Highlights and Production History

2014

The God That Comes tours to Vancouver, Whitehorse, Pittsburgh, and Edmonton, with a month-long run at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. It is nominated for five Theatre Nova Scotia Robert Merritt Awards, and wins Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Lighting Design.

When it Rains tours to Vancouver and Victoria as part of the Spark Festival, and plays in Halifax at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival.

2b brings The Chop Theatre’s How to Disappear Completely to Halifax for a run at the Bus Stop Theatre

2b presents Inside the 2b Studio, a workshop presentation of two works in development: What a Young Wife Ought to Know, and A Kind of Reminiscence (The Freud Project)

When it Rains and The God That Comes tour to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where they received ten reviews with star ratings of four or higher, When it Rains is named critics pick in The Times (London), and Louisa Adamson receives a special Herald Little Devil Award for her technical work on The God That Comes.

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, winning two Betty Mitchell Awards, and tours to Halifax, the Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Ottawa, and to the Netherlands as part of the Noorderzon Festival.

 

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