Zuppa Theatre

Theatre that uses the whole animal.

PACT Membership: Affiliate Membership

PACT Region: 7 – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

Zuppa Theatre Co. is artist-led ensemble that has been making shows in Halifax since 1998. Every Zuppa show is an invitation to wild visions, big ideas, familiar stories and the unknown. The company’s goal is to make generous, unforgettable performances that slightly change how you look the world and yourself. Tickets go quickly, and the award-winning company has performed at major festivals and venues across Canada and the U.K., and in the U.S.

Company Information:

  • Year Founded: 1998
  • Season Starts: January
  • Season Ends: January
  • Theatre Tours: Yes
  • Engagement Contracts:
    • DOT
  • Affiliations & Memberships (other than PACT): Theatre Nova Scotia
  • Description of work:

    Zuppa Theatre Co. is an ensemble theatre company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The company is driven by a core group of artists developing original performances in collaboration with like-minded individuals from related disciplines. Every Zuppa Theatre Co. show is a ride through wild visions, genres, familiar stories and the unknown; the experiences, thoughts and inclinations of the lead artists determine the landscape.

    The company has developed a unique collaborative process that favours the intuitive over the formulaic and thrives on the play between the imagined and the real. At the heart of each show is the restless spirit of the actor.

    Zuppa Theatre Co. is Ben Stone, Susan Leblanc, Alex McLean (Artistic Directors), and Stewart Legere (Artistic Associate).

    The group has toured as close to home as Mosers River and as far afield as Boston, Vancouver, Bristol and Cardiff, Wales. Zuppa receives operating support from The Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, and The Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and the City of Halifax.

    The company has been the subject of audience and critical acclaim, scholarly articles, and has received numerous Robert Merritt Awards and nominations. Zuppa Theatre Co. is an affiliate member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT).

  • Festivals & Special Events:

    EXPLORE THE CITY OF
    THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
    Take part in a unique quest that lies between the imagined and the real. Halifax is the stage with live performers hidden around you. One part immersive theatre and one part scavenger hunt, THIS IS NOWHERE is an experience unlike anything Halifax has seen before.

  • Senior Staff:

  • Ben StoneCo-Artistic Director
  • Alex McLeanCo-Artistic Director
  • Sue LeblancCo-Artistic Director
  • Stewart LegereArtistic Associate

Rental Information:

  • Venue rental Information:

    Venue rentals: no
  • Actors:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • General auditions: no
  • Contact Title: Co-Artistic Directors
  • Contact Email: info@zuppatheatre.com
  • Production staff:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact Title: Co-Artistic Directors
  • Contact Email: info@zuppatheatre.com
  • Administrative Staff:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact Title: Co-Artistic Directors
  • Contact Email: info@zuppatheatre.com
  • Designers:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact Title: Co-Artistic Directors
  • Contact Email: info@zuppatheatre.com
  • Directors:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact Title: Co-Artistic Directors
  • Contact Email: info@zuppatheatre.com