Live-In Festival

DaPoPo Theatre is thrilled to announce an incredible line-up of events for its upcoming Live-In festival, September 30 - October 31st!

The fourth annual edition of this unique cultural event promises to blow the roof off of the TNS Living Room, with a diverse and inspiring array of local theatre makers sharing their passion and skill in creating personal, beautiful and profoundly moving events that are not to be missed!   

The Live-In is a month-long festival of performances, play readings, skill-share workshops and special events aimed at bringing community members and artists together. The focus of this year's work is "Telling (Our) Stories" and asks: how do we find stories, how do we shape them, and how do we share them?   

The Live-In programming has something for everyone, from workshops in Found Object Puppetry, a Songwriting Circle, and a Kids Creation Lab for children aged 5 to 9; to a diverse and fascinating series of play readings by local and national playwrights, including Halifax's first taste of Daniel MacIvor's “The Best Brothers”, read by the       playwright and John Beale (both of the Stratford Festival production this summer); to a wild, thrilling assortment of performances and special events including the Halifax premiere of Gary Blackwood's charming and moving Two Hours in a Madhouse: An Evening With the Notorious Nellie Bly, an evening with storytelling mavens Blowhard,       a concert from Upstream Music Association, and a visit from Canadian theatre icon Guillermo Verdecchia, who will present a reading of his latest work, participate in a panel discussion, and lead a unique workshop titled “Embracing Your Inner Stereotype and Saying the Wrong Thing”. All this is capped off by presentation of new work by       DaPoPo Theatre: The Living Museum, created for Nocturne 2012; a new edition of Mayworks Festival hit The Drinking Game; and Making It a work-in-progress creation based on the performers' “telling [their] stories”, sharing their experiences as artists in Halifax.   

All events take place at the Theatre Nova Scotia Living Room (2353 Agricola Street, Halifax). Admission for most events is by suggested donation of $10 at the door. Register for workshops and performances by emailing

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