Past Work

Highlights include:

  • 2012: Daniel MacIvor’s Communion, directed by Linda Moore and starring Jenny Munday, Kathryn MacLellan and Stephanie MacDonald, is presented as part of the Neptune Studio Series.
  • 2013: Communion is programmed by Peter Hinton at the National Arts Centre English Theatre Studio Series.
  • 2013: Daniel MacIvor’s l, Animal, directed by Richie Wilcox and starring Antonio Cayonne, Stewart Legere and Kathryn MacLellan premieres at Eastern Front’s Supernova Theatre festival.
  • 2013: I, Animal is invited to Toronto’s Summerworks Festival, where it was named one of the top 10 shows and a “not-to-be-missed” play.
  • 2013: Sherry Lee Hunter’s solo performance Alone showcases at the Atlantic Fringe Festival (the first appearance of the founder of Jest In Time theatre after a 10-year absence).
  • 2013: Up Close and Personal with Kim Coates, KAZAN’s first fundraising event, fills The Spatz theatre with fans of the hit show Sons of Anarchy to hear about Kim`s roots and start at Neptune Theatre.
  • 2014: Daniel MacIvor’s His Greatness directed by Linda Moore and starring Richard Donat, Daniel MacIvor and Ryan Doucette, premieres at the Neptune Studio.
  • 2014: The Waiting Room is born: Kathryn and her team turn the old Acadian Lines waiting room on Almon Street into a 50-seat black box theatre.
  • 2014: Heaven Above, Heaven Below written by Linda Griffiths, directed by Daniel MacIvor and starring Kathryn MacLellan and Matthew Lumley enjoys a two-week sold out run.
  • 2015: The Waiting Room (TWR) opens its doors to other Halifax theatre companies. The first year includes: The Doppler Effect, Zuppa Theatre, Cathy Jones, Lee-Anne Poole, LAPPRO, Filmmaker Marc Almon, Daniel MacIvor, visual artist Rhonda Barrett, DaPopo Theatre, Liz Richardson, The Atlantic Fringe Festival, Off The Leash, LoHi Fi, Keep Good Theatre, 2b Theatre, LunaSea Theatre, Forerunners Theatre, and Eastern Front.
  • 2015: Daniel MacIvor’s The Best Brothers, directed by Dean Gabourie, starring Daniel MacIvor and John Beale.
  • 2015: Stacey and Liz, an evening of two one-acts: first, the Canadian premiere of Frida, an operetta by Robert Xavier Rodriguez starring New Glasgow native Stacey Fraser; second, Halifax actress Liz Richardson presents her solo work Going On, directed by Linda Moore.
  • 2016: Valentine to Cassavettes: a screening event of five films
  • 2016: Miss Conception starring Canadian drag legend Kevin Levesque during Halifax Pride Week.
  • 2016: The Weekend Healer by Bryden MacDonald, directed by Dean Gabourie, starring Stephanie MacDonald, Kathryn MacLellan and Allie MacDonald.
  • 2017: Miss Conception: Tribute to the Dumbells – the legendary WWI troupe that brought drag artists to perform for Canadian soldiers on the front lines. 
  • 2019: The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno, directed by Bryden MacDonald, starring Gil Anderson, Matthew Lumley, Kathryn MacLellan, and Christian Murray.

The Waiting Room

KAZAN launched the The Waiting Room for the 2014 season, converting an industrial space (a former Acadian Lines bus station) into a new black box theatre space in Halifax’s North End.

The venue was both intimate and grand, offering 60 seats and 20 foot ceilings. The space was equipped front of house with a box office, bar, and washroom; backstage featured a dressing room, kitchen, set storage, and back and right wing stage access.

When KAZAN is not in production, hosted work by many award-winning theatre companies, including 2b theatre companyEastern Front TheatreHeistLo-HiFi ProductionsLunaSea TheatreShakespeare by the SeaZuppa Theatre Co. and more.

The final show before the building was demolished was KAZAN’s Places Please in July, 2018.