• Nov. 4th and 5th at The Waiting Room, 6040 Almon St., LunaSea presents a staged reading of Lisa Cochrane's new play "Well Heeled", starring Kim Parkhill and Robbie O'Neill and directed by Martha Irving. Tickets are Pay-what-you-can but should be reserved at
  • ESTATE by Hannah Rittner
  • Half Cracked: The Legend of Sugar Mary Returns!!!
  • "Woman and Scarecrow" by Marina Carr. Photo credit: David Crewe. From left to right: Mary-Colin Chisholm and Mauralea Austin
  • "To Capture Light" by Mary-Colin Chisholm. Photo credit: David Crewe. From left to right: Mary-Colin Chisholm, Sherry Smith, Mauralea Austin, Martha Irving
  • The company is committed, primarily, to working with actors resident in this province, but is open to working with artists living elsewhere in order to stimulate new ideas and fresh energy.


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Correction: LunaSea is giving a talk at the Halifax Central Library on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00, not 7:30 as previously posted. Guest speaker will be Lisa Cochrane who is working with LunaSea on her first play "Well Heeled" with director Martha Irving and actors Kim Parkhill and Robbie O'Neill. 



If you have any concerns about potentially triggering or disturbing content in any of our shows, please contact us. We would be happy to discuss any of your concerns and to provide excerpts of script for you to preview, in order to help you make your decision. or 902 423 8202 (Mary-Colin)


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Design Colloquium

LunaSea is presenting a design colloquium weekend on Contemorary Theatre Practice on September 24th and 25th in the multi-media centre at NSCAD with guest designers Eo Sharp from Montreal, Kaitlin Hickey from Toronto and Leigh Ann Vardy from Halifax. Sunday at 2 pm is a panel discussion moderated by Ann-Marie Kerr entitled "Illuminating the Story: the Designer/Director Conversation." For tickets to talks and panel, please visit

LunaSea at the Library and EF's Stages Festival

Join us at the Central Halifax Library on June 13th 7:30pm  Mary-Colin will read from her new play Half Cracked: The Legend of Sugar Mary and discuss the unlikely origins of stories and the playwriting process.


Come to a Staged Reading of the play, presented as part of Eastern Front's Stages Festival,  on June 16th 2:00pm at the 5676 North Street Church  with Margaret Smith, Ryanne Chisholm and Christian Murray under the direction of Martha Irving. 

"Imagine if the Coen brothers wrote a Maritime, romantic comedy," says Chisholm. "Sugar Mary and Yewina, are two odd  sisters rattling around a farmhouse overrun by spiders, mice and stories. Scott a hapless folklorist from Arizona stumbles into their lives and everything goes topsy turvy"


Coming this Fall... the world premiere of Lisa Cochrane's 'Well Heeled' ...  Documentary filmmaker Kirsten finds a new subject in Arnold, Halifax's most notable cross dresser.  Arnold is a man of humble origins and impeccable taste in footwear.  Through the process of unveiling Arnold's life and stories Kirstin finds her own healing...