‘Portals’ folks indebted to New Dawn centre

We are writing to express our enthusiasm for the recently announced developments at the former Holy Angels school and convent.

For the last number of months, Enter Left Productions has staged a selection of “Portals” performances in the convent’s former chapel, and we are excited to be part of this project’s ongoing evolution.

Without New Dawn’s support and the development of this space, the “Portals” production and the creation of Enter Left Productions would have been almost insurmountable.

We are forever indebted to this incredible endeavour.

The creative industries on the island continue to grow, flourish and positively impact the island’s economy, culture, tourism, sense of history and community, and quality of life.

It is common these days to see creative infrastructure, like that being developed on the Holy Angels site, in towns and cities across the country. The Holy Angels project, and a number of others both old and new, make us hopeful for the future here.

For Enter Left Productions, the former Holy Angels property is an independent place where performers, directors and administrators from performance venues across the municipality can come together, work together, and, in small or large ways, benefit from a central and accessible place for meetings, auditions and rehearsals.

We continue to be taken with the energy that persists in the convent, making it an inspirational place to work and perform, the diversity of spaces therein, and the proximity of the complex to downtown and the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion.

We look forward to continuing to witness the project’s creative and entrepreneurial vision unfold.

Robyn Cathcart and Ross Hunter

Enter Left Productions

Cape Breton Post, October 2, 2014