Tickets for Deepwater now on sale!


The Villains Theatre is thrilled the announce the world premiere of Deepwater, written by Dan Bray and directed by Burgandy Code! This dark, original mystery takes place at the Bus Stop Theatre Cooperative March 13-17, 2024.

Set in the rural Hants County, Nova Scotia, Deepwater follows police inspector Questa as she investigates a strange and inexplicable tragedy involving May – a reclusive marine biologist – and her young daughter. At its core, this new work questions the unknowable nature of life and relationships as two mothers strive to navigate a world so bizarre that it gives us creatures like the octopus – brilliant, yet deceptive – as well as the anglerfish – forsaken, yet misunderstood. Through this raw, challenging, and hopeful story, Deepwater explores the various ways that we – like much deep-sea life – must create our own light when we feel the most lost.


Chris George as Casper
Liliona Quarmyne as Questa
Amy Reitsma as May

Dan Bray – Playwright
Burgandy Code – Director
Mackenzie Cornfield – Projection Designer
Jackson Fairfax-Perry – Sound Designer
Sara Graham – Accessibility Coordinator
Virg Iredale – Stage Manager
Koumbie – Intimacy Coordinator
Colleen MacIsaac – Assistant Director
Noella Murphy – Costume Designer
Olivia Rankin – Production Manager
Laura Spencer – Production Assistance
Jackie Torrens – Dramaturge
Katrin Whitehead – Scenic Designer
Vicky Williams – Lighting Designer

This project was made possible by Arts Nova Scotia, Canada Council for the Arts, the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre, the City of Halifax, and our season sponsor Websavers.