Thursday, June 20, 2019

Partner Focus: Two Planks and a Passion Theatre

During our milestone year celebrating 75 years of believing in Nova Scotian talent, we take the opportunity to appreciate the organizations that work with us to provide opportunities to many of our scholarship recipients:

Housed out of the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Two Planks and a Passion Theatre was founded in 1992 in rural Kings County, Nova Scotia, and had been “an important place in the theatre ecology of our region and country. 

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From a small village of 600 in rural Nova Scotia, the company has made a significant impact, bringing Canadians from Coast to Coast to our small corner of the world to experience a unique theatrical experience, reflecting a rural perspective to an increasingly urban landscape.” 

The Talent Trust feels particular affinity with partners that dedicate to themselves to “commissioning, developing and producing challenging Canadian drama as well as innovative interpretations and adaptations of classic works relevant to our community.”

Similarly, we emphasis the provincial arts community of Nova Scotia in our annual scholarships and special awards. Together our commitment to Nova Scotian talent and artistic expression has created a unique and prolific culture that we celebrate on our 75th Anniversary.

We are proud that since 2008, Two Planks and a Passion Theatre has been nominated for a total of 74 Merritt Awards for excellence in professional theatre in Nova Scotia, winning 26, including Outstanding Production in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2016.

In 2010 the company was a finalist for the Lt. Governor’s Masterworks Award for its production of Rockbound. 

Next week we focus on their current productions and two past scholarship recipients casted in the works.

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