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HTYP launches our next season!

We are excited to announce our 2019/2020 season!


This fall, we were thrilled to tour Art Attackk! to Ship’s Company Theatre in Parrsboro and to nine schools throughout Nova Scotia from September 24 – October 4th.  All told, Art Attackk! was seen by over 1100 students across Nova Scotia!

 

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. Stay tuned for location and dates!

 

Our final production for the season is Jennifer Overton’s Spelling 2-5-5, which tackles the subject of the challenges faced when a family member has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Directed by Samantha Wilson, Spelling 2-5-5 will premiere at Eastern Front Theatre’s Stages Festival and tour to schools in June 2020!

 

Contact us at htypinfo@gmail.com to book us for your school!

Up Next: Brundibar!


HTYP is very excited to announce its latest production: Brundibár, coming to the Sir James Dunn theatre May 18-20th.

Brundibár is an opera written for children and performed at the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. No more than forty minutes long, it was composed in 1938 by Hans Krása, with lyrics by Adolf Hoffmeister and received its premiere in German-occupied Prague at the Jewish Orphanage before the mass transports of Jews to Theresienstadt began in 1942.

Directed by Halifax Theatre for Young People’s Artistic Director Tessa Mendel, with musical direction by Eszter Horvath, the production will feature professional musicians, including Scott MacMillan and members of Symphony Nova Scotia, children from the local community and professional set and lighting designers. The production, along with an educational component, guest speakers and a photography exhibit will take place at Sir James Dunn Theatre in May, 2019 with performances for both schools and the public.