Our valued sponsors
It is safe to say that most professional theatre companies could not operate without the enthusiastic and dynamic support of sponsors. Our corporate partners and government funding bodies are the life-blood of the arts. Through their energy and vision we are held up and able to create theatre; theatre that enriches the lives of Nova Scotians and theatre that feeds back into the social fabric of our community.
For that vision, we applaud them. For that vitality, we salute them here.
The 7 Virtues - Production Sponsor - Creepy and Little Manson
Eastern Front Theatre is thrilled to welcome The 7 Virtues as Production Sponsor of their next production, Michael Melski's play, Creepy & Little Manson.
"I am so excited to be working with The 7 Virtues team," says Artistic Producer, Jeremy Webb. "We value all of our sponsors and partners and really appreciate the energy that they bring to the table."
"To have Michael Melski's searing and dramatic script going into rehearsal is exciting enough, but to have Barb Stegemann and her company decide to support this show and Eastern Front Theatre is great news."
Barb Stegemann's Halifax-based fragrance company shot to fame when Barb appeared on CBC's The Dragons’ Den. With a philosophy of dignity and empowerment, The 7 Virtues harnesses its buying power to support farmers and their families in nations rebuilding to build peace.
The 7 Virtues fragrance collection is created with essential oils from nations that include Haiti, Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Rwanda. The company’s vision is to leave a lasting positive impact.
"It's gratifying to see a company with a social heart and soul want to support the arts and culture sector here in Nova Scotia," continues Webb. "I look forward to working with The 7 Virtues on this great new play. We encourage our sponsors to get involved with our work."
Creepy and Little Manson starts rehearsal this week and opens on March 31st, with the play being directed by its author, Michael Melski. Creepy and Little Manson is a dark new play that explores a relationship that formed during guitar lessons in a Washington State penitentiary during the 1960s. Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis, legendary gangster and jailhouse musician, is approached by a meek young inmate named Little Charlie who wants to be a music star. Through an unforgettable relationship that unfolds onstage, the play examines the tenuous connection between creativity and madness.
"I have not seen a play like this one in my 18 years in the theatre community in Nova Scotia," says Webb. "It's going to blow the roof off of the theatre. It's a little bit like taking another trip into the Dragons’ Den," he jokes. "I know that our production sponsor will be right there with us!"
Hal-Con - Presenting Sponsor - Ten-Minute Play Contest
Hal-Con’s involvement in the community is one of our most valued commodities. They support the IWK Foundation because they are a champion of excellence in women’s and children’s health and medicine.
Since 2012, Hal-Con has been proud to participate in and serve its community at large. We have shared in numerous parades, hosted BBQ’s at several comic book stores, held movie nights at the Museum of Natural History, and have helped many Halifax and area charities raise money for children and adults. As part of our efforts to drive awareness to such causes as literacy and youth engagement, we have invaded bookstores and other locations for pictures and story time events. Our devoted cosplayers created a group called Hal-Con’s Amazing Super Friends to take part and support Hal-Con related events by raising awareness for Halifax and area charities.
Hal-Con costumers have been present at many events such as Kids Help Phone Be-A-Hero Fundraising Walk, the annual Autism Walk, and the 25th Annual Halifax AIDSWalk. We have also helped with the opening of new businesses like Cape & Cowl Comics, Ragnarok Comics and Hobbies, and the Halifax Central Library.
Together with Mount Saint Vincent University’s Business & Tourism Society, we aided in raising money for the IWK’s Ronald McDonald House Family Room, and showed up for a special pre-Christmas visit.
The Berkeley - Production Sponsor - Yours Truly, Cape Breton: Starring Bette MacDonald & Maynard Morrison
The Berkeley is thrilled to support Eastern Front Theatre in its quest to bring extraordinary Atlantic Canadian talent to the stage. We strongly believe that a thriving arts and culture scene brings a certain richness to our community, making it a great place to live and work! Stories are vital from a cultural and historical perspective bringing communities, both big and small, together in truly meaningful ways. Our residents are proof of the importance of storytelling; with wisdom to impart, many tales to tell, and an audience keen to listen! This coming season, Eastern Front Theatre is bringing to the stage an exceptional variety of high quality shows, allowing a little something for everyone! The Berkeley is so pleased to be able to support the initiatives of Eastern Front Theatre as well as the amazing, very talented people who live right here with us in Atlantic Canada.