Halifax Pride’s QUEER ACTS Theatre Festival is a multi-day event held every summer at The Bus Stop Theatre during Halifax Pride. The festival’s goals are to present theatrical productions of interest to Halifax’s LGBTQ community and to foster the development of queer artists and their work. With exceptional line-ups and being Atlantic Canada’s first LGBTQ theatre festival, the event has been extremely popular with audiences and performers alike. In addition to a variety of productions, Queer Acts also presents various workshops, panel discussions, and parties, all in an upbeat, community atmosphere. We take particular interest in encouraging connections between all of our participants, artists and audiences alike. Featuring packed houses, diverse engaging productions, and enthusiastic audiences, it is our goal to be the home of queer themed theatrical presentation on Canada’s east coast.
Due to the diversity of the queer community, Queer Acts strives to present an annual line-up of shows which mirrors that diversity. We strive to present pieces depicting the many issues concerning our community through various themes and genres. Comedy, drama, new works, queer classics, one-person shows, ensemble pieces, etc. are all welcome on the Queer Acts stage, granting they touch on subjects of interest to the LGBTQ community.
Stay tuned for the full festival line-up which will be announced in June 2013.