When COVID-19 struck Nova Scotia, theatre shutdown as we knew it. Financial losses for theatre producers were unprecidented and devastating. In response the provincial government promised funding support to theatre and cultural organizations to help them through this pandemic.

Six months later, neither the funding nor a funding plan has been delivered.

Theatre Nova Scotia wants all of its members to remain strong vibrant cultural contributors, from Liverpool to Glace Bay, from Parrsboro to Halifax to the Eastern Shore.  It affects theatre employees, contractors, volunteers, audiences and their communities.

On Sept 22nd, thousands of Nova Scotians participated in #BeSceneNS.  You told us why you miss live theatre, why theatre matters to you, why you want all the theatres and their talented artists across this province to remain strong and vibrant well into the future.  

Thank you for telling us why live Nova Scotian theatre is important to you.  Now we ask that you tell your MLA.


How you can help:


1) Write a letter

Craft your own letter

  • Identify yourself and your connection to theatre (i.e. I work in the live theatre industry, I am a volunteer with a community theatre organization, I regularly attend live theatre performances at x, y, z)
  • Be brief but clear about what you're asking for (you're asking for the provincial government to deliver the promised funding to theatre and cultural organizations)
  • Tell your MLA a personal story about why theatre is so important to you and to your region of Nova Scotia.  Feel free to use stories you may have shared during #BeSceneNS.  They were heartfelt and powerful!
  • Close your letter by restating your ask



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2) Send to your MLA and Minister Lohnes-Croft (Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage)

