Highlights and Production History

2013

  • When it Rains tours to La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City
  • The God That Comes sells out a work-in-progress run at PuSh Festival, Vancouver
  • When it Rains tours to London, Ontario, Saint John, Fredericton, Chester, and Windsor.
  • The God That Comes premieres at Alberta Theatre Projects, and tours to Halifax and the Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Ottawa.

 

2012

  • 2b introduces Youth Production Mentorship Program, to provide mentorship to independent theatre productions driven by youth ages 18-25
  • Invisible Atom tours to Auckland, New Zealand
  • The God That Comes enjoys a workshop presentation that the Victoria Times-Colonist calls “pretty close to perfection”
  • When it Rains is nominated for eight Theatre Nova Scotia Robert Merritt Awards, and wins Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role (Francine Deschepper)
  • 2b takes the SummerWorks Performance Festival in Toronto by storm. When it Rains has six performances, and wins the festival award for Set Design, and The God That Comes is heralded “the next big thing” by The Toronto Star after a work-in-progress performance
  • The Story of Mr. Wright, a co-production between 2b and Globe Theatre, Regina, premieres in Halifax at the Neptune Studio Theatre

2011

  • When it Rains has its world premiere in Halifax to sold-out audiences and critical acclaim
  • Invisible Atom tours to Melbourne and Sydney, Australia
  • 2b is company-in-residence at the Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival
  • Invisible Atom is nominated for Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Awards for Outstanding Acting and Outstanding Lighting Design
  • Development begins on new works, including a musical collaboration with Juno winner Hawksley Workman, and a new commission from acclaimed playwright Michael Mackenzie

2010

  • Invisible Atom sells out performances the Public Theater in 2b’s New York City premiere at the prestigious Under The Radar Festival.
  • Homage tours to Magnetic North Theatre Festival and Luminato Festival
  • Invisible Atom plays at Cork Midsummer Festival, Ireland and receives the Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Invisible Atom sells out its run at home in Halifax

2009

  • 2b receives 12 nominations and wins two Theatre Nova Scotia Robert Merritt Awards
  • East of Berlin sells out two-week run at Bus Stop Theatre
  • Homage world premiere is produced at Alderney Landing Theatre
  • 2b workshops What a Young Wife Ought to Know, a new play by Hannah Moscovitch, as company-in-residence at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille.
  • Invisible Atom tours to Vancouver’s PuSh Fetsival

2008

  • Revisited wins three Theatre Nova Scotia Robert Merritt Awards: Outstanding Director (Christian Barry), Outstanding Actor (Steven McCarthy), Outstanding Lighting Design (Christian Barry).
  • The Victoria Critics Circle names Revisited the Best Production of 2007
  • Artistic Co-Director Christian Barry receives the Mayor’s Award for Emerging Theatre Artist from The Halifax Regional Municipality
  • 2b’s inaugural summer show, The Russian Play & Mexico City, by Hannah Moscovitch plays at the Chester Playhouse and Festival Antigonish

2007

  • Revisited presented at Festival Theaterformen, Hanover, Germany; marks 2b theatre company’s first international tour
  • Revisited plays PuSh Festival of International performance, Vancouver; New World Stage Festival, Toronto; Intrepid Theatre, Victoria
  • 2b christens the Citadel High stage with our Halifax premiere of our international hit, Revisited

2006

  • Invisible Atom plays at Neptune Studio Theatre, Halifax
  • Invisible Atom invited to SummerWorks Festival, Toronto (honorable mention for SummerWorks Prize)
  • Revisited presented at the Free Fall Festival, Theatre Centre, Toronto (sold out run)
  • Soul Alone produced by Neptune Theatre in association with 2b theatre company, Halifax
  • Manners of Dying receives six Merritt Award nominations including Outstanding Direction, Outstanding New Play, and Outstanding Production
  • The Guys produced as a staged reading in benefit of The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation, raising over $1200 (2b one of twelve theatres across Canada taking part in this fundraiser)

2005

  • Invisible Atom tours to UNO Festival of Solo Performances, Victoria
  • Artistic Co-Director Anthony Black receives inaugural Mayor’s award for Emerging Theatre Artist from The Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Invisible Atom receives Theatre Nova Scotia Robert Merritt Award nominations for Outstanding Director and Outstanding New Play

2004

  • Company officially changes its name to 2b theatre company
  • Manners of Dying premieres at Neptune Studio Theatre, Halifax

2003

  • Cherry Docs presented at Eastern Front Theatre, Halifax and at The Stephenville Theatre Festival
  • Cherry Docs goes on Eastern Canadian tour, Moncton, Fredericton, and Montreal

2002

  • Manners of Dying work-shopped and culminates in a presentation at The National Theatre School, Montreal
  • 2b co-hosts a clown theatre workshop with world renowned teacher Philippe Gaulier
  • Cherry Docs nominated for three Merritt Awards: Outstanding Production, Outstanding Actor, and Outstanding Director

2001

  • World premiere of Eye Spy at the “On The Waterfront” Festival with Eastern Front Theatre, Halifax
  • Our Boy Ben or Breathing Problems plays at York University, Toronto
  • Company produces Tough! by George F. Walker
  • Etiquette (A Clown Show) plays at Atlantic Fringe Festival, Halifax. It plays to sold-out houses and is named Hit of The Fringe.
  • Company is founded by Christian Barry, Anthony Black, Andrea Dymond, Zach Fraser and Angela Gasparetto