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Our Touring Productions
MTYP is committed to accessibility and inclusion for all young people, regardless of their geographical location or their socio-economic status. We believe live theatre develops healthy, creative, lively children. We bring creative content to schools that augment the curriculum and offer educators new ways to enhance their students' learning.
Did you know? MTYP offers free downloadable study guides for all of its shows! You may prepare your group for their live theatre experience on our MTYP Study Guide page.
By Marcus Youssef | An MTYP Production
Grades 6 - 12
TOURING MANITOBA October 27 – December 19, 2014
FOR GRADES: 7 – 12
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
When anti-Muslim graffiti targets hijab-wearing Fatima, her strict parents have her transferred to a new high school. Socially disconnected, she finds an unlikely friend in Jorah, a boy with a reputation for anger issues. As friendship blossoms into romance, they are forced to confront stereotypes, boundaries, and the consequences of their actions. Thought-provoking, comedic and sometimes dark, Jabber invites students to examine their own assumptions and expectations.
“(Jabber) is not afraid to deal with difficult subject matter such as discrimination, domestic abuse, sexuality and the danger of online sharing on social media. Jabber is a great show to bring any teenager to.” – Charlebois Post Review
“Kids could identify to the characters and story easily. Great topics, great tools, great show!” – High School Teacher
“Makes a serious social issue easy to talk about... relevant to all females and males and all age groups.” - St. John’s High School
Curriculum Highlights: ·Manitoba’s 1st Annual Islamic History Month (Oct 2014) · Opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights · English 7-12 · Social Studies 7-12 · Social Justice & Peace Education K-12 · Diversity Education Action Plan 7-12 · Multi-Cultural Education · Health Curriculum
NEW CANADIAN KID
By Dennis Foon | An MTYP Production
TOURING MANITOBA February 16 – May 15, 2015
FOR GRADES: 1 – 6
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
What is it like when your whole world is turned upside down and everything is strange? Exuberant and touching, the play uses a clever language twist that allows us to truly share Nick’s experiences as he makes friends, learns a new language, and adjusts to change. Addressing the subjects of acceptance, bullying, immigration, racism, tolerance, conflict, resolution, and relocation, this is one of Canada’s most widely produced plays and its universal message of inter-cultural harmony has been lauded by critics and audiences everywhere.
“Dennis Foon’s award-winning play… looks at a serious subject, prejudice, in a bright, witty and genuinely warm and sympathetic light.” - Winnipeg Sun
“Our class really enjoyed the play, and learned a lot about how it feels to be bullied, and how we can put a stop to racism and discrimination. Thank you for coming to our school.” – George McDowell School
Curriculum Highlights:· English & Social Studies Gr.1-6· Drama and Arts · Diversity Education Action Plan · Multicultural Education: Racism, Conflict resolution, Human Rights · Social Justice & Peace Education K-6 · Community Diversity
Rural schools or organizations interested in booking a touring production please call MTYP's Tour Coordinator toll free at 1-877-871-6897 or fill out the Tour Booking Form.
Tour Fees (maximum audience size is 300 people)
One Show: $650 + GST
Two Shows, Same Location: $1250 + GST
Community Show: $1250 + GST