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Did you know? The The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op offers two Inclusion Funds Reconciliation & Reparations Fund In response to the recommendations presented by Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission, and

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Posted @withregram • @busstopwriterscircle Share your works-in-progress, get feedback from fellow writers, create community and see what sparks your imagination at our monthly Writers’ Circle!! Led by @andrefentonauthor, the Circle is an inviting, inspiring way to maintain creative accountability and make connections with likeminded artists. Join us Sunday August 21st — 2203 Gottingen Street, our home sweet home at the Bus Stop Theatre! 💛💙 Sign up at the link in bio!!! ...

Come on BACK TO THE BUS STOP! ⬅️⬅️⬅️We are SO excited to announce that our renovations are nearing completion and will be finished just in time for our annual fundraiser. 😎 Join us on Sunday, August 14th for a special 2 part event to show off our ✨new and improved ✨facilities!

In the afternoon, we’ll be hosting a visual arts exposition and pop-up artisan market 🧑‍🎨📸showcasing both emerging and established artists working in a variety of mediums in our community. And in the evening, back by popular demand, we’ll be having a DANCE PARTY @ THE BUS STOP, featuring some special performances! ✨🪩✨

Come socialize in our beautiful new lobby, grab a drink or two from our bar if that’s your thing 🥂and explore the blackbox, dressing rooms, and our new community room! 🎭
Purchase raffle tickets towards some exciting prize packs donated by local businesses! 🎁
Pick up some new art! 🖼
Catch some short performances by Co-op members! 🎤
Dance the night away!💃👯🕺

🎟Admission will be by PWYC donation and you’ll be entered to win our door prize!🏆

Proceeds from this event will go towards co-operative operations and programming such as the Inclusion Funds, Writers' Circle and StART.💖

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for timing details, our list of artists, vendors, and performers participating in the fundraiser, as well as a sneak peak at some of the items we’ll be raffling off throughout the event. Hope to see you all there! 🥳💌🎉

(Image description: Back To The Bus Stop Summer Fundraiser is written in big white letters on a black background. A disco ball is hung in the middle of the graphic. The words Visual Art Expo, Artisan Market, and Dance Party feat. Special Performances are spotlit surrounding the disco ball. Raffle(s), live entertainment, and door prize are written in smaller letters underneath. The date, Sunday August 14th, and the address, 2203 Gottingen Street, are written in white at the bottom of the poster, next to the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op logo. The logos of our sponsors are listed underneath, including Halifax, Government of Canada, Government of Nova Scotia, iNova Credit Union and the Craig Foundation.)

Posted @withregram @andrefentonauthor July 27th from 7-9pm for the book launch of Andre Fenton’s latest novel, The Summer Between Us at @busstoptheatre

This coming-of-age story follows eighteen-year-old Adrian Carter as he graduates from high school and confronts difficult decisions about his future, all while dealing with the stress and pressure he feels to please those closest to him. As Adrian navigates the emotional highs and lows of the summer between graduation and the post-secondary future, he negotiates the difficulties of forging a path in life against others’ expectations.

Despite his wish to follow his long time girlfriend Mel on her cross-country trip with her band, Adrian is hesitant about spending too much time in the punk’s scenes majority-white spaces. Adrian struggles with these feelings and works to find common ground with his emotionally distant father. Meanwhile he starts to understand that his own passion is grounded in a desire to support a community he’s forged on his own.

Andre Fenton is an award-winning young adult author, spoken word artist, and arts educator. He has written two previous novels, Worthy of Love and ANNAKA. Andre’s work focuses on race, self-esteem and creating more representation and diversity in young adult fiction.

The evening will in conversation with Andre Fenton along with award-winning middle grade author, Chad Lucas.

Chad Lucas has been in love with words since he attempted his first novel on a typewriter in the sixth grade. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, communications advisor, freelance writer, part-time journalism instructor, and parenting columnist.

Andre and Chad will discuss some of the topics in the book: Masculinity, eating disorders, diversity in fiction, and much more. We recommend that guests wear masks for this event.

Posted @withregram • @hosanna.hfx Our first show is this Friday! A lot of work and a lot of love have gone into this production, and we cannot wait to share it with you all.

Get tickets for our staged reading of Hosanna, by Michel Tremblay. Our adapted and in-progress script is set in Halifax, in the 1970's, with the aim of reconsidering and centering trans and genderqueer identities.

Tickets are available at the link in our bio. Please note that all audience members are to be masked unless actively drinking or eating. In an effort to keep our team and community safe, we ask that you please do not attend the performances if you are feeling sick or experiencing Covid symptoms.

Content warning: Hosanna contains intimate partner violence, fatphobia, transphobia and queerphobia, flickering lights and some loud sounds.

Check out the linktree in our bio to book your tickets!

Posted @withregram • @busstopwriterscircle 💫link in bio to register💫

Our open-invite sharing session for writers of all genres continues! In need of a deadline? Looking to connect with likeminded artists? Join us July 24th for feedback, encouragement and community!

