Educational Theatre for Young Audiences

2016 New Canadian Kid

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Written by Canadian playwright Dennis Foon in 1989, this play still remains one of the most popular and commonly performed shows for young audiences in North America.NewCdnKid
Presented by FLT in 2014 for Guelph elementary schools, we will be re-mounting New Canadian Kid the last week of April for approximately 1500 elementary school kids in the KW Catholic District School Board.  The show will again be directed by Rosemary Walton, Artistic Director at FLT and (happily!) all of our actors from the 2014 production are available and excited to perform in 2016. New Canadian Kid is particularly meaningful and relevant this year in light of the arrival of Syrian refugees in Canada this year.  Let’s help our school kids understand the plight of these ‘new Canadian kids’, as they meet Nick – a “Homelander” who cannot speak the language, doesn’t understand the sports, and is struggling as he tries to fit in. A unique, poignant and sometimes even funny look at the plight of the newcomer.

Contact Michelle Cutts at michelle.firstlighttheatre@gmail.com to find out how you can have this play performed at your school!