We’re hard at work to bring our original production of Mi’kmaq Stories: Past & Present to the stage and livestrea. Created by Mi’kmaq artists (including film-maker Catherine
Martin, storyteller shalan joudry, and drummer/dancer/film-maker Trevor Gould), with design by artist Jordan Bennett, Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present weaves stories from the past with glimpses into current realities and dreams for the future. Directed by Tessa Mendel with Trevor Gould, this blend of Indigenous voices and stories will be a truly unique experience for young audiences.
Special Live Streaming Oct. 1 for Treaty Day!
Halifax Theatre for Young People is offering a special live-streamed presentation (from Ship’s Co. Theatre, Parrsboro) of the premiere of our production of Mi’Kmaq Stories: Past & Present. This is being offered to schools throughout Nova Scotia on Oct 1st at 1:30 PM and will be followed by a live Q and A. Created by Mi’kmaq artists (including film-maker Catherine Martin, poet/storyteller Shalan Joudry, and performer/film-maker Trevor Gould), with art by award-winning artist Jordan Bennett, Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present weaves stories from the past with glimpses into current realities and dreams for the future. Co-directed by Trevor Gould and Tessa Mendel, with an all Mi’kmaq cast, this blend of Indigenous voices and stories will be an enlightening experience for young audiences at this pivotal time in our history.
Suitable for all ages, recommended for ages 8 – 12.
The performance will be live streamed across Mi’kma’ki at 1:30 PM on October 1st. Duration one hour. The price is $50/class or $350 for the whole school, but we don’t want to leave anyone out! If you can’t afford the full price please contact Perform coordinator Pam Halstead at coordinator[@]performns.ca to make arrangements. Msit No’kmaq – All My Relations!
Production Credits – Mi’kmaq Stories
Writers/ Creators: Trevor Gould, shalan joudry, & Catherine Anne Martin
With poetry by Rita Joe and Rebecca Thomas
Co-directors: Trevor Gould
Art/ Co-design: Jordan Bennett
Co-design: Katrin Whitehead
Cast: Brady Googoo
Stage Management: Laurie Fleet
Carpenter: James Woodhouse
Thanks: Millbrook Heritage Centre and Heather