By the time you reach the end, you may feel exhilarated or subdued, or like you’re coming off a peyote high.
— Sue Carter Flinn, The Coast

Mandate

Secret Theatre explores processes that respond to and incorporate everyday technology, deliberately replacing actors with audience members, and re-imagining what constitutes live performance.  


History

Established in 2003 as a vehicle for the interdisciplinary projects of Halifax-based actor/writer/tinkerer Dustin Harvey, Secret Theatre has grown to encompass a myriad of people and places come, gone and soon to be. Through the exploration of site and exploitation of media art, Secret Theatre creates meaningful moments that offer new ways of being together while shedding crooked light on how it is we've grown apart. Each production is about creating meaningful, shared experiences that are thoughtful, intimate, and temporary.

Moving between diverse contexts like dance, live art, public art, and theatre, XOSECRET projects have presented at festivals and events in Wales, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, and throughout Canada. 

Selected International Festivals: EXPERIMENTICA (Cardiff), Aarhus Festival (Denmark), Cork Midsummer Festival (Cork), Lokal (Reykjavik), Forest Fringe (Edinburgh). 

Selected National Festivals: High Performance Rodeo (Calgary), OFFTA (Montreal), Festival Images des Temps (Montreal), SummerWorks (Toronto), Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Whitehorse), Impact Theatre Festival (Kitchener), Prismatic Festival (Halifax), FoldA (Kingston), Art In The Open (Charlottetown), Nocturne (Halifax), RCA Theatre (St.John's), Imperial (Saint John), Nakai (Whitehorse), Uno (Victoria)