Matchstick Theatre is an emerging production company based in Halifax.
Comprised of Producer Alex Mills, Artistic Director Jake Planinc, and Company
Manager Chelsea Dickie, the group has produced 7 plays in Halifax since its
inception in early 2017.
Matchstick’s aim is to revitalize contemporary Canadian plays, striving to ignite, affect, and
ultimately transform its audience with every performance.
As a young, fresh, and energetic company, Matchstick has produced 7 plays in just 2 years,
offering a platform to support other both emerging and established artists. In that time we have
engaged 6 local and nationally renowned playwrights, 15 backstage theatre artists and
designers, and 23 local actors in transformative and contemporary theatre.
To date, Matchstick’s roster of productions include:
Joyride by Michael Melski, January 2019
The Little Years by John Mighton, October 2018
The Woodcutter by Don Hannah, July 2018
Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes by Jordan Tannahill, March 2018
Bone Cage by Catherine Banks, October 2017
Bitter Rose by Catherine Banks, June 2017
In On It by Daniel MacIvor, January 2017
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