Current Productions

Brundibar: A Children’s Opera (Streamed Video Presentation)

For grades 3-6 / 7-9
Available to stream to your school now!

Charming and inspiring, Brundibar is a video presentation available to schools through Theatre Nova Scotia’s PERFORM! program.  Along with a subtitled film from the HTYP’s 2019 production, this video presentation includes a brief introduction by Director Tessa Mendel, as well as interviews with the performers about their experience.

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. The production, along with an educational component, guest speakers and a photography exhibit took place at Sir James Dunn Theatre in May, 2019 with performances for both schools and the public.

Directed by Halifax Theatre for Young People’s Artistic Director Tessa Mendel, with musical direction by Eszter Horvath, the production featured professional musicians, including Scott MacMillan and members of Symphony Nova Scotia, children from the local community and professional set and lighting designers.

For more info, email coordinator[at] or call (902) 425-3876


Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present

Created by Mi’kmaq artists (including film-maker Catherine Martin, storyteller shalan joudry, and performer/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.

Touring Spring 2021. Stay tuned for show times.




See our schools page for more information, and how to bring us to your school!