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  JUNE 8  

  FAMILY STAGE    THEATRE | PUPPETRY | PLAY READING

THE BOOK OF ASHES

HALIFAX THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

A play reading and puppet show-and-tell for HTYP's upcoming production of Emil Sher's The Book of Ashes, a true story about the magic of libraries set in war-torn Iraq.

Saturday, June 8 @ 2:30pm

LOCATION: Alderney Landing Theatre

RUNTIME: 90 minutes

AUDIENCE NOTE: Mature Content

HALIFAX THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Nova Scotia / Mi'kma'ki

Halifax Theatre for Young People (HTYP) was founded in 2009 by Tessa Mendel and Chris Heide as a means to fill the local gap in professional theatre created specifically for young audiences. Since 2009, Halifax Theatre for Young People has had the opportunity to create, share and produce numerous theatre productions, and meaningfully engage young audiences across Nova Scotia.


Halifax Theatre for Young People occupies a unique place within the theatre ecology of both our local community and our region as the only full-time Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Company in Halifax Regional Municipality.


HTYP is a non-profit society with a Board of Directors and an Artistic Director, Tessa Mendel.

Halifax Theatre for Young People lives and creates in Mi’kma’ki – the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. Halifax Theatre for Young People is honoured to work and create in Mi’kma’ki and work to uphold and abide by the treaties, and we encourage others to do the same. We are all Treaty People. To learn more about Treaty Education please visit: https://native-land.ca/

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CREDITS

Katrin Whitehead Design

Laura Stinson Puppetry

Franziska Glen Puppetry Director

CONTENT WARNING

The Book of Ashes depicts images, sounds and discussion of war, gun violence, air raids and death. The events shown include the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s and the Iraq War of 2003. HTYP acknowledges and respects that these events have impacted people's lived experience. We share this information for our community members to make informed decisions in advance of attending HTYP programs.

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