Posted @withregram • @bluelobsterburlesque Blue Lobster Burlesque present Porthole Peepshow!
A naughty nautical burlesque show.

Blue Lobster Burlesque are making their return to the stage with this fun nautical show to kick off summer!
Join us as we head out to sea for a silly, sexy, time full of glamorous ridiculousness.

Saturday July 2
At the newly renovated @busstoptheatre !
Two shows! 7pm and 10pm

Ticket details coming very soon, including information about our super special VIP tickets!

Posted @withregram • @halifaxpunkscene Sk8 punks @lime.ricky coming in from Toronto playing with @shelleybandofficial , Hemmingways, Hot Dog Kids, and @thecathartics the 1st of July at the @busstoptheatre ! Be there!
#halifaxpunkscene #halifaxpunk #halifaxmusicscene #halifaxpoppunk #halifaxscatepunk #nspunk #novacotiapunk #skatepunk #canadianpunk #hfxpnk

Posted @withregram • @busstopwriterscircle Spilling the Ink: An Editor’s Advice to Writers

✨✨DM or hit CONTACT on our profile to register✨✨

In this workshop, editor and writer Whitney Moran will discuss her role as an in-house editor at a publishing house, demystify the querying and submissions process, discuss what editors are looking for in an author, what it’s like to work with an editor and publisher. We’ll also discuss also how to develop editorial skills in your own writing. There will be lots of time for questions and discussion.

PWYC or FREE for @busstopwriterscircle !!

Posted @withregram • @stephaniekincade Today is the day! #microworlds at @busstoptheatre opens today! Reception from 4-6 and the exhibit will remain up until early September.

Here’s a sneak peek of two new little pieces that will be there ( I’ll share more images of these soon).

#sneakpeek #galleryshow #openingreception #handembroidery #sculpturalembroidery #halifaxns

Posted @withregram • @boulder_books Join Jan Morrison today at The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op 7-9PM for a reading of 'The Crooked Knife' and to get yourself a copy!
#canlit #readatlantic #murdermystery

Posted @withregram • @busstopwriterscircle Our open-invite sharing session for writers of all genres continues! In need of a deadline? Looking to connect with likeminded artists? Join us for the last Sunday of the month for feedback, encouragement and community! 💜 LINK IN BIO to register!!! ✨ Hosted by @andrefentonauthor with guest facilitator @sarahsawler !!✨ ...

Posted @withregram • @outside_music @abigaillapell & @jenny_berkel kick off their tour this Thursday in Halifax at @busstoptheatre in a special show with Ryan Boldt of @deepdarkwoods 🥳Ticket links available @outside_music ...

Posted @withregram • @busstopwriterscircle Join us at The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op on June 13th from 6-8pm with award winning writer Sarah Sawler, as they facilitate a non-fiction writing workshop, bringing our everyday stories to life. This workshop will be pay what you can, or free for Bus Stop Theatre Co-op members.

DM or hit “contact” on our profile to register!!!

Sarah Sawler is an award-winning writer, book publicist, and graphic novel editor living in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. Their bylines include The Coast, Halifax Magazine, The Chronicle Herald, Quill & Quire and more.

Sarah is also the author of three books of nonfiction: 100 Things You Don’t Know About Nova Scotia; 100 Things You Don’t Know About Atlantic Canada – For Kids; and Be Prepared: The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything (written with Frankie MacDonald). Their debut picture book, When the Ocean Came to Town, will be released by Nimbus Publishing in 2023.

Sarah’s headshot taken by Nicola Davison.

Did you know? The @busstoptheatre offers two Inclusion Funds.

*Reconciliation & Reparations Fund

In response to the recommendations presented by Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission, and also in response to the United Nations’ proclamation of the International Decade for People of African Descent, the BSTC has implemented a Reconciliation & Reparations Fund. This 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.

To be eligible, at least 50% of the event’s production team must be Indigenous or of African descent. Applicants can apply to have the cost of up to a full day’s rental covered, including any associated equipment or technical labour costs. Renters can access this fund once per year, members of the Co-op can access this fund three times per year.

*Accessibility Subsidy

Gottingen Street was home to the first School for the Deaf in Atlantic Canada, established in 1856. Later, the 1917 Halifax explosion resulted in thousands being injured, and/or losing hearing. The same explosion caused the largest mass-blinding in Canadian history and propelled the birth of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).

In recognition of this, and in recognition of the barriers faced by members of the disability community in accessing live performance events, we have implemented an Accessibility Subsidy. This will provide an incentive for the implementation of accessibility measures and services by our renters and, in so doing, increase the accessibility of events held at the BSTC.

A renter incurring costs for accessibility measures (ASL interpretation, audio description, closed captioning, etc) may request a $100 subsidy from the BSTC in order to help defray the costs of doing so.

To apply to the fund, a renter must submit an invoice documenting expenses incurred for the purpose of an event hosted at the BSTC. A $100 discount will then be applied to their rental invoice from the BSTC.

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