HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEIST!

- A BIG TAKEOVER -

Heist is turning 4 years old! And we'd like to celebrate with you! So we've planned a special fundraising show where, for one night, we're taking over the legendary queer space that was the CoHo!


Come join us for a fundraising Birthday Cabaret Show from 9pm to 10pm featuring: 
Tai Europe
Elle Noir
Dixon Knickers
Stewart Legere 
and Heist's  Abel T. Suckizone and Princess Edward. 


The dance party starts at 10pm with DJ Regalia and DJ Douvet making us sweat on the dance floor. 

We thought we'd stay up late since we are older - so this party goes late and features some special performances throughout the night, some games of lip sync roulette AND some prizes donated by the amazing people at Venus Envy! 

An advanced ticket includes the cabaret and the party portion of the night and is $25. Purchase them through the form on the right. Advance ticket holders get the added bonus of receiving a special discount code for ticket purchases on the upcoming Heist production Frequencies (June 4-7). Advance ticket holders also get entered into an exclusive draw for a Heist t-shirt. It pays to plan ahead. 

*A limited number of tickets for this event have been set aside for community members that are unable to attend because of the admission price. Please go here to learn more and request one of these tickets*

The world premiere of FREQUENCIES 

by Aaron Collier, Stewart Legere & Francesca Ekuwaysi

One part confessional, one part TED Talk style presentation, and one part techno-songwriter concert, this new production from the award-winning creators of The Princess Show, Princess Rules and New Waterford Boy: A Ceilidh is a multimedia storytelling show built around a techno album written by the show's star, Aaron Collier. 

Inspired by an Albert Einstein quote - "All life is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosphy, this is physics" - the production explores the stories, meanings, and inner workings of the music that underpins the performance. Through this journey, Collier invites the audience to discover his deeply personal revelations of acknowledging the grief and pain within his parents, brothers and himself, while celebrating the profound wonder and magic of real life around all around us. 

"Frequencies is the most vulnerable and vital artistic endeavour I have undertaken. My story invovles confronting and accepting deep depression, and my journey through that has lead me to be here now creating this show and telling htis story. I believe that a basic question of purpose burns in all of us, and I hope that in telling this story that others who are searching for meaning in their lives might find inspiration to stop searching start making. In essence, I hope they are moved to prove Einstein's quote correct" - Aaron Collier

Aaron Collier was born in Prince Edward Island in 1981 and is an award-winning multi-talented musician, designer, actor, drag performer and digital media artist. His composition, sound and video design work has toured throughotu Canada, Ireland and the UK and he has 14 years of touring, recording and performance experience throughout the world with his previous bands The Jimmy Swift Band and Scientists of Sound. He's released two solo albums; Love (2008) and Neo (2009). He is the co-founder of Halifax-based live art company Heist and is the co-creator of their lauded productions The Princess Show, NATION, FACE and Princess Rules. He was the 2017/18 Designer in Residenc ewith 2b Theatre where he sound designed and co-composed the world premiere of their original work One Discordant Violin which played for four weeks Off Broadway in New York City in November 2019. 

Celebrated director Ann-Marie Kerr (Daughter, The Secret Lives of Mothers) works with Collier on this intimate show featuring original music by Collier and writings by Stewart Legere, Francesca Ekwuyasi and Collier himself. Dramaturgy by Richie Wilcox and production management by Sylvia Bell. 


Works in Development

Coal Bowl Queen

Coal Bowl Queen is a new documentary play being workshopped and developed by Heist. It is a work conceived and written by Richie Wilcox focusing in on a 35-year old national boys basketball tournament in New Waterford, Cape Breton called The Coal Bowl Classic.


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