2022-23 SEASON:

The Fountain School of Performing Arts will require masks for all audience members attending any of our performances, masterclasses, or workshops.

We respect Dalhousie University's current Covid protocols in educational spaces intended to create a safe and welcoming environment for all students.


“Know Thyself”

All of us hope to know our destinies, but, as the gates of the Delphic oracle famously reminded visitors, the first step on the journey is to “Know Thyself”. This year’s season of plays is about that very quest. Join us as we stage five theatrical journeys of self-discovery that bring our characters face to face with the truth about themselves…

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DalOpera:  The Cunning Little Vixen

February 2-5, 2023
Sir James Dunn Theatre
By Leoš Janáček
Musical Direction by Betty Allison, Theatrical direction by Roberta Barker

Detailed description of Opera


2023 Devised Production


Not Now, Not Yet:  Build your own Lockdown

February 7-11, 2023
David Mack Murray Theatre
Directed by Matthew Thomas Walker; Movement Directed by Veronique MacKenzie*; Music Directed by Tim Crofts; and Instrument Construction by Torin Buzek

Matthew Thomas Walker appears with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

* The participation of this artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance•Opera•Theatre Policy

When everyone isolated, a group of students decided to stay and live in the building together. Adamant to hold off the impending disruption as long as possible, they lived, played and created together, searching for meaning in togetherness.

In a cross-disciplinary collaboration across Music, Theatre and Dance areas of The Fountain School of Performing Arts, faculty and students will engage in a devised creation process that will incorporate a collection of new microtonal instruments constructed by Torin Buzek (in collaboration with Tim Crofts) and inspired by the ideas and Instrumentarium of Harry Partch. Beginning without a script, the creative team will bring their own experiences and ideas to the rehearsal room to create a brand-new piece of theatre in just a few weeks. 

We are proud to present this exciting collaboration with the support of the Traves Performance Excellence Fund.


Peer Gynt

March 28 - April 1
Sir James Dunn Theatre
Directed by Alistair Newton

No theatrical journey is more epic than that of Peer Gynt, the superficial young man who runs from his responsibilities and takes a roundabout journey toward his destiny. Ibsen’s vast poetic drama challenges the limits of theatre, taking Peer from youth to age and from the mountains of Norway to the land of the Trolls and the deserts of Egypt. At the end of it all, when Peer confronts his maker, will he finally know himself?