Picks from the pros

Some theatre pro­fes­sion­als re­luc­tantly nar­row down their must-see shows from this crop of Hal­i­fax Fringe of­fer­ings.

The Coast - - HALIFAX FRINGE -

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.

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