Artists and Conversation Panel

Wednesday, September 16, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Scotiabank Studio at Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle St., Halifax

On September 16, 2015, the Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Awards Foundation will host a free, public panel discussion with the Creators of the five works selected as the 2015 Finalists for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. The panel will be moderated by Anthony Black, Creator of 2013 Masterworks Finalist When it Rains.

The topic has yet to be announced.

Past topics have included:
“Discovering the heart and soul within the work,” 2014
“Breaking ground in the arts,” 2013
“What does it take to create a Masterwork?,” 2012


Anthony Black

Anthony BlackAnthony Black is a writer, director, actor, designer, and producer.

Selected credits as a director include Half Life (Theatre Aquarius); Geometry in Venice, Heroes (Festival Antigonish); Masked, Fathers & Sons, Soul Alone, The Marilyn Tapes (Neptune); King Ubu (DalTheatre); Marion Bridge (Metamorphic Theatre); and Manners of Dying (2b, co-directed with Christian Barry).

As a performer, Anthony has worked with 2b, Festival Antigonish, Neptune, Ship’s Company, TNB, Shakespeare by the Sea, and DMV Co-op. He has performed his solo show Invisible Atom in more than 100 presentations across Canada and internationally, including stops in Victoria, Halifax, Toronto, New York City (at the Public Theater), Cork,  Sydney, Melbourne, and Edinburgh, where he won a Herald Angel Award.

His play Homage sold out it’s world premiere run in Halifax, and toured to Luminato and the Magnetic North Theatre Festival (both in Canada). Other scripts include Soul Alone (with Conor Green) and The Story of Mr. Wright (with Christian Barry and Globe Theatre Young Company, Regina).

Anthony has received Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Award nominations as a writer, director, set and sound designer. Anthony is a graduate of York University and the National Theatre School’s Directing Program.

Anthony was part of the creative team that produced the play When it Rains, a Finalist for the 2013 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award.

Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award will be presented by His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala on November 7, 2015.

For up-to-date information on the Gala, visit