Digital Mi’kmaq Stories Now Available for Schools!

We are delighted to announce that the digital version of Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present, co-directed by Catherine Ann Martin and Tessa Mendel, and edited by Ann Verrall, is now ready for booking. With added material including interviews, archival photos, images and music by Mi’kmaq artists including Dozay Christmas, Gerald Gloade, Loretta Gould, Seth Doucette, Samqwan Boyz, Richard Poulette,Dr. Bernie Francis and Alan Syliboy this enhanced version is must-see viewing for all students.

Schools can book this digital presentation for Treaty Day and throughout Mi’kmaq History Month September 29 – October 31 through Perform Nova Scotia:

New and traditional stories, written & created by Trevor Gould and Catherine Anne Martin with addition writing by Rita Joe, Shalan Joudry, Rebecca Thomas

Need additional information about curriculum outcomes or any other questions? Email


Brady Googoo

Laura Fleet

Noel Julian

Anna Nibby-Woods

Shelly Woods

Film Production

Filmed at Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Director of photography: Danny Everson

Sound recordist & mixer: Kevin Olson

Production Assistant: Alex Cubbon

Theatre Production

Performed and filmed live at Ships Company Theatre

Art/ Co-design: Jordan Bennett

Co-design: Katrin Whitehead

Stage management: Laurie Fleet

Carpenter: James Woodhouse

Camera: Aaron Collier

Newcomers: Stories from Immigrant and Refugee Children

Newcomers: Stories from Immigrant and Refugee Children will feature short plays or monologues by ten Immigrant and Refugee playwrights and artists living across the Atlantic Provinces. This project is currently being developed in partnership with Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC) in order to offer extensive dramaturgical support.  Based on their own experiences, as well as material informed by interviews held with Newcomer children and youth, this show will combine narratives of arriving in Canada from various countries, backgrounds and circumstances, offering a unique and diverse perspective on being a Newcomer to Atlantic Canada. The production will take place at Pier 21, stay tuned for dates!