2b Welcomes Jackson Fairfax-Perry as New RBC Emerging Artist-in-Residence

By January 11, 2023 Uncategorized
Photo by Paul Aarntzen

2b theatre company is thrilled to announce Jackson Fairfax-Perry as its 2023-24 RBC Emerging Artist-in-Residence. Over the next two years Jackson will have the opportunity to contribute and collaborate on 2b related projects and develop his own original work with guidance and support from 2b leadership. 

Jackson is a multifaceted musician, composer, and producer who has performed widely in Canada and abroad as a member of indie pop group Hillsburn, and has also performed with artists such as David Myles, Aquakultre, Ben Caplan, and Jerry Granelli, among others. Jackson’s recent work in theatre as a sound designer includes Adventures by Keep Good Theatre Company and Fat Juliet by Eastern Front Theatre, a production for which Jackson won a Robert Merritt Award. 

Jackson says “I’m thrilled to be coming on board for 2b theatre company’s 2023-24 seasons as their RBC Emerging Artist-in-Residence. 2b is filled with kind-hearted and generous artists who are dedicated to artistic exploration, and who have a talent for bringing the best out of the artists they work with. They’ve supported my work in theatre since day one and I look forward to continuing this relationship and to seeing what we cook up next!”

“Jackson is a unique talent, and generous collaborator. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him to 2b,” says Artistic Director, Christian Barry. “As a seasoned musician, Jackson brings his versatile skillset as a composer, designer, and performer to his design work. That combined with his humble, articulate, and hard-working approach to collaboration makes him an ideal team member. He is a brilliant emerging voice in the Halifax performance community.”

Associate Artistic Director Jacob Sampson adds “I’ve had the privilege to work with Jackson a few times now and have always been impressed with his artistry and his ability to think outside of the box when constructing a soundscape or piece of music. I admire his impeccable work ethic and am grateful for his generosity of spirit and kindness in a room. I am so excited for the opportunity to work closely with Jackson.”

This position has been created with the support of funding from The Royal Bank of Canada’s Emerging Artist Fund. 

About 2b theatre company

For more than 22 years, 2b has been contributing to the Nova Scotian cultural landscape, growing from a fledgling student start-up into a key cultural institution in Halifax and an internationally respected leader at the vanguard of new theatre creation. 

We prioritize care for our artists and audience members and create works that are accessible to both new and artistically seasoned audiences. 2b’s work has been presented in 65 cities, in 13 countries, on five continents, and in three languages. 2b’s productions have won awards and accolades around the world, including an Edinburgh Fringe First, two Herald Angel Awards, the NS Lieutenant Governor’s Masterworks award, six Drama Desk Award nominations, and a New York Times Critics pick. 

We are committed to the work of creating spaces that support and sustain all creative voices. We center the voices of Black, Indigenous, and racialized artists, artists with diverse neurological expression, artists with visible and invisible disabilities and artists from 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.