The Colloquium

2b theatre company shares an office space and an espresso machine with Live Art Dance and Secret Theatre.  It was important to us that it become something more.  The boardroom was given the name the Colloquium, and the idea of hosting regular meetings was started. The purpose of the Colloquium is to foster better conversations about art-making.

GUIDELINES:

Colloquia can be proposed by anybody in the community on any topic but must be sponsored/ hosted by a resident company at 6068 Quinpool Rd.

VALUES:

Respect for other points of view, passion, insatiable curiosity about artistic practice and purpose, and desire for continued artistic evolution.

PAST EVENTS:

“So what do we make of that?” – a debrief following the 2014 Magnetic North Theatre Festival

Colloquium No.1 – “Overlapping Disciplines” – hosted by Paul Caskey from Live Art with guest artists Peter Trosztmer and Lois Brown

Colloquium No.2 -“How did they arrive at that?”- hosted by Anthony Black from 2b theatre company and investigated Thomas Ostermeier’s production of Hamlet 

Colloquium No. 3 – “Show and Tell” – hosted by Dustin Harvey from Secret Theatre

Colloquium No. 4 – “Theatricality and Directorial Interpretation” – convened by Tessa Mendel from Halifax Theatre for Young People and hosted by 2b

Colloquium No. 5 – “There Are No Secrets” – hosted by Dustin Harvey from Secret Theatre with guest artist Adrienne Wong

Colloquium No. 6 -“The Kids Are Alright”  – hosted by Gillian Clark from 2b

Colloquium No. 7 – “How Do You Say Goodbye?” – hosted by Dustin Harvey from Secret Theatre with guest artist Chad Dembski

Colloquium No. 8 – “The Art of a Digital Encounter” – hosted by Anthony Black from 2b

Colloquium  No. 9 – “Performing and Presenting Psychological Health” – hosted by Lara Lewis from 2b

Colloquium No. 10 – “Chargin’ From the Margins” – convened by DaPoPo Theatre and hosted by 2b

Colloquium No. 11 – “Science and Dance” – convened by Lisa Phinney Langley and Jacinte Armstrong and hosted by Live Art Dance

Colloquium No. 12 – “Memory in Play” – hosted by Laura Vingoe-Cram from 2b

Colloquium No. 13 – “Theatre in the Apocalyptic Age” – convened by Mark Foster and hosted by 2b

Colloquium No. 14 – “Theatre of Escape” – hosted by Julia Schultz from 2b

Colloquium No. 15 – “Artists and the Academy” – hosted by Shauntay Grant from 2b

Colloquium No. 16 – “What is good acting?” – hosted by Anthony Black from 2b

Colloquium No. 17 – “What’s Allowed? Exploring Intimacy in One-to-One Theatre” – hosted by Miranda Bowron from 2b

Colloquium No. 18 – “Triggered: Ethics Surrounding Trauma Onstage” – hosted by Anna Shepard from 2b

Colloquium No. 19 – “Who decides what is good writing?” – convened by Lara Lewis and hosted by 2b

Colloquium No. 20 – “Are we responsible to the truth”? – convened by Annie Valentina and hosted by 2b

To propose a Colloquium, email us.