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Stewart Legere | Creator and Performer

Stewart Legere is a queer artist from Halifax, Canada. As a theatre maker, he is a frequent collaborator with Zuppa Theatre Co. He was awarded the Robert Merrit Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for their show Penny Dreadful (2007), and the Mayor’s Award for Emerging Theatre Artist (2009). Also with Zuppa, he has appeared in 5 Easy Steps (to the end of the world), Poor Boy, The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions and their current work in progress Pop Up Love Party. His solo show El Camino or The Field of Stars debuted in the 2011 Queer Acts Theatre Festival and ran at Toronto’s Videofag in 2013. He was voted Best Male Actor in Halifax’s The Coast Magazine’s annual “Best Of” issue for 2011, 2012 and 2014. In March 2013 he was in residence at the Tyrone Guthrie Arts Centre in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, creating his most recent solo show Let’s Not Beat Each Other To Death which is being developed in collaboration with Canada’s National Arts Centre. As a musician, he is a vocalist with orchestral pop outfit The Heavy Blinkers, and is also set to release his debut solo album Sing With The Birds Who Stay; Quiet The Station Today in 2016. His work is fascinated with sexuality, intimacy, inter-personal relationships, the destruction of persona and the celebration of performance.

Christian Barry | Director and Dramaturge

Christian Barry is a director, dramaturge, actor, writer, and designer from Halifax, and a founding member and artistic co-director of 2b theatre companyChristian holds a B.A. (Honours) in Theatre from Dalhousie University, and is a graduate of the directing program at the National Theatre School of Canada. He directed part two of The Mill cycle, which won the 2010 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production (independent). He was also nominated for the Outstanding Director Dora that year. He has won multiple awards for both Best Direction, and for Best Lighting Design at the Theatre NS Merritt Awards. He won the 2008 Halifax Mayor’s award for an Emerging Artist, has been nominated as the Best Director at the Merritts a record seven times, and was a recipient of Tarragon Theatre’s Urjo Kareda Artist-in-residence award.

Christian has directed shows that have toured nationally and internationally. Selected directing credits for 2b theatre company: The God that Comes (world tour), The Story of Mr. Wright (Globe Theatre, Regina), Homage (Magnetic North and Luminato Festivals), Revisited (World Stage Festival, Free Fall – The Theatre Centre, Theaterformen Hanover, PuSh Festival, Intrepid Theatre), The Russian Play (Canadian Tour), East of Berlin, Manners of Dying, and Cherry Docs (Eastern Canada tour). Other selected directing credits: El Camino or the Field of Stars (Plutonium Playhouse, VideoFag), 59 Minutes (Suburban Beast & Buddies in Bad Times), Funny Money (Festival Antigonish), and The Laramie Project (Dalhousie University).

Nick Bottomley | Projection Designer

Nick Bottomley is a projection designer and programmer based in Halifax. A graduate of Dalhousie’s Computer Science program he has worked in installation art and performance design for the last five years. Recent credits include collaborations with Neptune, Secret Theatre, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Eastern Front Theatre, LunaSea, Onelight, and 2b theatre company. His work has travelled Canada, the US, UK, Germany and Iran. He is the recipient of the SummerWorks 2012 Design Award for his work on 2b Theatre’s When it Rains which was also nominated for the Nova Scotia Masterworks Award in 2013.

Karen Gross | Producer

Karen Gross is a Halifax based producer. She spends most of her time with 2b theatre company. Karen is also the resident producer for the Accidental Mechanics Group (Let’s Not Beat Each Other To Death), Keep Good (Theatre) Company (Let’s Try This Standing) and HomeFirst Theatre (It Is Solved By Walking, Messenger). She has also worked with Zuppa Theatre, Live Art Dance, Strategic Arts Management and the Magnetic North Theatre Festival. Karen is the co-founder of the StART Festival, an interdisciplinary festival of art by emerging artists at the Bus Stop Theatre. She graduated from the University of King’s College in 2014 with a combined honours degree in theatre and contemporary philosophy.

Louisa Adamson | Production Manager

Louisa is a production manager, event producer & designer, stage manager, collaborator & technician & delighted to be a part of Accidental Mechanics Group.

Louisa is the Manager of the Spatz Theatre & Resident SM/PM for 2b theatre company. Past work with Kazan Co-op, Misery Loves (theatre) Company, Secret Theatre, Zuppa Theatre Co., Eastern Front Theatre, and The Atlantic Film Festival.

Recipient of the Scotland Herald ‘little devil’ award 2014 Edinburgh Fringe & 3 Merritt Awards. Co-Founder of The New Science & Board Member of the Legacy Centre. Louisa is based in Halifax N.S, Canada & often tours across North America and Europe.

Leesa Hamilton | Costume Designer

Leesa is a freelance costume designer whose most recent work includes; What a Young Wife Ought to Know (2b theatre), When it Rains (2b theatre), Lysistrata (2 Planks and a Passion Theatre) and Slowly I Turn (Zuppa Theatre Co.). Leesa has been nominated for five Merritt Awards for her work in design and in 2013 was awarded Outstanding Costume Design for Lysistrata and Outstanding Set Design for Slowly I Turn.