Mi’kmaq Stories: Past & Present

We’re hard at work to bring our original production of Mi’kmaq Stories: Past & Present to the stage and livestream.

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.

We’re partnering with Ship’s Company Theatre to bring Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present to audiences:

October 1st, 2021 Treaty Day – 1pm special school showing – live-streamed to schools across Nova Scotia

October 2, 2021 – 2pm – Live, in-person Pay-What-You-Can performance PLUS livestream performance

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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 & Tessa Mendel

Art/ Co-design: Jordan Bennett

Co-design: Katrin Whitehead

Cast: Brady Googoo, Laurie Fleet, Noel Julian, Anna Nibby-Woods, & Shelly Woods

Stage Management: Laurie Fleet

Carpenter: James Woodhouse

Administration: Riley Reign

Thanks: Millbrook Heritage Centre and Susan Stackhouse


For schools:

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 1:00 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 1:00 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!