Sunday, July 31, 2016

Every year we bring in a few guest artists to be part of The Live-In Festival. Last year we welcome Haley McGee with her exceptional one-woman show "I Am Doing This For You", now touring Europe, and internationally renowned Canadian playwright Sharon Pollock.

This year we are lucky to be welcoming Jay Whitehead, known to Halifax audiences from "Unsex'd" and, more recently, "Castrati: An Electro Drag Opera!", as one of our guest artists. For the past two years, Jay had collaborated with us on DaPoPo's The Drinking Game in Lethbridge, Albert with the bold and beautiful artists at Theatre Outré. Here he will be working on a new script, Tab & Landon, tis October.

In advance of the Live-In Festival, Jay Whitehead will be offering a Meisner Acting Intensive workshop.

We encourage you to register for this workshop, and keep your eyes peeled for other such outstanding professional skill development opportunities coming to Halifax this Fall.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Every year the Live-In Festival enjoys the support of many individual participants and attendees whose donations at the door make this festival possible in all of its breadth and diversity.

We would, however, also like to acknowledge the support of a few arts organizations without whom our Script Series, with an emphasis on professional development and community outreach in the area of playwriting, would be far less varied and exciting.

These organizations have generously helped us cover travel costs and provide reading fees for guest artists, attending the DaPoPo Live-In, including Guillermo Verdecchia (2012), Sky Gilbert (2014), Sharon Pollock, (2015) and Haley McGee (2015).

Guest artist Guillermo Verdecchia reading The Art of Building a Bunker, co-created by Guillermo Verdecchia & Adam Lazarus at the DaPoPo Live-In Festival 2015: Further to the Left. 
This year, we are again delighted to announce the support of these organizations – The Playwrights Guild of Canada, Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre, and the Canada Council for the Arts – in working together with us to bring in guests artists from across the country, as well as play readings and playwriting/development workshops for the DaPoPo Live-In Festival 2016: Working Together.