Internationally acclaimed 2b theatre company is coming home. 2b SPRINGboard is a month-long event that will feature work-in-progress showings, community celebrations, and the Atlantic Canadian Premiere of
Let’s Run Away from the legendary team of Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks.

The Aquakultre Project
Lance Sampson, also known by his stage name “Aquakultre”, is an award-winning Nova Scotian songwriter, storyteller, and musician. His work revolves around community and history—specifically his own African Nova Scotian history and heritage. 
The Aquakultre Project i
s 2b’s newest music-theatre hybrid collaboration, built upon the foundations of our hugely successful collaborations with Hawksley Workman (The God that Comes) and Ben Caplan (Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story). 2b will be hosting three nights of work-in-progress showings from April 6th to the 8th.

Let’s Run Away by Daniel MacIvor
Peter’s a bit stressed. He has an unpublished memoir. It was written by someone who abandoned him. Peter wants to read us the parts about him. And if Peter can keep his cool, and if the people who work at the theatre can help him set everything up, and if the audience can just give him a little bit of their time and their attention and their silence, maybe he can tell everyone something about who we really are and who we are to others and who we might be to ourselves when we’re alone. And maybe that can make it all a little bit easier.
Let’s Run Away is written and performed by Daniel MacIvor, Directed by Daniel Brooks, and is co-produced by 2b and reWORK Productions.

"We are really excited to re-connect. Reconnect with friends, colleagues, long-time supporters, and new audiences."

Jacob SampsonAssociate Artistic Director, 2b

"We’ve been developing ideas for this show with Lance and the team over the past year or so, and this April we are bringing the band together to flesh out some of the songs and to begin to experiment with some staging."

Christian BarryArtistic Director, 2b

"It’s been a minute. We’ve been incredibly busy...but we’re happy to be home."

Christian BarryArtistic Director, 2b

Event Dates

  • Sat, April 1 – Coffee Sessions Open Panel: Production & Touring
  • Tues, April 4 – Industry Conversation: Eastern Front’s Accessibility Project
  • April 6 – 8  –  Aquakulture Work-in-Progress Showings
  • Fri, April 7 – Aquakultre Student Night
  • Sat, April 8 – Aquakultre Community Afterparty
  • April 12 – 23  –  Let’s Run Away, by Daniel MacIvor
  • Thurs, April 13  –  LRA, Student Night
  • Sat, April 15  –  LRA, ASL Interpreted Performance
  • Sun, April 16  –  LRA, Childcare Matinee
  • Thurs, April 20  – LRA, ASL Interpreted Performance
  • Sun, April 23  – LRA, Childcare Matinee