Alongside our new building renovations focused on accessibility, our website has also been rebuilt to meet web accessibility standards! Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and
The 2021 StART Festival program will include a 10-week mentorship and creation program concluding in a three-day collaborative showcase located in Kjipuktuk/Halifax Nova Scotia, hosted at The Bus Stop Theatre
Deadline tomorrow! @busstopwriterscircle • We are thrilled to announce the launch of our first zine! Featuring work by Colleen MacIsaac, Julia MacVicar, Keith Morrison, Anna Quon, Lo Robins, and Tara Taylor on the theme of process: works in process, works about processing complex experiences, and pieces that experiment with a new artistic process.
We are doing one limited print run, so preorder now or miss out forever! Zines are pay what you can and will be available for pick up at the Bus Stop Theatre back lot on June 26 + 27. You might even get a special snack when you swing by.
We’ll also be doing a launch party/ open house via Zoom on Sunday June 27 at 4 pm. Free to attend and open to everyone: friends, family, fans, and anyone interested in the writers’ circle. The event will include readings from some of our featured writers as well as a quick, fun writing exercise for all (don’t worry, rusty or shy writers - we won’t ask you to share your work with anyone!!).
Follow the link in @busstopwriterscircle bio to preorder your zine and RSVP to the launch party.
A navy blue background with yellow and seafoam green text, accompanied by an loopy, decorative doodle at the centre. The text reads:
a writers circle zine
preorder deadline 06.22.21
launch party 06.27.21...
*The statement below was originally written in response to the recent escalation of violence against Palestinians and as a call for solidarity with Palestine. By the time the statement was ready to publish, horrific and painful events have continued cascading one after another. The validation of stories collected during the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (and well before) and the recent vicious attack on a Muslim family, together with the brutal occupation of Palestine, are all strands of a same web. The colonial violence, xenophobia and hate manifested in these events are all threads that lead back to white supremacy.
White supremacy must be combated. It is a matter of life and death.
Our thoughts go out to all those who have suffered from these recent events.*
The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op stands in solidarity with Palestinians and denounces the military and settler occupation of Palestine by the state of Israel.
Just as we stand against colonial violence at home, we must denounce it in all instances.
As members of the co-operative movement, we espouse values of equity, solidarity and social responsibility. As such, we have a responsibility to speak out against the violent aggression perpetrated against the people of Palestine.
In recognition of the barriers faced by the Deaf and hard of hearing community to access live performance events, the Sign Language Interpretation Subsidy will provide an incentive for the procurement of sign language interpreters by our renters and also increase the accessibility of events held at the BSTC.
The Reconciliation & Reparations Fund is intended to acknowledge and help redress the past and ongoing injustices faced by Indigenous peoples and people of African descent in Nova Scotia.
As we move forward in 2021 we want to ensure we can offer support to as many of our community members as possible.
Please click the link in our bio to see how you can contribute today!
& If you would like to be a recipient of either of these funds please email email@example.com to apply....
New pathways for a better tomorrow...
A staircase is removed and an ancient door uncovered.
The secret portal is sealed shut anew.
A new staircase is built IN back while another is removed OUT back.
A second portal is sealed while cuts are made for a new safe passage.
The story continues......
Big day at the @busstoptheatre 🛠Renovations begin in the backstage area!!Thanks to everyone who helped clear out our gear over the last few days. @7thcrowstories @its_tempo @seb_lab_ @lara.j.lewis @acmsinclair @v.w.design @labville...
Each year, we welcome new directors to join the board of directors, in order to steward the organization. As a co-operative, our board is composed of members (patrons and performers) and thus all of those who wish to stand for nominations should be (or become) members of the co-operative. Confirmation of directors will take place at the Bus Stop Theatre Co-operative Annual General Meeting.
Click the link in our bio for more information!...
10 YEARS OF MATT DOWNEY!!! This February, 2021, marks the 10th anniversary of Matt working at the Bus Stop Theatre. Over the years, Matt has served as Technician, Interim Executive Director and now Technical Director. While their tasks and the tech tools at their disposal have changed over time, Matt's passion for the Bus Stop and their generosity toward every artist on stage has been constant and dependable. To thank Matt, we had a little surprise celebratory "interruption" of our last board meeting with a little gift that can light them up in return for the 10 years of lighting up our stage: a pair of pink LED suspenders 😀
Thank you Matt for all you've done. We wouldn't be where we are without you <3...
We're digging ourselves way back to 2011 and this sweet production of 11:11. This was the first collaboration of Once Upon a Theatre Collective, who graced the stage many times until 2012. This show was a collaboration between Jessica Barry, Rebecca Falvey, John Han, Meghan Hubley, and Kristin Slaney. Is that a dream team or what? Our next 11:11 wish is to travel back to simpler times and see this group in action.
HEIST premieres a live mixed reality show starring Aaron Collier and written by Aaron Collier with Francesca Ekwuyasi and Stewart Legere. Directed by Ann-Marie Kerr, this waking dream techno confessional is not to be missed!
Frequencies will be livestreamed February 17-21 from the Bus Stop Theatre with performances presented by Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg, Theatre Outre in Lethbridge and Pi Theatre in Vancouver.
Check out liveheist.com for more info and to get tickets!
Thank you to Arts Nova Scotia, the province of Nova Scotia, Canada Council for the Arts, Theatre Nova Scotia, and the Bus Stop Theatre for their support.
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Up next: Social Media & Branding 101 this Thursday with @cavellhb ! Level up your personal branding game & increase your engagement with this interactive workshop designed to teach you the in’s and out’s of Social Media.
This week Shahin Sayadi’s Asheq: Ritual Music to Cure a Lover returns to Kjipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Onelight Theatre’s 2018 hit will be presented in a special free virtual reading of Shahin Sayadi’s hit soon-to-be-published one-man show, Asheq: Ritual Music to Cure a Lover.
Written and performed by Sayadi, this compelling story will be live-streamed from the Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax’s north end.
To access this free live-streamed performance, simply tune in to Onelight Theatre’s facebook page for the stream.
Asheq: Ritual Music to Cure a Lover is set on the shores of the Persian Gulf in southern Iran where East African and Persian traditions have blended over time to produce unique cultural practices, including the modern Zar rituals. The play explores how cultures and communities change over time: how traditions can be sustained from generation to generation and also how there can be sudden, overnight cultural change....
#ThrowbackThursday: Fresh off his tour of Holland, Germany, Belgium, and the UK, Ben Caplan returned to the east coast to play as a part of Halifax POP Explosion in October 2011. His Bus Stop set played alongside artists Carleton Stone, Charlotte Cornfield, and Kim Churchill.
Since then, he's become the Ben Caplan we know and love today, winning multiple awards and penning the songs for the 2b production of Old Stock: A Refugee Musical...
Welcome Jordan Farmer!
Jordan Farmer (he/him) is the interim general manager of the Bus Stop Theatre Co-Op for 2021! Known professionally as Tempo (@its_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. 🔥🔥🔥...