On the Fringes

Atlantic Fringe Festival on until the 13th

September 04, 2015

The Atlantic Fringe Festival, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, kicks off this week. The festival is a display of experimental and artistic theater, aiming to provide interesting and accessible entertainment. This year, Fringe boasts 12 venues and 50 shows –… Continue Reading

Fountain School opens

September 12, 2014

Arts have a new home at Dal The much-anticipated Fountain School of Performing Arts opened its doors in July, considerably expanding music, theatre and film studies programs at Dalhousie. In May 2013, Dalhousie received a $10 million donation from the… Continue Reading

Vanishing into “How to Disappear Completely”

February 04, 2014

  In September 2000, lighting designer Itai Erdal received news that his mother was diagnosed with cancer. She had only nine months to live. After moving back to Israel to be with her, he shot hours of documentary-style interview footage… Continue Reading

In for the long haul

November 21, 2013

Alright everyone, it’s almost time for us all to go home and spend some time with our families over the winter break. We can all walk away from our jobs and spend our (ludicrously long) time away from school doing… Continue Reading

Theatre and music merge

November 01, 2013

Dalhousie University’s theatre and music departments will merge into the Fountain School of Performing Arts on July 1, 2014. With a gift of $10 million from the family of Fred Fountain, Dal’s chancellor, going towards the development of the school,… Continue Reading

Dalhousie actor snags role in AFF film

September 20, 2013

A recent Dalhousie graduate, Josh Cruddas will be appearing in the Civil War feature film Copperhead as Jimmy, an orphan taken in by the Beech family. Copperhead  premiered earlier this month at the 33rd Annual Atlantic Film Festival and takes place in… Continue Reading

Where to see plays in Halifax

September 02, 2013

In spite of your lengthy Netflix queue, theatre lives on. Get out of the house and plop your bum in a seat at one of Halifax’s dramatic theatre venues. Neptune Theatre (1593 Argyle Street) is the venerable and crowd-pleasing uncle of the local thespian scene…. Continue Reading

Redefining Theatre: the King’s Infringement Festival

February 15, 2013

Student plays break the mold… Continue Reading

Strawberries in January

January 19, 2013

Strawberries in January, written by Évelyne de la Chenelière in French and translated by Morwyn Brebner, is a story about saying the wrong thing at the wrong time and having things work out nonetheless. After seeing Strawberries in January put… Continue Reading

Where the hell is everyone trying to get to?

October 26, 2012

The aura of the small theatre was one of uncertainty: in the background wind whispered secrets while low yellow light illuminated the set. Before the action onstage started, the atmosphere was thick with questioning and unease. The Ends of the… Continue Reading

Lilah Kemp: the hero version

October 05, 2012

By Kristen Reid and Kathleen Stairs, Arts Contributors Picture this: a small black room strewn with artistic patrons holding mason jars full of wine and a distinct feeling of ripe, undiscovered genius. The Bus Stop Theatre presented the 17th episode… Continue Reading

Sweeney Todd serves meat pie to get even

September 28, 2012

Correction: The original version of this article gave the final show date of Sweeney Todd as Nov. 7. It is in fact Oct. 7. The online version of this article has been changed. The Gazette regrets the error. — When one hears… Continue Reading

Theatre group on a roll: Local students debut wheelright theatre company

February 02, 2012

It seems some local theatre students are thinking outside of the box, and it’s going to be explosive. This weekend the recently founded wheelwright theatre company is presenting M is for Drowning Feb. 2-5 at the Bus Stop Theatre. Written,… Continue Reading