The Neptune Touring Company has performed to over 400,000 young Nova Scotians since its inception. For many, the tour is their first exposure to live theatre.
By visiting small communities throughout the Maritimes and performing to students directly at their schools, the TourCo promotes theatre to a wider (and younger) audience, thereby creating and fostering an interest in the performing arts.
We are so excited to be announcing the lineup for our Touring Company’s school productions. These shows deal with themes of identity, bullying, growing up, and finding your inner strength. Our plays for spring 2020 will include a cast of three talented actors, and are both written by acclaimed Canadian playwrights. Professional design and direction accompanied by study guides and a Q&A with the cast makes this a unique opportunity to bring theatre to all ages all over the province. In lieu of the Nova Scotian provincial updates regarding health and wellbeing, we are assessing all programs. Our Spring 2020 school tour productions of "Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures" and "Jabber" are currently postponed until further notice. Schools who are booked in have been contacted, and we will work closely with them to come up with an alternative performance date when they become available.
Any schools who are interested in booking a performance are encouraged to email email@example.com We are looking forward to bringing these shows to the general audience through the STAGES Theatre Festival. We think it is important for parents and children to see these shows together and to be part of the post show discussions. We also want to open up these shows to people who are not part of the school system and who may enjoy them and find the subject matter relevant and important. We will be waiting until schools are open and assemblies are allowed before we can fully mount these productions.
ABOUT THE SHOWS
Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures
By Mark Crawford | For grades Primary - 6
Deep in Simon’s basement, there is a secret world of imagination and adventure. When he invites his new friend Abby over to work on an assignment, Simon quickly steers them towards the theatrical!
Meanwhile, Simon’s older brother is frustrated and hesitant about all his brother dressing up as a princess and the new stories that come with it. As the three characters battle over their personal conflicts, they improvise a brand new fairy tale where everyone can transform into their “true-selves,” including a magic princess Simone, an evil king, a young girl who’s an ace with a bow and arrow, and a fire-breathing dragon.
A thoughtful and hilarious new play about our ability to transform. This playful and moving story explores the search for a place to be ourselves safely; fully express who we are without judgement; and to find out what we are made of with the support and celebration of our friends and family.
By Marcus Youssef | For grades 6 - 12
Fatima is a typical Canadian young woman, rebelling against her strict parents. When anti-Muslim graffiti appears on the school walls, this hijab-wearing teenager is transferred to a new school. There, she makes an unlikely friendship with Jorah, a boy who has a reputation for anger issues.
As their mutual attraction grows, the lines they cross to get closer together become the subject of an intense exploration of boundaries.
Jabber examines assumptions based on appearances within the school world – where a diverse student population must learn to negotiate cross-cultural respect and mutual understanding.
STARRING: Peter Sarty, Rooks Field-Green and Kiana MacDonnell DIRECTED BY: Julia Schultz and Anna Shepard STAGE MANAGED BY: Michelle Langille COSTUME DESIGN BY: Kelsey Stanger SOUND DESIGN BY: Alex Sinclair SET/PROPS BY: Vickie Marston
**Due to the postponement of these shows, the creative teams and actors are subject to change based on availability.
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