed by Djata: Conversations of the Manden by Aly Keita

Location: Bus Stop Theatre Co-op (2203 Gottingen St)

Unfold by Reequal Smith – 10 mins
Djata: Conversations of the Manden by Aly Keita – 20 mins
(15 mins intermission between performances)

Tickets: $5/$10/$15/$20 (For both shows – Pay what you can)


The burden of misty dreams. An assortment of feelings. Of Loss & Love. A deep rooted nostalgia of home in every crevice of being manifested by the full existence and experience of body to land. Land connecting to my soles of souls.

Inspired by the sweet infectious Ghanaian Blues, this performance is fused with the essence of Afro Cuban movement, embodied with a fusion of jazz, African and funk styles. Rooted with the vibrancy of old tropical Caribbean motion, stemming from euphoric connection in the swish in our hips and the fluidity in our strides.

Reequal Smith is the Founder and Artistic Director of Oshun Dance Studios. A dance artist originally from the Bahamas, now based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. #mayworkskjipuktukhfx #mayworks2023 #mayworks #halifaxnoise

Posted @withregram • @mayworkskjipuktukhfx Djata: Conversations of the Manden
By Aly Keita ✨

Presented in partnership with @prismaticarts in association with @liveartdance ans @kineticstudiodance

Friday, May 5th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, May 6th @ 7:00pm

With opening performance of Unfold by Reequal Smith

Location: Bus Stop Theatre Co-op (2203 Gottingen St)

Unfold by Reequal Smith – 10 mins
Djata: Conversations of the Manden by Aly Keita – 20 mins
(15 mins intermission between performances)

Tickets: $5/$10/$15/$20 (For both shows)


To create my piece, I drew inspiration from the Epic of Soundjata, one of the most significant foundational stories from 13th-century African oral tradition. It features Soundjata Keita, whose exploits have been transmitted through song and kora music played by lyrical poets from West Africa, known as griots. I was especially interested in the part of the legend known as “The Awakening of the Lion” to address themes of oppression, courage, metamorphosis, passage and liberation, all explored through rhythm, sound and movement.

Born from an alliance between the buffalo and the lion, Soundjata Keita, the long-awaited child whose birth was foretold by soothsayers, is unable to walk. After years of humiliation, against all odds, he stands up, walks across the village and uproots a baobab. This marks the beginning of his awakening, which will lead him to found the great Mandingo Empire, unifying the regions of West Africa, including Guinea, my home country. #mayworkskjipuktukhfx #mayworks2023 #mayworks

Posted @withregram • @hellocityimprov We are back at the Bus Stop, baby!

Back with our classic format at our favourite theatre, join us in celebrating the sun and spring with some belly laughs🥰🥰

This show has nothing to do with Starwars!!!👽 We just liked the name! If you come to the show thinking, "Where's all the starwars stuff, where's the baby Yoda?" OOPS. OUR BAD. 😌 But it has nothing to do with Starwars so get over it and get over to the @busstoptheatre for a night of improv comedy🥳

Link to tickets in our bio!
#halifax #halifaxcomedy #halifaxnoise #improv #improvcomedy #theatre #local #comedy

Posted @withregram • @page1_theatre ‼️TICKETS ‼️

Tickets for each individual show are on sale now! Folks can also purchase Rainbow Tickets, which are a PWYC (Pay What You Choose) option. We have an incredible lineup this year so make sure you grab your tickets in advance.

We also have Festival and Theatre Passes on sale until April 2nd. Festival and Theatre Passes allow you to save and see more.

🎟️ $25 MainStage

🎟️ $20 Queer-prov

🎟️ $15 Emerging & Two-Spirit Stage

🎟️ $10 Staged Reading

📋 YA Show is FREE / Donation

🤚 ASL will be provided for all Saturday performances

🖥️ Link in Bio

➡️ Festival Details

OutFest is the largest Queer Theatre Festival in Atlantic Canada. Over 6-days, patrons will have the opportunity to see some of the best professional Queer theatre in Canada.

From completed works that have been on tour, to new and emerging creations. There will also be Development Workshops and Talkbacks

🗓️ April 24th - Apri 30th, 2023

📍 The Bus Stop Theatre

The venue is fully accessible with gender-neutral washrooms.

#OutFestHFX #QueerTheatre #Festival #Tickets #Launch

Job Posting: Communications & Outreach Coordinator

DEADLINE: May 8th, 2023

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: The contract extends over a 25 week period from May 29th, 2023 to November 19th, 2023 with possibility of extension.

PAY: 10 hours per week at $23.50 per hour.


*Manage and moderate the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op’s social media accounts;
*Reshare promotional materials from renters on social media;
*Create promotional content for Bus Stop Theatre Co-op events, programs and members for its social media platforms;
*Seek and develop sponsorship opportunities in support of the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op’s operations, programs and fundraising events.


This position requires an organized, motivated, and self-directed candidate.

A person with the following skills is sought:

*Proficiency with social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
*Proficiency with Canva or other graphic design platforms
*Experience in event promotion and marketing an asset
*Experience in sponsorship outreach an asset

Please send a cover letter and resume (labeled with your name) by email to info@busstoptheatre.coop

The Bus Stop Theatre Co-operative is an equal opportunity employer. We recognize that individuals from marginalized communities may have limited access to opportunities to build experience in arts administration. We also acknowledge that lived experience can be as valuable as formal training. We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they would bring to the organization in their cover letter.

