Newcomers: Stories of Refugee and Immigrant Children

This all-new theatrical presentation shines a light on what it’s like for a child to be a newcomer to Nova Scotia. Composed of short plays and monologues by newcomers from all over the world including Kenya, Hong Kong, China, Jamaica, Bolivia, Nigeria, and more, Newcomers: Stories of Refugee and Immigrant Children, is designed to build empathy and understanding of others’ experiences, while allowing newcomer students to see themselves and their stories reflected on stage, often for the first time.

A cartoon of a newcomer to Canada wearing an orange big sweater, an orange ball cap, and a plaid green scarf on, they also have on back shorts and a pair of open-toe sandals. They are crying and saying "OK, I'm fine". The image is titled "How I dress up like Canada weather."

Halifax Theatre for Young People is partnering with the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 to present this engaging play. 

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School matinees:

$8 + tax per student, free for chaperones

Thursday, April 13: 10:30 AM & 1 PM      

Friday, April 14: 10:30 AM & 1 PM

Suitable for Grades 4 – 7

This performance is an hour, including a talk-back with the artists.

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For help funding transportation: Ruth Goldbloom Educational Bursary Fund | Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21For lower-income schools, funding for the entire experience is available (up to $25/ student):