  • Not sure who your MLA is? Find out here


Electoral District Name Phone Fax E-mail Department
Annapolis Honourable Stephen McNeil (Lib) 902-825-2093 902-825-6306 stephenmcneil@ns.aliantzinc.ca 291 Marshall Street, Suite 2
Box 1420
Middleton, NS
B0S 1P0
Antigonish Honourable Randy Delorey (Lib) 902-870-5899 902-735-3375 office@antigonishmla.ca 155 Main Street, Suite 202
Antigonish, NS
B2G 2B6
Argyle-Barrington Colton LeBlanc (PC) 902-903-0496   info@coltonleblanc.ca 2447 Highway 3
Barrington, NS
B0W 1E0
Argyle-Barrington Colton LeBlanc (PC) 902-648-2020   info@coltonleblanc.ca 6-4200 Highway 308
Tusket, NS
B0W 3M0
Bedford Honourable Kelly Regan (Lib) 902-407-3777 902-407-3779 kelly@kellyregan.ca 1597 Bedford Highway, Suite 306
Bedford, NS
B4A 1E7
Cape Breton Centre Kendra Coombes (NDP) 902-862-6337   kendracoombesmla@gmail.com P.O. Box 1
New Waterford, NS
B1H 4K4
Cape Breton-Richmond Alana Paon (PC) 902-535-3500 902-535-3600 mla_assistant@alanapaon.coml 4 MacAskill Drive
PO Box 148
St. Peters, NS
B0E 3B0
Chester-St. Margaret's Hugh MacKay (Lib) 902-826-0222   info@hughmackay.ca 209-9977 St. Margaret's Bay Road
Hubbards, NS
B0J 1T0
Clare-Digby Gordon Wilson (Lib) 902-769-6683 902-769-2576 info@claredigby.ca 1287 Highway 1
Little Brook, NS
Clare-Digby Gordon Wilson (Lib) 902-245-5300 902-245-4596 info@claredigby.ca 138 Highway 303
Conway, NS
Clare-Digby Gordon Wilson (Lib) 902-769-6683 902-769-2576 info@claredigby.ca PO Box 111
Church Point, NS
B0W 1M0
Clayton Park West Rafah DiCostanzo (Lib) 902-443-8318 902-445-9287 Rafah@Rafahdicostanzo.com 397 Bedford Highway, Suite 201
Halifax, NS
B3M 2L3
Colchester North Honourable Karen Lynn Casey (Lib) 902-641-2200 902-641-2266 karencasey@eastlink.ca 10653 Hwy. 2,
Debert, NS
B0M 1G0
Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley Larry Harrison (PC) 902-639-1010 902-639-2598 larryharrisonmla@gmail.com 87 Main Street West
PO Box 219
Stewiacke, NS
B0N 2J0
Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage Barbara Adams (PC) 902-406-0656 902-406-0070 barbadamsmla@gmail.com 1488 Main Road
P.O. Box 116
Eastern Passage, NS
B3G 1M5
Cole Harbour-Portland Valley Honourable Tony Ince (Lib) 902-406-3288 902-406-3358 tonyince@tonyincemla.ca 1081 Cole Harbour Rd Unit 6
Dartmouth, NS
B2V 1E8
Cumberland North Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin (PC) 902-661-2288 902-661-0114 mla@esmithmccrossinmla.com 5 Ratchford Street, 2nd Floor
Amherst, NS
B4H 1X2
Cumberland South Tory Rushton (PC) 902-597-4039 902-597-3310 toryrushtonmla@bellaliant.com 6 McFarlane Street
PO Box 250
Springhill, NS
B0M 1X0
Dartmouth East Tim Halman (PC) 902-469-7353 902-469-7351 timhalmanmla@gmail.com 73 Tacoma Drive, 2nd Floor
Dartmouth, NS
B2W 3Y6
Dartmouth North Susan Leblanc (NDP) 902-463-6670 902-463-6676 susanleblancMLA@bellaliant.com 260 Wyse Road, Suite 102
Dartmouth, NS
B3A 1N3
Dartmouth South Claudia Chender (NDP) 902-406-2301 902-406-2275 claudiachendermla@gmail.com 33 Ochterloney Street
Suite 120
Dartmouth, NS
B2Y 4P5
Eastern Shore Honourable Kevin Murphy (Lib) 902-281-3005 902-281-3006 info@kevinmurphy.ca Unit 9
Porters Lake Shopping Centre
5228 Highway #7
Porters Lake, NS
B3E 1J8
Fairview-Clayton Park Honourable Patricia Arab (Lib) 902-329-8683 902-444-7530 info@patriciaarab.ca 3845 Joseph Howe Dr,
Suite 203,
Halifax, NS
B3L 4H9
Glace Bay Honourable Geoff MacLellan (Lib) 902-842-4390 902-842-4389 mla@geoffmaclellan.ca Peoples Mall
219 Commercial Street, Suite D
Glace Bay, NS
B1A 3B9
Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie Honourable Lloyd Hines (Lib) 902-533-2280 902-533-3039 lphines@ns.sympatico.ca Chedabucto Center
9996 Highway 16
Unit P-1
PO Box 259
Guysborough, NS
B0H 1N0
Halifax Armdale Honourable Lena Metlege Diab (Lib) 902-455-1610 902-455-2998 info@lenadiab.ca Unit 101
1 Craigmore Drive
Halifax, NS
B3N 0C6
Halifax Atlantic Brendan Maguire (Lib) 902-444-0147 902-444-8941 brendan@brendanmaguire.ca 349 Herring Cove Road
Suite C.
Halifax, NS
B3V 1R9
