Walter Carey has been active in the Cape Breton arts community for most of his life. He writes, acts, and directs, films, photography and stage crew. Theatre is definitely a major part of his life. He has been a member of the Cape Breton Stage Company since its conception in 2007.
This past weekend, Carey was recognized by Theatre Nova Scotia when he received the Merritt Award. The Merritt Awards acknowledge outstanding achievement in professional theatre in Nova Scotia. Named after educator Robert Merritt, the awards take place annually at the end of March and coincide with World Theatre Day. The Merritts celebrate achievement in areas of Acting, Directing, Playwrighting, Design, Technical Theatre, and overall achievement in Nova Scotian Theatre. The awards also, very importantly, reward the efforts of volunteers from community and professional theatres across the province.
“It is an honor to be recognized by Theatre Nova Scotia. I am extremely grateful to be active in the theatre community in Cape Breton,” says Carey. “The theatre community is special here; we are all very supportive of each other and I share this award with all the members of the community.”
The Cape Breton Stage Company is a theatre group, which operates in downtown Sydney, NS. It has been in operation since 2007 and is dedicated to bringing quality, thought-provoking theatre to downtown areas of the CBRM.
The Cape Breton Stage Company third annual Summer Night Theatre Festival continues every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the month of August. Be sure to check out some of the quality theatre. All shows are at St. Patrick’s Museum on the Esplanade in Sydney. Tickets are $10 or $25 for a weekend pass.