#JobPosting #ArtsJobs

Our other music mentor is none other than @dmilwalkee who is known for shaking the status quo. Drummer, arranger, producer, performance trainer and vocal coach extraordinaire.

Apply before EOD April 23rd for our @startfesthali mentorship. Link in Bio

Stay tuned for news about our upcoming mentorships in dance, multidisciplinary practice and writing!

Supported by @artsnovascotia and @canada.council

#Mentorship #MentorshipProgram #CallForArtists

Posted @withregram • @2btheatre "I loved it. It felt like a poem, a massage for the soul, a moment to step away and think about important things. Thank you."

Let's Run Away has just three shows left before it's gone.

Catch it Friday or Saturday night at 7:30pm, or Sunday at 2:00pm.

Tickets can be purchased through the link in our bio, or by emailing tickets@2btheatre.com

Photo by Guntar Kravis

[Photo Description] Daniel MacIvor as Peter is lit in bright white light, seen through the slats of open blinds. He wears a pink shirt, a black blazer, and a serious expression.

Scotian born R&B sensation and JUNO award winning @jrdnmusic is one of two mentors for our month long music mentorship through @startfesthali

Apply before EOD April 23. Link in Bio.

Supported by @artsnovascotia and @canada.council
#Mentorship #MentorshipProgram #CallForArtists

Posted @withregram • @ctrlz_melo_et_val Lien dans la bio pour l’entrevue🎙️

Avec Sébastien Labelle, directeur du @busstoptheatre et du festival @mayworkskjipuktukhfx on a parlé de politique municipale à Halifax et de comment les mobilisations des habitant·e·s avaient surprises le conseil, mené à un blocage du budget de la police et empêché une diminution du budget de la culture.

« Dans les villes, les gens ont le pouvoir d’influencer les politiques concrètement. »

#francophonie #halifax #nouvelleecosse #novascotia #acadie #culture #hrm #police #twitch #stream #podcast #1ermai #mayworks #busstop #youtube #kjipuktuk #culture #politique #dartmouth #gottingen #busstoptheatre

Posted @withregram • @busstopwriterscircle Join acclaimed writer @andrefentonauthor for our drop in session this month! Share works in progress, get feedback and encouragement from fellow writers in our creative community here at the Bus Stop Theatre ✨♥️💐 ...

The Bus Stop Theatre and @startfesthali are offering 4 mentorships with industry professionals + Paid performing opportunities.

Music is first in line. Applications are due by Sunday, April 23rd @ 11:59pm. The mentorship will begin May 1st and run until June 1st, with a performance on the evening of June 7th at The Bus Stop Theatre.

Application Form in Bio

Supported by @artsnovascotia & @canada.council

#Mentorship #MentorshipProgram #CallForArtists


Explore how the Bus Stop’s live stream kit can elevate your rental at the theatre, or be used on set for your multimedia video projects!

PWYC - Registration Link in Bio

Streaming events online is easy at the Bus Stop with our in-house video equipment. Livestreaming is a great way to reach a wider audience outside Kjipuktuk, and can address many accessibility considerations as well! If you have an upcoming rental with us, this workshop is a great introduction to streaming options, capturing beautiful sample material for grants and demo reels, or upgrading your archival footage. Open your imagination to hybrid staging, with video and live performance working together for your adventurous production!

The BST kit is also available to rent and be used beyond the theatre walls. This workshop will go over the gear’s capabilities both in the theatre or on set, and share guidance on how to build your own straightforward kit.

[Photo ID: A person sitting in front of a computer monitor and keyboard. Logos for the Bus Stop Theatre Writers' Circle and the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op are displayed in top corners. Text reads: Live streaming 101. In person technical workshop with Matt Downey & Amelia George. Level up your skills on how to use live streaming technology to make events more accessible and inclusive. May 8, 6-8PM, PWYC.]

#livestream #workshop

Posted @withregram • @2btheatre

“To say MacIvor is magnetic onstage would be an understatement" – Broadway World TO

Daniel MacIvor (writer and performer) and Daniel Brooks (director and dramaturg), are two of the most revered Canadian theatre icons. Both are Siminovitch Prize winners, and
MacIvor is a Governor General’s Drama Award winner for his collection of plays I Still Love You. The pair are teaming up once again to bring us their seventh collaboration, ‘Let's Run Away,’ which makes its Atlantic Canadian premiere at The Bus Stop Theatre in ONE WEEK!

Get your tickets at the link in our bio — make sure to check out our reduced price ticket options for 2b newbies !

'Let's Run Away' plays at the Bus Stop Theatre from April 12th-23rd.

Photo by Guntar Kravis

[Photo Description] A smiling figure - Peter - positioned in front of a bright blue background. Peter wears glasses, a pink button up, and a black blazer. He is smiling and stretching his hand towards the camera. The words "Let's Run Away" layer overtop of his image, as well as the quote from above.

Last night, our outstanding and outgoing Board chair @thisislaralewis took away the @theatrens Oustanding Volunteer Merritt Award! 🤩🌸🌸
Thank you for all your years of service!! 🙏🙏
Here she is with Executive Director @seb_lab_ who was nominated for his role in #IAmTheCheese produced by @halifaxtheatreforyoungpeople and @easternfronttheatre ✨✨

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