Fall School Tour – Newcomers

Newcomers: Stories of Refugee and Immigrant Children a Halifax Theatre for Young People’s production is touring to schools throughout Nova Scotia from Oct. 24 – Nov. 10, 2023. 

This program has been Pre-Approved by Daytrippers Children’s Charity for full funding for schools demonstrating financial need/ children in low-income communities! If this is your school, please contact halifaxtheatreforyoungpeople@gmail.com asap so we can help facilitate your application.

Originally produced at Pier 21, Newcomers: Stories of Refugee and Immigrant Children is touring to schools in Nova Scotia from October 23 – November 10, 2023. Written, performed and created by Newcomers from all over the world, including Kenya, Taiwan, Germany, India, Brazil, Malaysia, Nigeria, and more, Newcomers: Stories of Refugee and Immigrant Children, is designed to build empathy and understanding of others’ experiences, while allowing newcomer students in Nova Scotia to see themselves and their stories reflected on stage, often for the first time.  

The production aligns with Nova Scotia Department of Education Curriculum Outcomes for Grades 3 – 7, for Social Studies, Language Arts and Competencies, including the following learning outcomes: 

Learners will investigate the role of culture in communities, Learners will analyze the impact of cross-cultural understanding, Learners will communicate effectively and clearly respecting cultural contexts, Learners will interpret, and watch combined information from culturally diverse contexts, Learners will reflect on issues surrounding human rights, social justice and equity.

Mi’kmaq Stories available for schools again!

Last year Halifax Theatre for Young People’s production of Mi’Kmaq Stories: Past & Present was made into a film for schools throughout Nova Scotia. This year we are happy to announce that once again the film will be available all Mi’kmaq History Month for you and your class! 

Grade Levels: Appropriate for all ages, recommended for ages 8-12.

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: $50/class or $300 for whole school

Show Dates: Digital Production available through Mi’kmaq History Month October 1 – October 31 

To book please go to: Perform – Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present

Mi’kmaq Stories: Past & Present weaves stories from the past with glimpses into current realities and dreams for the future. This blend of Indigenous voices and stories, with an all-Mi’kmaq cast, will be an enlightening experience for young audiences at this pivotal time in our history. These are new and traditional stories, written & created by Mi’kmaq artists Trevor Gould and Catherine Anne Martin with additional writing by Rita Joe, Shalan Joudry, and Rebecca Thomas.

Featuring: Brady Googoo, Laura Fleet, Noel Julian, Anna Nibby-Woods, Shelly Woods

Additional material (interviews, archival photos, images and music): Dozay Christmas, Gerald Gloade, Loretta Gould, Seth Doucette, Samqwan Boyz, Richard Poulette, Dr. Bernie Francis and Alan Syliboy.

Learning outcomes: Mi’kmaq Stories Learning Outcomes

Feedback from Teachers: 

Wow……in 40 minutes we gained so much important information… The power of it was very important…This presentation should be part of the grade 6 curriculum from here on out. –Sackville Heights Junior High

The students were all focused on it. It also fit in with what we were working on in the Curriculum… Bringing the Arts into Social Studies is fantastic. –Leslie Thomas Junior High

We watched & absolutely loved it, and had a lengthy discussion afterwards…I found it to be a great launching point to talk about Mi’Kmaq ways of knowing and being. –Sackville Heights Junior High 

My class watched it and were engaged the whole time. It created new conversations around the culture and our (modern day) abuse of the environment and resources… It was also awesome to see local Mi’kmaq Peoples portraying the roles! –Sackville Heights Junior High