Wayne Burns – No Place Like Home in Nova Scotia
Place of Birth: Truro, Nova Scotia. I lived in Truro until 2010 and then moved to Halifax upon my acceptance to Neptune Theatre’s Pre-Professional Training Program.
Currently resides: Montreal, Quebec. In 2011, I was one of 12 chosen from Canada to attend The National Theatre School of Canada. I spend most of the year in Montreal and on September 4th will be entering into my 2nd year of the 3-year program. I have been retuning to Halifax during the summer.
Where’s your favourite place in Nova Scotia to grab a coffee?
I don’t drink coffee, but my favourite café is definitely Paperchase on Blowers Street in Halifax. I love the atmosphere there and the giant windows, it’s a very chill place and you can meet some very interesting people on either side of the counter.
Where’s your favourite place in Nova Scotia to grab a pint?
I’m going to have to say Freeman’s Little New York: the Quinpool Road Location. It’s 10-dollar pitchers and really great food, my buddies and I have had some great times there. The Oasis is a close second, for the cheap drinks and also the Thursday Night Karaoke.
Where’s your favourite place to shop eat in Nova Scotia?
I’m a big eater; so most of my money goes towards food and trying new restaurants. My recent favourite is Hart & Thistle, my girlfriend and I went there for the first time the other day and I loved the veggie burger they offer. I am also a huge fan of Hamachi House on Morris Street.
Where in Nova Scotia would we stand to see your favourite view?
My favourite view is from my Grandparents cottage in Wards Brook. The cottage is about 10 acres into the woods and sits in a clearing that overlooks the ocean. It is the most relaxing and purifying place on earth for me.
Name 3 things we’ve gotta do when we visit Nova Scotia:
1. Eat the seafood; it is incomparable to anywhere else, especially if the restaurant is close to the water, check out The Five Fishermen in Halifax.
2. See Cape Breton.
3. Go to as many beaches as possible, there are so many variations. From mud flats to black sand, clear water and high surf. Nova Scotia is home to some of the best beaches in Canada.
What makes Nova Scotia such a special place on earth for you?
Nova Scotia will always be special to me for its beauty and the memories that I have here. Growing up near the ocean is something I truly value in my childhood and when I get to come back home it puts so much into perspective for me. It’s also where my family lives, and they continually keep me humble and grateful for the opportunities that have come to me.
On the Big Screen
You can catch him in Jason Buxton’s first feature film BLACKBIRD which was just chosen as an Official Selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival and Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival.
On the Small Screen
You can see Wayne in the upcoming season of CBC's Mr. D. (which shoots here in Halifax, NS) reprising his Season 1 role as the Teenage Referee.
On the Stage
Earlier this summer he was part of a solo festival named Soloicious at the Bus Stop Theatre. Wayne was one of 6 solo performers from the Halifax area who played to a sold out audience. Because the festival was such a success, plans are already in the works to bring it back next year and expand it to two nights.
Follow Wayne Burns
on Twitter like we do @wayne_burns
Find him on IMDB
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And on the TWISI Theatre Blog here
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