2016 – 2017 will be our busiest season yet, with lots of firsts for Halifax Theatre for Young People!
Our production of Redfish will be touring to schools in the fall, with funding from the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. This ‘comedy about depression’, written and performed by Rachel Hastings and Taylor Olson, with James MacLean, addresses the issue of mental health for youth in an accessible and inventive way so we’re pleased it will be our very first school tour!
During the Remembrance Day period HTYP will produce a new version of Hannah Moscovitch‘s Where Poppies Blow, re-written to be based in Halifax as a site-specific production at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Where Poppies Blow looks at the experience of the Great War through the eyes of a child at home in Halifax, and is our first site-specific production.
And we are also looking forward to taking a production outside Nova Scotia for the first time! Two in the Coop, written by Ron Fromstein and performed by Tom Lute and Taylor Olson will be touring to theatres in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and to Happy Valley-Goose Bay in April, 2017.
At HTYP we’re expanding our wings, growing our audiences and reaching out to new communities in 2016/2017!