Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present
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.
Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present will be performed in a giant yurt on the grounds of the Museum of Natural History in Halifax from May 20 – 23, 2020. Stay tuned for show times.
A heartwarming play by Jennifer Overton that tackles the subject of the challenges faced when a family member has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Spelling 2-5-5 follows a 14-year-old boy whose mother frequently tasks him with taking care of his brother who as ASD. After hearing about a televised spelling bee competition, Simon must overcome sibling rivalry and learn to share the spotlight with his brother. With great sensitivity and educational value, Spelling 2-5-5- delivers the message that everyone’s difference makes them special.
Directed by Samantha Wilson, Spelling 2-5-5 will premiere at Eastern Front Theatre’s Stages Festival and tour to schools in June 2020!
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