For 20 years, 2b theatre company has brought original work to audiences in Halifax and around the globe. Now, for the first time in our history, we can’t gather together to tell our stories. The COVID-19 Pandemic has had a significant impact on 2b: our world premiere of Softly, now, and our tours of Old Stock to Toronto and Poland have all been postponed. Like you, we miss being together.
We are grateful that though we are apart, what we can continue to do is create. Technology allows us to reimagine how we work together and how we can tell our stories. Making original work is at the heart of what we do, and while we can’t bring it to you in person right now, we will continue to create until we can.
That’s why we are launching our 2b Continues Fund. We’re raising $10,000 to directly support the creation of original works through the pandemic. Some, we will tell you in person one day, when we can safely gather again. Others, we can tell you a little sooner, remotely.
Here’s a taste of what we’ll be working on:
- One Discordant Violin, Anthony Black’s adaptation of a short story by Yann Martel (author of Life of Pi) is being adapted into an immersive digital experience.
- Red Like Fruit, a new play written by Hannah Moscovitch, directed by 2b Co-Artistic Director Christian Barry. The piece delves into many of the contradictions and grey areas of complicity, consent, and traumatic memory, in the post #MeToo era. Writing is underway, and we look forward to hosting a digital workshop.
- Schrodinger’s Cash written by Co-Artistic Director Anthony Black. The piece explores the illusory nature of money, the tiny house movement, economic think-tanks, Halifax’s prominent Shambhala Buddhist community, and winter surfing in Nova Scotia.
- The Story of Mr. Wright, a 2011 2b original, is being adapted into a radio play.
- Revisited, our seminal 2007 show, is being redesigned to be enjoyed by permissibly small groups of live audience members once that becomes a safe option.
We know this is a time of financial stress for many, but if you can we hope you’ll donate to the 2b Continues Fund. By doing so, you play an integral role in creating the next great 2b show.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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