This is Nowhere


Legend has it that, in 1968, a secret organization called The Nowhere Collective attempted to draft a ‘Blueprint’ for a future Halifax, which they hoped to realize by 2018. It never happened. We don’t even know if the legend is true.

Downtown Halifax is the stage. Guided by a phone app, you search through the city of the present, considering it’s past and witnessing a series of encounters that evoke the city of tomorrow. In the process, you can be one of the 1000 authors of a New Blueprint for the city’s future.

This is Nowhere is one of 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

Slated for September 2018, This is Nowhere will feature two choirs and a cast of 40 actors throughout downtown Halifax.

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Principal Writer
Kate Cayley

Conceived and Directed by
Alex McLean with Stewart Legere, Kathryn McCormack, Liliona Quarmyne, Ben Stone

Additional Writers
Sobaz Benjamin
Rebecca Thomas

Stewart Legere
Kathryn McCormack
Alex McLean
Liliona Quarmyne
Ben Stone

Jason MacIssaac

Musical Arrangement and Transcription
David Christensen

The Nova Scotia Mass Choir
Xara Choral Theatre

Cast and Crew

Production Manager
Jessica Lewis

App Development
Andrew Burke

Video Designers
Nick Bottomly
Anna Shepard

Accessibility Coordinator
Steve Estey

3 o’clock Communications

Assistant Producers
Ariel Bates and Rooks Field-Green

Alex McLean and Anika Riopel