LunaSea Theatre Company seeks to give voice to women’s stories and perspectives and to showcase the rich diversity of female theatrical artists while creating essential, world-class theatre in Nova Scotia. Projects are artist-initiated, driven by creative passion and characterised by a constant striving for excellence and innovation.
LunaSea Theatre Company started in 2006 as a co-op production of “The Donahue Sisters” by Geraldine Aron at the TNS Studio Space on Agricola, which was picked up by Festival Antigonish for their summer second stage. The members of the co-op, 4 senior members of the Nova Scotia theatre community with over a century of experience between them, decided to form a company and incorporated on March 27, 2007 as LunaSea Theatre Company.
We have gone on to produce 5 plays in the last 2 years, each receiving nominations at the Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Awards; in 2009 receiving eight, more than any other theatre company, and winning Best Supporting Actress. LunaSea was also included in the Chronicle Herald’s “Honour Roll” at the end of 2008, “recognizing members from our arts community who took giant steps forward this year.” Our productions have been picked up by Festival Antigonish for three years running, played the SuperNova Theatre Festival and the Chester Playhouse.. LunaSea Theatre’s mandate is to produce plays of artistic merit which expand the theatrical experience, highlight the contributions and talents of women to theater, and to mentor young artists.