Current Production

HTYP has two shows running this fall!

Nine Compositions: InterActions with Art

& Red Fish


Nine Compositions:InterActions with Art




November 16th – 7 pm, 18th & 19th, 1 & 3 pm

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis St, Halifax, NS

Tickets: AGNS Admission PLUS $5


Halifax audiences are in for a fascinating experience this November with Nine Compositions: InterActions with Art.

Nine local playwrights have created nine new pieces of theatre inspired by nine unique art pieces in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Marrying two worlds – visual art and theatre – these fresh works provide a unique opportunity for art lovers of all ages to simultaneously immerse themselves in both genres.  

Showcasing a diversity of voices, the playwrights were chosen with a focus on inclusion from the African Nova Scotian, Indigenous and LGBTQ+ communities. Playwrights Catherine Banks, Laura Burke, Richie Wilcox, Tara Reddick, Jacob Sampson, Meghan Hubley, Lindsay Wilson, Catherine Martin, and Ashlan McCulloch have woven stories of cats, skateboards, climate change, friendship, Maud Lewis, and more into the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia experience.

Poignant, delightful, fun and thought-provoking, Nine Compositions is an immersive theatre experience  taking place in gallery spaces throughout the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Audiences can create their own experiences with art and theatre by selecting the performances and gallery spaces they will visit.

Directed by Mary-Colin Chisholm, Laura VIngoe-Cram and HTYP Artistic Director, Tessa Mendel with a cast of fourteen!  Halifax Theatre for Young People and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia are thrilled to partner on such a unique experience that bridges the gap between visual art and theatre.


See schools page for school show times (school show times also have limited seating available for the public)


Red Fish: A Comedy About Depression

Liz and Ethan are navigating the pitfalls of being a teenager in 2016, while dealing with their own depression and anxiety. Along the way they meet the Superhero Redfish who claims he’s here to help them… but what happens when our innermost voice becomes our worst enemy?

redfishtourposterRedfish will be at Ship’s Company in Parrsboro September 20 – 23 and is available to tour to schools on dates throughout the fall. Email us at for further information.