Coming soon to a school near you!


 

Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present

For grades 3-6 / 7-9
May 20-23, 2020
Museum of Natural History, Halifax, NS

$8/student
To book or for more info:  htypinfo@gmail.com

Debuting spring 2020, we are thrilled to present a new original production: Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present. Created by Mi’kmaq artists (including film-maker Catherine Martin, storyteller Shalan Joudrey, theatre artist Lara Lewis and spoken-word artist Rebecca Thomas), Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present weaves stories from the past with glimpses into current realities and dreams for the future.

Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present will be performed in a giant yurt on the grounds of the Museum of Natural History in Halifax from May 20 – 23, 2020. Stay tuned for show times.


Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present
relates to the following Curriculum Outcomes:

SOCIAL STUDIES
– Investigate the role of culture in Mi’kmaq communities and the impact of cross-cultural understanding
LANGUAGE ARTS
– Comprehend and respond personally and critically to culturally diverse texts.
COMPETENCIES
– Reflect on issues surrounding human rights, social justice and equity.
– Listen and interact purposefully and respectfully
– Interpret, respond and reflect on thoughts, ideas, and emotions through multiple media formats.

Additionally for Grades 7-9
SOCIAL STUDIES
– Develop an understanding of culture, diversity, and world view, recognizing the similarities and differences reflected in various personal, cultural, racial and ethnic perspectives.
– Develop an understanding of the interdependent relationship among individuals, societies, and the environment and the implications for a sustainable future.
– Develop an understanding of the past and how it affects the present and the future.
MI’KMAQ STUDIES
– Develop an understanding of Mi’kmaw values and culture.

Spelling 2-5-5

For grades 4-8
June, 2020
Touring across Nova Scotia
$650/show ($1000 for 2 performances)

 To book or for more info:  htypinfo@gmail.com

A heartwarming play by Jennifer Overton that tackles the subject of the challenges faced when a family member has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Spelling 2-5-5 follows a 14-year-old boy whose mother frequently tasks him with taking care of his brother who as ASD.  After hearing about a televised spelling bee competition, Simon must overcome sibling rivalry and learn to share the spotlight with his brother.  With great sensitivity and educational value, Spelling 2-5-5- delivers the message that everyone’s difference makes them special.

Directed by Samantha Wilson, Spelling 2-5-5 will premiere at Eastern Front Theatre’s Stages Festival and tour to schools in June 2020!


Spelling 2-5-5
 relates to the following Curriculum Outcomes:

HEALTHY LIVING

– Understand that positive self-identity effectively enables them to manage their health, relationships, and interactions with the world.
– Think critically and make informed decisions to enhance health of self and others.
– Understand the need for effective communication and interpersonal skills that facilitate positive relationship between themselves and the world.
LANGUAGE ARTS
– Explore, clarify and reflect upon thoughts and experiences.
COMPETENCIES
– Reflect on issues surround human rights, social justice and equity.
– Consider possible consequences of decisions, judgements, and solutions to problems and the need to accept responsibility for actions.
– Listen and interact purposefully and respectfully in a variety of contexts.
– Interpret, respond and reflect on thoughts, ideas, and emotions through multiple media forms.


Participation Guide

In order to create the fullest experience possible for your students, we offer participation packages, which will be sent electronically to each teacher bringing students to the performance.

These participation packages include guidelines for attending theatre, which will help your students know what is expected of them. They also include discussion points to introduce the play to students before attending the performance, and to explore the themes in the play with students after they see it. Suggested activities include both visual art explorations and exercises using forms of drama.

 

Post-Show Discussions

Performances will be followed by talk-back sessions with the actors and members of the design team, which will allow students to explore questions about the play and about theatre that interest them.

For more information: email  htypinfo@gmail.com