Manitoba Theatre for Young People produces professional theatre for young people that entertains, educates and advocates for children and youth. Over 52,000 Manitoba students see MTYP touring productions each year in their schools in addition to 60,000 who attend performances at the Mainstage. Over 1,500 students are enrolled in MTYP’s Theatre School while hundreds of others participate in workshops for schools and community groups. “I have used past MTYP productions to engage the children in an entire school system in discussions about poverty, racism, bullying and exclusion. These are issues that children face every day. Theatre offers a wonderful opportunity for exploring, for exchanging points of view, for learning about the lives others lead, for expressing empathy, and yes, often for acting from the heart.” – Manitoba School Principal
MTYP tours two plays to Manitoba schools each year, selected each spring of the preceding year. A full brochure is mailed to all Manitoba schools in late August. Recent productions for Grades K-6, have included, BENATH THE BANYAN TREE, KINDNESS, THE BIG LEAGUE, SEESAW and THE LAST TREE OF RAPA NUI. Past teen productions on tour have been AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ANISHNABE, DYING TO BE THIN, THE CANADA SHOW, LIARS and OFFENSIVE FOULS.