Thursday, September 1, 2016

For the last seven years, DaPoPo Theatre has been hosting a month-long professional development festival, The Live-In Festival (LIFe), based mostly out of the TNS Living Room space on Agricola. The Festival has provided many artists with an invaluable opportunity to try out new ideas; learn new skills; and develop new work and relationships. It has become a much-anticipated event in the Halifax calendar year.  

From October 1st - October 31st we bring together artists and diverse communities to share their work, skills, and passion for the arts. The Festival is run by volunteer coordinators – this year, our team includes long-time company member Kristi Anderson; founding member Steph Berntson; new addition to the crew Lara Lewis; member-of-our Board of Directors and associate artist Michael Lake; associate artist/designer Trevor Poole; associate artist Quincy Russell; and Garry Williams, Artistic Director of the Company.

Our Script Series is devoted to public readings of upwards of a dozen new scripts. Our Workshop Series features several professional development and skill-sharing opportunities. Our Special Events Series brings our communities together in fun and creative ways. And our Performance Series includes exciting new work by local artists, as well artists from out of town.

What is most extraordinary: the Festival is audience funded, and run almost entirely on suggested donations. Our theme, this year, is “Working Together”.

We would like to give you an opportunity to help us by purchasing our Festival Pass: The Live-In Key. At a cost of $100.-, the Live-In Key gives you free access to ALL of the Script Series readings and Special Events, as well as ONE free workshop (reservation required and subject to availability); and ONE free performance (2 tickets). The Live-In Key is also transferable.

If you choose to help us in this way, your money will go towards the overhead costs of the Festival, including venue rental and administrative fees. Indirectly, you will be helping us pay the artists, as 100% of our Box Office donations go to honoraria, once we have covered up-front expenses.   

We sincerely hope you will work together with us to not only make this Festival possible, but allow it to grow. To purchase your tax-deductible Live-In Key, please contact us:

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