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The Bus Stop Theatre Coop

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2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada
www.thebusstoptheatre.org

May 2019

Remembering the Winnipeg General

May 20May 21 | $10
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

May 20th & 21st | 7:30pm-9:00pm DaPoPo Theatre presents a staged reading of a new play by Thomas McKechnie. “So what do we do in divided, fearful times? What do we do with the howling, hopeless, yellow tinged guts in our frail little bodies?” Winnipeg, 1919. Massive unemployment and inflation. In the wake of the Russian Revolution, workers, many of them newcomers to Canada, unite and effectively shut down the city. Thousands of women act as strikers and strike-breakers. The…

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Black Feminism: Sistas of the Struggle

May 22 | 7:00 pm9:00 pm | Free
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

We marched, sang, protested and supported the feminist movement, we fought for maternity leave, employment equity, flex time, and society stands on our shoulders. A panel discussion examining the story of Black women who have led movements for social change during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Although Black women have played an important role – both behind the scenes and on the frontlines – in struggles for equality, women’s rights and social justice, they are generally excluded from historical narratives…

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Mi’kma’ki 2030: Hope and Fire

May 23May 25 | $15
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

May 23rd to 25th | 8:00pm-9:00pm What are the possibilities for Mi’kma’ki? In this dynamic, multi-disciplinary installation-performance, indigenous and black artists dream, hope and create a different way forward for this land. The artists individually and collectively articulate their visions through a provocative sharing of film, visual art, music, word and dance. Hope and Fire invites people of all ages to immerse themselves in the most pressing questions facing our collective existence on this land. The Mi’kma’ki 2030 Collective: Sarah…

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Reel Justice

May 26 | 7:30 pm9:00 pm | PWYC
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Our short film program weaves through issues and narratives to present a cinematic collage you won’t find at the Cineplex. Program: Total run time: 90 mins   Apaja'simk - The Return | Trevor Gould (2018) 11 mins Glooscap’s messenger Marten is sent back to the land of the People to find them, learn about them, and to tell Glooscap if he is needed again. This Mi’kmaq language short film was produced through AFCOOP’s Language of Nova Scotia program. The Gottingen…

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Meso América Resiste!

May 28 | 7:30 pm9:00 pm | PWYC
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Presented by the Beehive Design Collective Come see a mural-sized pen and ink masterpiece that took over nine years to create! The Beehive Design Collective works as word-to-image translators of complex global stories, shared with us through conversations with affected communities. MesoAmérica Resiste covers resistance to large-scale infrastructure development throughout Southern Mexico and Central America, touching on themes relevant to any community on the front lines of resistance to corporate globalization. This interactive presentation will feature spoken word rhymes by…

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A Timed Speed Read of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Trial Transcript with Additional Notes

May 29June 1 | $15
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

May 29th to 31st | 7:30pm-9:00pm & June 1st | 2:00pm-3:30pm Presented by Surplus Production Unit In 1911, 146 people were killed in a fire at the factory of the Triangle Waist Company in New York. The highly contentious trial that followed  spurred the public to demand workplace safety reforms and became a touchstone for radical and progressive political movements. At the time, people swore that the victims and the fire would never be forgotten. Three actors – from another…

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June 2019

Hip Hop Vs. Capitalism Vol. 2

June 1 | 8:00 pm11:30 pm | PWYC
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Back for a second year in a row, Hip-hop Vs. Capitalism will be part of Mayworks' festival mic-drop. Kicking off with a community cypher entitled "Hip-Hop vs. the System", followed by a feature set by acclaimed anti-capitalist hip-hop veterans Test Their Logik. Hip-Hop Vs. The System | A Community Cypher Calling all rappers and emcees in the HRM. Join the collective rap-battle vs. the forces that control, oppress, and exploit us all.   Bring your best bars and spit truth to…

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Dance to A New Dawn

June 1 | 11:59 pmJune 2 | 5:30 am | $5 – $20
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Night of June 1st to 2nd - midnight to dawn *Dry Event*   5 Epic DJ's will take us all on a journey through space, time, and sound as we celebrate revolutionary arts and culture and dance the night away as a community.  Complementing the music will be stunning and politicized murals, graphics, and video-streams creating a visually transformed Bus Stop that merges the vibes of a music festival with a political movement in the most enticing way. There is…

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