MYA: Halifax - Day 1

Weeeeee'reeeee heeereeeeeeee! 

After years of development, months of planning, weeks of rehearsal, and days of not eating or sleeping, we are finally here in Nova Scotia for the 23rd Atlantic Fringe Festival in Halifax! 

As promised, I am going to attempt a semi-regular - maybe even daily - blogging record of the trip. Internet connection may be an issue, as we are living a semi-nomadic lifestyle, so no promises, but I will do my best. 

We got in late last night (early this morning) at the Halifax Airport; incidentally one of my favourite airports. I often have to kill time at it during layovers to and from Sydney. It's great cause it's not too big yet has everything you could want, so you're not wandering through miles of hallways trying to find your gate or a decent breakfast wrap.

Renée looking lovely and me looking slightly manic after a day at work and hours of TTC/waiting at airports.

Renée looking lovely and me looking slightly manic after a day at work and hours of TTC/waiting at airports.

After getting in at an all too unreasonable hour last night, we had a relatively quiet day getting situated with Renée's relatives (where we are lodging) where we were treated with the best East Coast hospitality. The house we're in is gorgeous and the view to die for: I fear I shall be quite spoiled by the end of this adventure.

We finished the evening with a delightful meal of Atlantic sushi - clearly superior to Pacific sushi - and I now find myself enjoying the luxury of wi-fi in a room that outshines most hotels I've been in, sublimely sipping a hot mug of Mulled Apple tea (my favourite that doesn't seem to exist in Ontario but is plentiful at East Coast Superstores). Life, it seems, is very good.

The beautiful view of seclusion from the back door.

The beautiful view of seclusion from the back door.

Indiegogo Update: 

We are sooo close to reaching out goal! We need just over $300 more and have only three days to do it. The way Indiegogo works, we still get our money even if we don't reach our goal, but they take a higher percentage of it as an "admin fee", meaning we get less. We're looking for 30 people  to each give $10. I know no one ever has any money, but you can help at all - even by posting the link of our Campaign on your Facebook page - it would mean the world to us. A lot of people have been working incredibly hard to make this production happen and we are so grateful to everyone who has already donated. I have been completely blown away by the response and starting tomorrow we'll be starting to send off some of the perks!

If you give $10, we'll send you a postcard direct from downtown Halifax. If you're able to give $25, you'll get a ticket to the show when it comes to Toronto (or Halifax if you're already here!).  

Click here to help with the creation of Original Canadian Plays. 

A HUGE thank you to our latest donor: Lacey Juk!