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.”