Stages Theatre Festival

Spring 2015

Following a successful collaboration between the Stages Theatre Festival and the Magnetic North Theatre Festival in June 2014, Stages will return on its own in Spring 2015.

The Stages Theatre Festival will once again put East Coast stories and artists in the spotlight through a variety of productions, play-readings, and workshops throughout the city. Eastern Front Theatre’s Charlie Rhindress curates this mix of shows at different stages of development, on a variety of stages throughout Halifax, by artists at differing stages of their careers. The festival features an eclectic line-up of innovative theatre, comedy, music and special events that make this Halifax based festival a true entertainment extravaganza. With individual tickets and festival pass options for arts lovers across the city, the full program of events will be announced in April 2015.

Stay tuned for more details coming in the weeks ahead.

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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