23 Feb Women in Theatre Festival (WIT)
We are happy to announce the new Women in Theatre Festival being produced
through the Bus Stop Theatre Cooperative!
From March 30th-April 1st, WIT Fest will bring you women-created theatre, film and
music with workshops and performances to celebrate women in the theatre industry and
encourage female participation in the arts.
WIT Fest is produced by Stepheny Hunter and Lara Lewis.
Stepheny graduated from the FSPA’s Acting program this past year (‘17). Since
moving to Halifax four years ago, she has been continuously involved in the theatre and
improv community. In 2015 she was the Summer Student Rep for the Bus Stop Theatre
Cooperative. Past Theatre Credits include: Julie in Slut the Play (Lunasea Theatre
Company), Performer in The Peace Project (Alexis Milligan and Transitus Theatre), Merlin in
King Arthur (Zuppa Theatre and Opera Nova Scotia). Stepheny has also been producing
and performing in improv shows with a variety of companies across Canada. She was a
member of Make ‘Em Ups, here in Halifax, as well as Hello City, a monthly improv show
taking place at the Bus Stop Theatre. She also recently performed in the Winnipeg Improv
Festival with their 2017 International Ensemble.
Lara is a graduate of the Fountain School of Performing Arts (‘16) and the University of
King’s College School of Journalism (‘17), and is a member of Glooscap First Nation. She
was a student rep and apprentice for 2b theatre company, as well as treasurer of the
Dalhousie Theatre Society. Currently, Lara is an ex officio member of the Bus Stop Theatre
Co-Op’s board and member of the programming committee, a member of the board of
Rolling Bold Productions, and the Vice-President of the Villain’s Theatre Association. She is
the artistic director of Taboo Theatre, and Lara co-hosts Backstage Banter, a local theatre
talk show. Recent credits include directing Seasonal Affective Dramas and The Murder Play (Taboo Theatre), Valet Girl in Princess Rules (Heist Live Art), Sarah in Nine Compositions
(Halifax Theatre For Young People) and Nika in The Bitterest Time (staged reading).