Halifax Chebucto Gary Burrill (NDP) 902-454-8365   garyburrillmla@gmail.com 6208 Quinpool Road, Unit 102
Halifax, NS
B3L 1A3
Halifax Citadel-Sable Island Honourable Labi Kousoulis (Lib) 902-444-8200 902-444-8222 labi@labimla.ca Halifax Professional Centre
5991 Spring Garden Road, Suite 365
Halifax, NS
B3J 1Y6
Halifax Needham Lisa Roberts (NDP) 902-455-7300 902-455-7668 lisarobertsmla@gmail.com Suite 1000, 6080 Young St.
Halifax, NS
B3K 5L2
Hammonds Plains-Lucasville Ben Jessome (Lib) 902-404-9900 902-404-8415 jessomeben@gmail.com 2120 Hammonds Plains Road, Unit 3
Hammonds Plains, NS
B4B 1P3
Hants East Honourable Margaret Miller (Lib) 902-883-3465
902-883-3293 margaretmillermla@bellaliant.net 8 Old Enfield Rd., Unit 204
Enfield, NS
B2S 1C6
Hants West Chuck Porter (Lib) 902-798-5779 902-798-4093 chuck@chuckporter.ca 58 Gerrish Street
P.O. Box 3873
Windsor, NS
B0N 2T0
Inverness Allan MacMaster (PC) 902-258-2216 902-258-3231 mlamacmaster@bellaliant.com 15759 Central Avenue
Inverness, NS
B0E 1N0
Kings North John Lohr (PC) 902-365-3420 902-365-3422 johnlohrmla@gmail.com 347 Main Street
Kentville, NS
B4N 1K7
Kings South Keith Irving (Lib) 902-542-0050 902-542-3423 keith@irvingmla.ca 3-24 Harbourside Dr.
PO Box 2455
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2C1
Kings West Leo A. Glavine (Lib) 902-765-4083 902-765-4176 leoglavinemla@leoglavine.ca GW Sampson Building
694 Main Street
P.O. Box 250
Kingston, NS
B0P 1R0
Lunenburg Hon. Suzanne Lohnes-Croft (Lib) 902-531-3095 902-531-3094 lunenburgmla@eastlink.ca PO Box 136
125A Cornwall Road
Blockhouse, NS
B0J 1E0
Lunenburg West Honourable Mark Furey (Lib) 902-530-3883 902-530-3919 markfurey.mla@eastlink.ca 425 King Street
Bridgewater, NS
B4V 1B1
Northside-Westmount Murray Ryan (PC) 902-794-1030 902-794-1029 mla@murrayryan.ca 174 Commercial St.
North Sydney, N.S.
B2A 1B4
Pictou Centre Honourable Pat Dunn (PC) 902-752-3646 902-752-6571 patdunnmla@bellaliant.com 342 Stewart Street, Unit 3
New Glasgow, NS
B2H 2R7
Pictou East Tim Houston (PC) 902-695-3582 902-695-3581 pictoueastamanda@gmail.com 2042 Queen Street
Site 40, Mod 7, Comp 7
RR #2
Westville, NS
B0K 2A0
Pictou West Karla MacFarlane (PC) 902-485-8958 902-485-5135 pictouwestmla@bellaliant.com 25B Front Street
P.O Box 310
Pictou, NS
B0K 1H0
Preston-Dartmouth Honourable Keith Colwell (Lib) 902-433-1494 902-435-1712 keithcolwell@eastlink.ca 2345 Highway #7
P.O. Box 1 Comp 4
East Preston, NS
B2Z 1G6
Queens-Shelburne Kim Masland (PC) 902-354-5470
902-354-5472 Kim.maslandmla@gmail.com 271 Main Street
P.O. Box 1206
Liverpool, NS
B0T 1K0
Sackville-Beaver Bank Brad Johns (PC) 902-865-6476   mlabradjohns@gmail.com Unit 103, 1710 Sackville Drive
Middle Sackville, NS
B4E 3A9
Sackville-Cobequid Steve Craig (PC) 902-864-6271 902-864-0483 Steve.Craig@novascotia.ca Unit 104, 445 Sackville Drive
Lower Sackville, NS
B4C 2S1
Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg Brian Comer (PC) 902-564-8679 902-564-1204 Brian.Comer@novascotia.ca 1724 Kings Road
Sydney River, NS
B1S 1E9
Sydney-Whitney Pier Honourable Derek Mombourquette (Lib) 902-562-8870 902-562-5220 info@mombourquette.ca 500 Kings Road
Sydney, NS
B1S 1B1
Timberlea-Prospect Honourable Iain Rankin (Lib) 902-404-7036 902-404-7056 info@iainrankin.ca 1268 St. Margaret's Bay Road, Suite 100
Beechville, NS
B3T 1A7
Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River Dave Ritcey (PC) 902-897-0884   mlaritcey@bellaliant.com 141 Victoria Street
Truro, Nova Scotia
B2N 1Z3
Victoria-The Lakes Keith Bain (PC) 902-736-0301 902-736-0411 keithbainmla@bellaliant.com 1415 Highway 105
Bras d’Or, NS
B1Y 2N5
Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank Bill Horne (Lib) 902-576-3411 902-576-3413 billhornemla@gmail.com Suite 101, 1265 Fall River Road
Fall River, NS
B2T 1E6
Yarmouth Honourable Zach Churchill (Lib) 902-742-4444 902-742-7391 ca@zachchurchill.com 396 Main Street, Suite 100
Yarmouth, NS
B5A 1E9





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