Stages & Magnetic North Celebrated 11 Days of Canadian Theatre

June 19-29, 2014

The Stages Theatre Festival joined forces with the Magnetic North Theatre Festival this year to put Halifax on the national theatre map. Eastern Front would like to thank the scores of volunteers, artists, technicians, and patrons who made our festival of East Coast stories and artists a wonderful success. And thanks to Magnetic North for being such great partners on this project and for bringing some of the best touring productions from across Canada right here to Halifax.

Magnetic North and Stages

Submissions for Stages 2014
Around this time each year Eastern Front Theatre posts a call for submissions for Stages, our annual Spring festival of touring theatre. In 2014 we will be combining Stages with Magnetic North to present more shows than either of us could present on our own. Eastern Front will be responsible for presenting Atlantic Canadian productions in the Festival, while Magnetic North will focus on productions from the rest of the country.
With the excitement that this combined Festival has generated we have been overwhelmed with submissions and pitches coming in for the past twelve months. In addition to that we were already collaborating with a few companies about exciting new Atlantic Canadian projects.
For this reason, we have already committed to all of the projects that we can present in our 2014 festival and will not be posting a call for submissions. We apologize to those companies who were hoping to be presented in 2014, but didn’t feel it was fair to call for submissions when we already have more exciting productions than we can possibly host. That said, Stages and Magnetic North will offer a variety of opportunities throughout the festival allowing local theatre artists to engage with audiences, and present their work in public forums. More on that will be announced in the weeks to come. We also hope that any companies with projects that fit the Stages mandate will consider submitting their work in Fall 2014 for our 2015 festival.
Thank you for your understanding and I hope we see you June 18-28 at the combined Magnetic North and Stages Festival.
All the best,
Charlie Rhindress
Artistic Producer,
Eastern Front Theatre