Picks from the pros
Some theatre professionals reluctantly narrow down their must-see shows from this crop of Halifax Fringe offerings.
Jeremy Webb, artistic producer at Eastern Front Theatre, newly named artistic director at Neptune Theatre
from Sydney. I like the idea of plays from other Nova Scotian communities coming into the community to take part. I’m not a single parent, but I am a parent and this seems interesting to me.
I have a vested interest in this, as it won the Pitch It event at Stages Theatre Festival. Having won the support, I am excited.
by Michelle Raine. I love Michelle as a performer. I’ve followed her through the Fountain School for past few years, and I’m really looking forward to seeing her on stage.
The Feebleminded Dictator: Former Zuppa summer student apprentice Erin Johnston returns home from Commedia Dell’Arte school in California with this show. Excited to see what she’s been up to.
cartography: Multi-disciplinary artist, and Zuppa graphic designer, Colleen MacIsaac offers a peek at “a new seed of a play.” Colleen is super-smart, funny, skilled and really nice! Looking forward to getting a glimpse of what she’s been thinking about.
Strip Spelling Bee and Swipe Right at The Seahorse: Zuppa artistic associate Stewart Legere says it is a really good time.
cartography: I’ve been following Colleen’s career over the past years and I am looking forward to her latest work.
I, The Greatest, The Dan Bray Story: I like Kevin [Hartford], and I like Dan Bray and the notion of a totally fabricated biographic play about a real person, starring that person, makes me laugh.
A Feebleminded Dictator: I love the title of this piece, and it’s by three women who come out of the Dell’Arte International school so it’ll be very physical work.
The Return: David Woods has been making theatre here for a long time and I am embarrassingly unfamiliar with his work. So I’m going to make sure I check out The Return.